Surfers Against Sewage’s (SAS) beach clean crew is joining forces with Barefoot Wines again this summer for the 3rd instalment of our popular ‘Barefoot Friendly’ beach clean tour. We’ll be visiting 5 beaches across England and Wales between 28th July and 1st August to make sure they are as clean as possible for all to enjoy.
We are calling for volunteers to help us clean beaches at 5 locations around the UK, so if you value your beach as much as we do, please come along and join in. In 2009 we welcomed over 600 volunteers who helped us remove over... Read more
To mark World Ocean Day, clean water campaigners Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) are highlighting the ‘Dirty Dozen’ of identifiable beach litter items to help tackle the blight of rubbish on UK beaches. SAS is releasing the ‘Dirty Dozen’ league table, revealing the 12 companies to which it has sent the most identifiable beach litter back to as part of the award winning Return To Offender campaign.
The Return To Offender campaign is one of SAS’s most successful marine litter campaigns to date. Launched in 2006, SAS has sent almost 600 items of identifiable marine litter back to the companies producing them.... Read more
'SAS lobbies all candidates for cleaner seas in the run up to the general election'
Today SAS have sent our Clean Seas And Coastal Protection Manifesto out to all candidates standing in the general election. We are also calling on all surfers, waveriders and water users to send a copy of our manifesto to your local candidates asking for their commitment to clean seas for the UK.
Last year 11.6 million UK adults participated in water sports and water based leisure activities at the UK's coastline, helping to highlight just how popular the coast has now become as a place to pursue... Read more
Surfers Against Sewage's (SAS) 'Making Beaches Barefoot Friendly' tour supported by Barefoot Wine was a great success, eclipsing last year's fantastic effort. With the help of 600 SAS supporters we removed more than 2 tonnes of litter from the 6 beaches we visited, including:
Newquay, (Fistral's South End) on 29th July
Croyde (Baggy Point End) on 30th July
Bournemouth (By Bournemouth Pier) on 31st July
Llangennith (Hill End Campsite) on 1st August
Saltburn-by-Sea (By the pier) on 2nd August
Brighton (NIVEA SUN Yellowave Beach Sports Venue, Madeira Drive) on 3rd August
Regional round ups
NEWQUAY was hit by torrential rain, but over 40 volunteers picked up over 160kgs... Read more
Surfers Against Sewage's (SAS) new campaign Protect Our Waves (POW) is having its first action, The Gathering, and we need you to get involved! Simply turn up to Kimmeridge Bay with your wetsuit and board at 10am on Saturday the 20th of June, International Surfing Day and show the MoD how important waves are to surfers and waveriders. This is your chance to be an active part of a solution-based campaign protecting waves.
The Gathering will be a mass paddle out at Kimmeridge to demonstrate how significant and passionate the UK's surfing and wave-riding communities are, not least local Bournemouth and... Read more
Surfers Against Sewages (SAS) new campaign Protect Our Waves (POW) had its first action today, The Gathering, a mass paddle out, in association with local campaign group Access BroadBench Association (ABBA). Over 350 surfers from across the nation joined SAS and ABBA and paddled out at Kimmeridge Bay on International Surfing Day. The action called on the Secretary of State for Defence to allow surfers access to Broadbench, a special wave found on the outer boundary of a Ministry of Defence (MoD) firing range.
Broadbench is a quality wave in Kimmeridge Bay, described by many as one of Britains best. Unfortunately... Read more
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Surfers Against Sewage has published their new guidance for offshore renewable developers today, World Ocean Day, as the first act within the new Protect Our Waves (POW) campaign. The guidance highlights sites of special surfing interest that developers should avoid. If the guidance is used effectively it could also help speed up the consent process for suitable offshore developments.
The guidance can be read here and SAS are posting a hard copy to all offshore renewable developers as well as the relevant industry and Government bodies.
SAS has consistently supported offshore renewables and believe they can play a vital part... Read more
The SAS campaign team has always punched above it's weight. We do this because we are surfers, water users and started out as SAS members and so the campaigns mean as much to us as they does to you. We put in the long hours, determined that each campaign will end in an SAS victory, a victory for surfers, waveriders and water users all over the UK.
We want to do more, but we need your help. We want to extend the SAS campaign team to every corner of the UK coastline. We want to use our greatest resource, YOU, our... Read more
Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) campaigns target a wide range of environmental issues damaging your favourite beaches and surf spots. Marine litter is maybe the most obvious of these, something we all see too much of, too often, when we visit the beach or take to the sea. The plethora of plastics and other litter on our beaches is not only an eyesore, but also a persistent and long-lasting danger to surfers, beach users, recreational water sports enthusiasts, and the wildlife and habitats all around the UK's coastline.
So what can you do about it?
SAS currently organises annual nationwide beach cleaning events,... Read more