SAS Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project mobilises over 250 community beach clean volunteers to set a new (unofficial) UK record!
We would like to thank the 257 dedicated community volunteers who took part in the SAS beach clean record attempt at Paddle Round the Pier 2012. This exceptional level of volunteer participation at a single UK beach clean sets down a fantastic benchmark of community engagement and, as far as SAS is aware, is the largest number of volunteers taking part in a single UK beach clean event.
SAS was joined at the event by local Green Party MP Caroline Lucas, who... Read more
Surfers Against Sewage, in association with Barefoot Wine, will attempt to set the UK record for the biggest ever beach clean at this year’s Paddle Round The Pier on Saturday the 7th of July. SAS are calling for 500 participants from the local Brighton community and the Paddle Round The Pier visitors to join them on Brighton beach under the SAS flags on the Western side of Brighton Pier at 2pm on Saturday 7th July*. This unique attempt will see SAS volunteers each tasked with removing 10 items of marine litter, potentially removing 5000 items of harmful marine litter from... Read more
SAS volunteers uncover plastic packaging that has been on UK beaches for almost as long as The Queen’s reign.
As the nation celebrates The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this weekend, Surfers Against Sewage is calling on the public to help curb the amount of plastic rubbish ending up on UK beaches. With hundreds of thousands of people set to visit coastal resorts on this very special long weekend, SAS is revealing the true and shocking persistence of marine litter, particularly plastics, on our beaches and in our oceans.
At a recent beach clean, SAS volunteers were shocked at the age of some marine... Read more
The Sewage Alert Service is turning the tide on the management of raw sewage discharges and real time information provided to the public.
SAS has secured an unrivalled and unprecedented level real-time water quality information from the UK’s secretive water industry. In only its 3rd year, our Sewage Alert Service will provide beach users with free real time information on raw sewage discharges available at almost 200 UK beaches from 15th May, the start of the bathing season. The Sewage Alert Service provides beach users with free real time SMS messages and web updates after... Read more
Think Before You Flush (TBYF) is an award-winning SAS initiative which raises public awareness about the problem that sanitary products (known in the business as Sewage Related Debris or SRD) cause in the sewage system and subsequently the marine environment when flushed down the toilet.
SAS is proud to announce Porthleven as the World’s first Think Before You Flush Town. Working closely with the Environment Agency, SAS successfully engaged the Porthleven community with the TBYF campaign, empowering them protect local beaches from unwanted sewage discharges and sanitary waste.
SAS was joined by one of the UK’s best professional surfers, Alan Stokes,... Read more
Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) is proud to be joining forces with adventurer Ben Fogle to kick off this year's project at Bournemouth Hengistbury Head from 2pm-5pm on Saturday, April 14th. Building on the huge success of 2011’s incredible series of events, the SAS Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project will run throughout the spring and summer with environmentalist and adventurer Ben Fogle as ambassador. Ben will also be personally hosting several of these coastal events alongside Surfers Against Sewage and we are calling on beach lovers in the Bournemouth area to come and join us and volunteer to keep their beach Barefoot Friendly.
Surfers Against Sewage is calling on the surfing community to help increase sustainable, public access to the waves at Broad Bench, Kimmeridge, Dorset.
SAS is today launching a new petition – www.sas.org.uk/free-broad-bench - calling on the Secretary of State for Defence, Phillip Hammond MP, to review the current restrictions which see the area and wave, known as Broad Bench, to be off limits for the majority of the year. SAS is encouraging local surfers and other recreational water users, along with the wider public, to sign the petition and share it with as many friends as possible.
The Free Broad Bench... Read more
Surfers Against Sewage is proud to announce the 5th annual Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project, kicking off on Saturday 14th April at Bournemouth, Hengistbury Head. Building on the huge success of 2011’s incredible series of events, the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project will run throughout the spring and summer, covering 14 locations nationwide.
“Barefoot Wine is very proud to be working with Surfers Against Sewage for the fifth year in a row to help keep Britain’s beaches ‘barefoot friendly’”, said Barefoot Wine Marketing Manager, Yona Ellis.
The 2011 Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project saw over 1100 volunteers remove 2.5 tonnes of litter... Read more
The SAS Big Spring Beach Clean weekend on March 24th & 25th was greeted with some of the warmest and brightest spring weather on record in the UK. There was also ample opportunity for surfing as the coastline soaked up some great swell. The weekend saw the biggest ever SAS Big Spring Beach Clean at locations from Cornwall to Scotland.
SAS Regional Reps and lead volunteers were joined by hundreds of eager volunteers, all doing their bit to keep UK beaches clean and raise public awareness about marine litter. SAS cleans took place throughout Cornwall, Devon, the South Coast, the East Coast,... Read more
SAS needs your hands on the beach on 24th & 25th March!
The annual SAS Big Spring Beach Clean has been removing marine litter from UK beaches for many years with the help of community volunteers. SAS are today calling on the coastal communities across the UK to join them for the SAS Big Spring Beach Clean at beaches nationwide on 24th & 25th March to help make this year’s event the biggest ever.
Spring time sadly reveals the true severity of the marine litter issue. After a long winter of storms, before local council beach cleaning operations begin for the summer... Read more