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
Surfers Against Sewage's Protect Our Waves (POW) campaign will take centre stage at the 3rd Global Wave Conference in Mexico next week. The Global Wave Conference is a gathering of wave protection NGOs and academics from across the world, including SAS, the Surfrider Foundation, Wildcoast and the Save the Waves Coalition. This bi-annual conference helps connect wave protection movements and organisations from around the globe to discuss the issues facing our oceans, waves, beaches and communities, and share current campaign approaches and best practice for solutions.
UK surfers and those from across the globe need precious surf spots & waves protecting... Read more
We can reveal that Marine Minerals Limited (MML) has unlawfully undertaken the first significant works associated with their dredging proposal. Considering St Ives Bay is one of only 3 sites Marine Minerals Limited is applying to dredge, they are either incompetent or negligent in failing to apply for the necessary permission to carry out their sampling under the Coastal Protection Act 1949.
SAS has serious concerns about the project and how Marine Minerals Limited is operating. Marine Minerals Limited is simultaneously making very limited information available whilst they and their PR agency are promoting unsubstantiated claims. Marine Minerals Limited is yet to announce the... Read more
Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project events announced across the country
SAS, Ben Fogle and Barefoot Wine are leading the way in a campaign to keep Britain’s beaches ‘barefoot friendly’ in 2013. The national campaign, now in its sixth year, will kick off at Ben’s childhood beach of Climping in West Sussex in May, visiting 14 beaches across England, Scotland and Wales throughout the summer. Ben will also be personally hosting several of the beach cleans alongside SAS and together we are calling for coastal communities to join us on their favourite beaches.
Ben Fogle, who also led the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project in 2012, says: “I’ve... Read more
Sewerage System Failures in Torbay and the Isle of Wight
We've been celebrating the arrival (well nearly) of Spring but have this week been disappointed to receive reports of two significant sewage discharges in Torbay and on the Isle of Wight, details of which can be found below.
SAS believe that any impact upon bathing water quality caused by avoidable sewerage system failure is un-acceptable and we will always work with water companies, local councils and the Environment Agency to prevent these failures and protect the health of all UK recreational water users.
SAS Sewage Discharge Alert – Torbay – Hopes Nose Emergency Overflow
There... 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.
The SAS Big Spring Beach Clean will be taking place at over 60 beaches nationwide this month to tackle the growing marine litter crisis hitting UK shores.
Hundreds of volunteers will be cleaning beaches from the Orkney Isles to the Lands’ End, at locations chosen by local communities because of the accumulation of marine litter. Sadly, the springtime reveals the true severity of the marine litter crisis. The impact of winter storms and in absence of seasonal council beach cleaning operations, the build-up of litter can be truly shocking. Typical examples of marine litter include rubbish from beach users, sewage-related debris,... Read more
Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) is looking for an experienced office administrator to join its small team in St Agnes. The role would suit a numerate and very well organised individual who is able to work reliably often on their own initiative. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and numeracy are essential. Experience of using Sage and administering direct debits is also essential and experience of using databases is desirable. Experience of working with and co-ordinating volunteers would also be a distinct advantage.
Office Administrator (Part-Time)
Hours: 22.5 hours per week
Salary: £14,000 pro-rata (3 days week – 22.5 hours a week)
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