SAS has been selected as the official UK environmental partner for International Surfing Day (ISD) 2011, so we look forward to engaging our members and supporters with activities during the festival.
On Sunday, June 19, thousands of people will join us in celebrating International Surfing Day all around the world. As part of this celebration of surfing, waves, oceans and beaches, SAS will be hosting various activities at the Goldcoast Oceanfest Surf & Music Festival in North Devon, and via its network of SAS Regional Reps right across the UK.
SAS Reps & youth volunteers will be on site from 17th – 19th June, distributing campaign literature, membership information, Butt Bins, mini campaign action stickers and organising events to tackle marine litter.
Trash Mob Beach Clean
- 1pm – 3pm – Saturday 18th June
As part of SAS’s activities, we’ll be staging a Motivocean Trash Mob, a mass-participation beach clean event to demonstrate how much a lot of people can achieve in a little time. We’ll be encouraging all festival-goers, surfers and beach lovers to spend a few minutes during this time to help collect a few pieces of rubbish from around them or as they have a wonder, doing their bit to keep the beach free of unwanted marine litter and aid the recycling targets of the festival.
Participants can collect gloves and bin bags from the SAS stand and bring rubbish items back for disposal or recycling. Easily recycled items (plastic bottles, glass bottles, cans, newspapers) should be given back separately.
Free Surf Lessons*
Rewards will be available to participants returning litter during this period. The most successful beach cleaner, as judged by SAS Reps, will receive a special prize courtesy of SAS! And we’ll over 50 free surf lesson vouchers available for youth volunteers taking part in the Trash Mob! Surf lessons will take place on Sunday at 11am & 1pm.
*16-25 year old volunteers only. Funded by V, the National Youth Volunteering Charity
Check out SAS’s myGames history & events at www.vinspired.com
Motivocean Campaign Action Stickers, Butt Bins & Regional Reps Booklets
· All weekend from the SAS stand
SAS’s Motivocean ‘Think Before You Flush’ mini-campaign action stickers and ‘No Butts On The Beach’ cigarette tins will be distributed over the weekend so people can take away activities that will help reduce the volume litter ending up in the sea and on our coastline.
SAS Reps will also be distributing Regional Reps Booklets detailing SAS activists nationwide.
SAS Reps will be giving out Butt Bins to festival-goers from 6pm – 7pm on Saturday evening around the music stage and. SAS Butt Bins will help people keep cigarette butts off the beach and festival site.
International Surfing Day across the UK
SAS is also encouraging members nationwide to organize their own events to celebrate surfing and the protection of our coastal environment. So why not take to your local beach to celebrate on 19th June? Get in touch with the SAS Regional Rep near you to let them know what you’re planning! Just send us some photos!
Organized by EuroSIMA (European Boardsports Industry Manufacturers Association) in partnership with the Surfers Against Sewage, The Surfrider Foundation Europe and the ESF (European Surfing Federation) the event aims to engage the whole surfing community across the globe.