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Protect Our Waves Ambassadors

  • "I support the Protect Our Waves campaign by Surfers Against Sewage. I've known these guys a long time, I met them back in 1990. You guys are doing a good job!"

    Kelly Slater, 11x Surfing World Champion
  • "Been traveling the globe for the past month and stopped by the Surfers Against Sewage HQ in Cornwall to support their new Protect Our Waves Petition campaign. Please make sure you sign the petition to help protect UK surf spots."

    Rob Machado, Surfer
  • "I'm stoked to support Surfers Against Sewage protect our waves petition. Beaches and surf spots should be better protected, so please join me in signing the SAS petition for clean, protected waves, beaches and oceans."

    Ben Howard, Musician & Surfer
  • "I'm delighted to be involved with the #SIGNFORIT campaign, which is a great way for SAS to say a huge thank you to the thousands of campaigners getting behind their calls for better protection for fabulous beaches right around the UK. I hope that we can motivate many thousands more people to support SAS through this brilliant new rewards promotion!"

    Gabrielle Aplin, Musician
  • "I am honoured to support the #SIGNFORIT campaign. I have been a proud supporter for many years and am thrilled to be able to donate my track to reward SAS campaigners. By signing this petition we are all helping SAS continue their important work raising public and political awareness of the big issues surrounding our coastlines."

    India Bourne, Musician
  • "Surfing waves bring with them so much positive energy - a healthy lifestyle, environmental awareness and responsibility, community spirit and fantastic fun, so we need to ensure we protect healthy waves, reefs and beaches for tomorrow's up and coming surfers."

    Alan Stokes, UK Professional Surfer
  • "History is a very powerful thing, it can remind you where you came from and in the same way help you where to go. The UK's surf culture runs deeper than many would know, and a failure to protect this - in anyway - would be a failure on all our parts. We're backing the campaign and many more should do the same."

    Tom Kay, Founder of Finisterre
  • "This campaign aims to set a precedent by adding official recognition and a measure of protection to a truly renewable resource. Recognising its economic importance for those coastal communities building creative and sustainable business around the surf, but also socially, for those of us who plan to keep chasing waves for as long as we're able."

    Ben Freeston, Founder of MSW
  • "I'm signing Surfers Against Sewage petition to help protect surf spots, waves and beaches for this and future generations. Clean, perfect waves and great surf spots are finite natural resources just like our forests, lakes and mountains, and we must ensure they are protected from over-development, pollution and other environmental threats such as marine litter."

    Ben Skinner, 9x European Longboard Champion
  • "Natural surf breaks should be treated as world heritage sites, and should never be destroyed no matter what the reason… We really can't allow any existing surf breaks to be taken down, for whatever reason."

    Yvon Chouinard, Founder & CEO of Patagonia, Inc.
  • "Surfers Against Sewage is already working to protect a number of threatened surfing breaks around the UK and it is shocking that there is no law to protect them. Waves and surfing beaches need to be recognised as part of UK coastal heritage and should be afforded greater protection and seen as unique, valuable And scarce assets, just like an ancient woodland or historic building."

    Hugo Tagholm, SAS Director
  • "Please sign this petition too :)"

    Gabrielle Aplin, Musician
  • "Please take some time to sign this petition."

    Xavier Rudd, Musician & Surfer
Kelly Slater

Kelly Slater, 11x World Champion

Joel Parkinson

Joel Parkinson, 2012 World Champion

Jordy Smith

Jordy Smith, Surfer

Mark Richards

Mark Richards, 4x World Champion (1979-82)

Steve Sherman

Steve Sherman, Surf Photographer

Jeremy Flores

Jeremy Flores, Surfer


Ben Freeston, Ryan and Nick of MSW

Jeff Hakman

Jeff Hakman (aka Mr. Sunset), Surfer

Matt Wilkinson

Matt Wilkinson, Surfer

Alan Stokes

Alan Stokes, Surfer

Mark Phipps and Simon Anderson

Mark Phipps & Simon Anderson, Shapers

Tyree Anderson

Tyree Anderson, Surfer

Oli Adams

Oli Adams, Surfer

Dane Reynolds

Dane Reynolds, Surfer

Stephanie Gilmore

Stephanie Gilmore, 5x World Champion

Gabrielle Aplin

Gabrielle Aplin, Musician

John John Florence

John John Florence, Surfer

Tom Carroll

Tom Carroll, 2x World Champion (1983 & '84)

Joel Tudor

Joel Tudor, Surfer

Ben Fogle

Ben Fogle, Presenter, Writer & Adventurer

Gabe Davies

Gabe Davies, Big Wave Surfer

Gabriel Medina

Gabriel Medina, Surfer

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran, Musician

Ben Skinner

Ben Skinner, 9x European Longboard Champion

Lauren Davies

Lauren Davies, Writer & Surfer

Spencer Hargraves and Grishka Robert

Spencer Hargraves & Grishka Roberts, Surfers

Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson, Musician & Surfer

Rob Machado

Rob Machado, Surfer

Mick Fanning

Mick Fanning, 2x World Champion

Ben Howard

Ben Howard, Musician & Surfer

Sophie Hellyer

Sophie Hellyer, Surfer

Donavon Frankenreiter

Donavon Frankenreiter, Musician & Surfer

Xavier Rudd

Xavier Rudd, Musician & Surfer

Greg Long

Greg Long, Big Wave Surfer

Maurice Cole

Maurice Cole, Surfer & Shaper

Jack Johns

Jack Johns, Bodyboarder


Tom Kay and the team at Finisterre

Céline Gehret

Céline Gehret, Surfer

Sam Lamiroy

Sam Lamiroy, Surfer

Candice O'Donnell

Candice O'Donnell, Surfer