Surfers From Around The Globe Stand Up For UK Waves
This week Surfers Against Sewage is launching Global Wave Wednesday, a new campaign action uniting surfers from around the globe in the call to protect UK waves from pollution, marine litter and over-development. SAS is calling on surfers, environmentalists and ocean lovers to join them and the coalition of wave and ocean protections organisations on Wednesday, 15th May, for this global day of action to protect our waves.
Global Wave Wednesday will be the first time the global wave protection community has joined forces to highlight calls to protect... Read more
Concern about marine pollution and conservation is growing amongst UK surfers, a recent online aimed at the surfing public has shown. The survey aimed to find out if those who enjoy surfing as a leisure pursuit are concerned about the marine environment and conservation issues. It was commissioned in January 2013 by Sea-Changers in collaboration with Surfers Against Sewage, and was completed by 300 surfers.
The key headlines from the survey were:
Over three quarters of surfers (77%) describe themselves as ‘very concerned’ about marine conservation issues.
94% of surfers believe that pollution from sewage outlets to be a serious problem.
ACTION: This Valentine’s day, why not shun Hallmark’s commercial demands and simply send your significant other, flirtatious friends and even your bromance one of our free Protect Our Waves petition Valentine E-cards remainders.
We’ve got POW Valentine messages ranging from the outrageously risqué, to sickly sweet. Be proud to help protect the waves we all love.
ACTION: Download these fun POW Valentine’s images (copy, save and share far and wide.)
ACTION: Tag, tweet and email your female (and/or male) across Facebook, twitter and your address book.
ACTION: Remember to make sure you’ve signed Protect Our Waves petition (www.protectourwaves.org.uk ).
Recent POW activity:
RAMPION: We were... Read more
Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) is calling on communities in North Cornwall to submit opinions on a massive and potentially devastating coastal dredging proposal. Marine Minerals Limited are applying for a licence to remove millions of tonnes of sediment from North Cornwall’s sea bed as little as 200 meters offshore at some of Cornwall’s premier beaches, including; St Ives Bay, Porthtowan, St Agnes & Perranporth.
If you have any concerns about this proposal, please register them with the Marine Management Organisation by Friday, 8th February. Marine.firstname.lastname@example.org
SAS first raised concerns about this issue when the new Protect Our Waves petition was launched in... Read more
Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) is delighted to announce that after its crucial intervention with E.ON, the Rampion offshore wind farm developers, potentially catastrophic damage to local surfing waves has now been averted.
E.ON initially identified a potential reduction in wave height of up to 22% for surfing beaches in and around Brighton as a result of the planned renewable energy development. This would have been a major blow to the substantial local surf community and important related economy. However, thanks to vital discussions between SAS, E.ON and leading local surfers and surfing-related businesses, the developers have reassessed their plans to minimise... Read more
SAS was joined by adventurer, environmentalist and TV presenter Ben Fogle for the 5th annual Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project. An amazing 1455 beach clean volunteers took part in the initiative at 14 beautiful beaches, rivers and canals nationwide, removing 3827kgs of marine litter from our precious coastline.
SAS Barefoot Beach Rescue Project Ambassador Ben Fogle said: “I think Barefoot Wine and Surfers Against Sewage are doing a fantastic job of highlighting such an important environmental issue and making it a fun family event, which I think has been key to the success of this project. For me it was a fantastic... Read more
Surfers Call For New Law To Protect Threatened Waves
Sign & Share The Petition Today
Surfers Against Sewage is today launching a new campaign calling for UK law to recognise and protect UK surfing waves, beaches and the livelihood of coastal communities.
SAS’s new Protect Our Waves petition – www.protectourwaves.org.uk - aims to generate over 100,000 signatures to highlight the value of surfing waves and beaches, and encourage Parliament to debate legislation in order to recognise and specifically protect surfing waves as a cultural, social, economic and environmental asset... Read more
The Government’s Red Tape Challenge consultation is proposing a retreat from coastal and marine protection which could abolish much of the legislation currently in place to protect our already threatened and damaged coastline – our waves, oceans and beaches.
SAS is encouraging supporters to voice their concerns immediately by signing its Red Alert! petition at www.sas.org.uk/red-alert/ . These concerns must be submitted by Friday, 23rd March 2012.
There is currently only limited legislation to protect our unique coastline, much of which will be weakened or abolished altogether through the Red Tape Challenge. This Government exercise seems to be putting developers... Read more
URGENT ACTION NEEDED!
Poole Harbour Commissioners are proposing several new developments for the harbour, including a 950 berth marina together with a cruise liner berth. This proposed development could be sited 200 metres off the beach at Hamworthy Park. This would have a devastating impact for windsurfers, kitesurfers and dingy sailors in the area. The development would cut across the first tack these waveriders would need to take when launching from the Hamworthy Park area and effectively prevent windsurfing in particular from the beach in the normal SW/S prevailing winds.
SAS supporters can lodge your opposition to this inappropriate development here: Read more
Surfers Save Challaborough
Today we are stoked to announce a resounding Protect Our Waves victory to safeguard the surfing waves of Challaborough, Devon. Today the Planning Inspectorate could have been deciding the future of the waves at Challaborough. However, we contested the proposal to dump rock armoury on Challaborough beach, mobilised the local surfing community and ensured their concerns over this inappropriate coastal defence scheme were heard just in time.
Over a thousand local surfers, waveriders and beach users signed our Protect Our Waves (POW) petition to the Planning Inspectorate opposing the dumping of rock armoury on the beach as this... Read more