Surfers Against Sewage (SAS), the Quiksilver Foundation and Quiksilver athletes got together to highlight SAS’s ongoing environmental campaigns and new educational programme on World Ocean Day. The launch of the SAS’s new education programme promoting marine conservation and activism took place on Wednesday 8th June at the National Maritime Museum, Falmouth.
Quiksilver athletes including professional Roxy sailor Sam Davies (4th place, 2009 Vendee Globe race, 1st Woman to finish, 1st British finish) and top UK professional surfer Toby Donachie joined SAS to talk about their inspirational oceanic stories, passion and motivation for protecting the marine environment.
250 local primary & secondary school... Read more
2010 saw SAS turn 20 and it was one of our best years ever! Our campaigns were splashed over the front pages of The Sunday Times, featured in The Observer and starred in the UK’s most watched current affairs TV programme to mention but a few. This momentum translated into significant campaign victories for surfers and waveriders all over the UK.
SAS has never rested on our laurels and we have big plans for all of our campaigns in 2011. But before we get ahead of ourselves, we thought it would be the perfect time to reflect... Read more
The SAS Invinci-Ball celebrating 20 years of successful campaigning!
It has been years in the planning but the SAS Ball is finally making a much called for comeback to the Badlands of Cornwall to celebrate SASs 20th anniversary.
The SAS Invinci-Ball 20th anniversary celebrations will take place on
Friday, 3rd September at the Porthtowan Eco-Park, a brand new site at the heart of SASs birthplace, Porthtowan. The event will be fancy dress of course, the theme being Invinci-Ball, so come dressed to impress, possibly even as your favourite super heroes. Tickets will go on sale to SAS members at 9am on Friday,... 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 fighting for first time EU bathing water designation at Portballintrae
Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) campaigners and local surfers hand delivered a petition to the HQ of the Department of Environment Northern Ireland (DOENI) today, 17th November, when this years bathing water results were issued. SAS's Love Your Beach campaign petition, with more than 450 signatures, calls for the popular yet undesignated recreational waters at Portballintrae's Runkerry Strand to receive full EU bathing water designation.
In February 2009 SAS launched their Love Your Beach campaign, which will enable recreational water users to apply for 'bathing water' designation for their recreational... Read more
Clean water campaigners Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) have received strong support for a pilot scheme to warn beach users ofpotential poor water qualityat a meeting organised by MP Julia Goldsworthy. The pilot project will be running on (some) beaches in the South West for the 2010 bathing season.
Attending the meeting with SAS and Liberal Democrat MP, Julia Goldsworthy, were the Environment Agency, the RNLI, Cornwall Council, Consumer Council for Water and South West Water (SWW).
Since SAS starred in this summer's Panorama, "Britain's Dirty Beaches", the most watched Panorama of the year, SAS have been lobbying for short term pollution warnings.... Read more
Scottish SAS Representatives Warn Of Potential Increased Health Risks As Sewage Treatment Reduced At The East Coast's Premier Surf Spot
Surfers Against Sewage's (SAS) Scottish representative is joined on Pease Bay beach by locals surfers to warn waveriders of the potential increased health risk at Pease Bay as Scottish Water reduce the levels of sewage treatment from tomorrow.
4 weeks ago today SAS unveiled a straw poll to the local waveriding community in Pease Bay. In just 4 weeks over 200 people have committed to using the sea at Pease outside the bathing season and joined the SAS call for full year... Read more
Clean water campaigners from Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) are urging all water users to watch Panorama this Monday the 7th of September, BBC1 at 8.30pm. SAS have helped the Panorama team expose the shocking truth that after heavy rain, raw sewage is consistently discharging into our rivers, seas and bathing waters without warning to the public and water users.
SAS Campaign manager Andy Cummins features heavily in the programme and captures the most outrageous footage of a Combined Sewage and Stormwater Overflow drain (CSO) discharging raw sewage into a river. This is the first time this disgusting practice has been highlighted,... Read more
Clean water campaigners from Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) are joined by mermaids in celebrating a campaign victory today, World Environment Day, with the release of the British Plastic Federation's (BPF) Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) guidance manual. OCS is aimed at improving British plastic factories efficient use of plastic pellets, commonly referred to as mermaid's tears. SAS had identified these mermaid's tears on beaches in abundance all over the UK and exposed plastic factories as a source of this pollutant.
Photocall: SAS campaigners and 2 beautiful mermaids will be at the BPF headquarters at 12 noon on Friday the 5th of June,... 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