Bridlington lifeboat launching authority Fred Ingham paged the inshore lifeboat at 11.27 am today (Sunday 28th June) after a request from the UK Coastguard.
The call came after a windsurfer had tried unsuccessfully after many attempts to get back on his board due to strong winds.
The inshore lifeboat launched and made way directly into a wind force five gusting six with the ILB helm having to take action to avoid injury to the crew.
On arrival the lifeboat crew were informed that the surfer had made the shore and was in the safe hands of the Coastguard.
The lifeboat crew Helm Jamie Mchale and his crew Ash Traves and Pete Jones proceeded to return to the lifeboat station.