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
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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
International Symposium on the Protection of Waves
The protection of waves has been a growing concern for Surfers Against Sewage and other NGOs around the globe for a number of years. In early 2011, SAS proposed the first International Symposium on Protection of Waves to SAS’s sister organisations around the World including the Save the Waves Coalition, World Surfing Reserves, the Surfrider Foundation Europe and the Surfrider Foundation. The conference will bring together leading campaigners, scientists, oceanographers, international experts in wave physics, coastal morphology, wave-energy generation, coastal law and economics, plus a number of people with direct experience of over-interference with... Read more
We currently have several live Protect Our Waves campaigns that we urgently need your support on. Spanning access issues, coastal development issues and pollution issues affecting some of the UK's best waves, we need YOU to add your voice to the growing wave of support to protect surf spots nationwide. Adding your support is vital to the campaign to protect waves and the UK’s coastline from the ever-increasing myriad of... Read more
Although the Protect Our Waves (POW) campaign was only launched in 2009, we’ve been protecting waves from one threat or another since our conception 21 years ago. But the Protect Our Waves campaign gives us the structure to legitimately expand our remit, concentrating on wave protection like never before.
Using our years of experience the POW campaign identified the most potent and widespread threats to waves around the UK. These include threats from over zealous onshore and offshore developments, surfers and waveriders right of access and of course, environmental impacts.
Since 2009 the POW campaign has been incredible active and has already... Read more
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Beach Clean Events Officer/Youth Volunteer Co-ordinator
Based in St Agnes, Cornwall
Contract: 6 month fixed-term from January 10th 2011
Surfers Against Sewage is looking to recruit a dynamic and experienced individual with a project management, volunteer recruitment, campaigns & events background to deliver the second phase of our successful youth volunteering beach clean & sports programme in 2011. The project will crossover into various marine litter and other campaigns, which feed directly and indirectly into the beach clean youth volunteer programme.
Beach Clean Events Officer/Beach Clean Volunteer Co-ordinator
Salary – £16,000 - £18,000 pro-rata
Based in St Agnes, Cornwall
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Clean water campaigners Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) are celebrating this bank holiday Monday as Keep Britain Tidy commit to warning systems informing the public after sewage discharges on Blue Flag beaches. This commitment is a direct response to SAS exposing over 25% of the UK’s Blue Flags as currently failing to meet the imperative Blue Flag regulations and failing to warn the public after sewage spills. SAS are confident that next year’s Blue Flag beaches will provide beach lovers with an enhanced beach experience.
On 06/08/10 SAS raised their own brown flags on Blue Flag beaches that they believe have Combined... Read more
Beach cleans, secret gigs & campaign awareness!
SAS will again be hosting a stand at the Relentless Boardmasters in Newquay, between 4th – 8th August. We’ll be signing up newcomers to the campaign, distributing information about all our projects and generally flying the SAS banner at the biggest surf contest in the UK. Our presence there is very helpful in influencing new individuals who might not otherwise get to hear about our ongoing campaigns.
We’ll be engaging SAS supporters & visitors to the competition with a daily beach clean. These cleans are to highlight the growing... Read more
Come join ‘Motivocean’, SAS’s National Beach Clean & Beach Sports Tour!
This August, Surfers Against Sewage in association with the Quiksilver Foundation & myGames (powered by v), will be hitting the road with the biggest beach clean tour in its history. Since 1994, the volume of marine litter on UK beaches has increased by 146%* and SAS is helping combat this tide line of trash through its beach cleans and ongoing campaigns. ‘Motivocean’ is SAS’s most ambitious beach clean tour to date and will be calling in at over 20 major UK beaches and waterside locations across the nation, including:
Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) and four of the UK’s best Stand Up Paddle-boarders aim to cross the English Channel and set two new Guinness world records in one go, with a relay team and a solo paddler taking on the challenge. The SAS 2010 Challenge will launch on the day with optimum conditions, during the week of the 18th – 25th of June.
Launching from either Shakespeare’s Bay or Sapphire Hoe the champion paddlers will be aiming to raise £10,000 for SAS’s campaigns, celebrate the organisations 20th anniversary and mark International Surfing Day (double check date20thof June). Success is a real... Read more