Protect Our Waves – Reporting Threatened Surf Habitats

The threat of coastal developments, restricted access and pollution destroying or degrading UK surfing habitats and heritage has been a growing concern to surfing communities nationwide in recent years, with an alarming number of popular waves coming under fire. Surfers Against Sewage’s Protect Our Waves campaign has been at the forefront of exposing these issues and co-ordinating well planned and successful community responses.

Our experienced team provide expertise on the planning process, a wealth of campaign experience and the essential scientific, economic, statistical and engineering information to strengthen grassroots efforts at the frontline. This approach delivers positive outcomes for waves, wildlife and the wider coastal environment, alongside protecting important surfing communities and economies. Surfers Against Sewage represents over 100,000 regular supporters nationwide and supports appropriate local campaigns with promotional support across digital and print media.

Nigh Bay, Aberdeen home to 3 quality waves all threatened by new port facility

(Nigg Bay, Aberdeen is home to 3 quality waves all threatened by a potential port facility)

If you believe your local surf habitat is under threat from an inappropriate coastal development or a severe pollution threat please download and complete the POW Reporting A Wave Under Threat Form so that we can accurately assess the issue and resource the potential response.

Please note that Surfers Against Sewage is an environmental charity and membership organisation with finite resources and many existing commitments, which new enquiries must always be balanced with. We will endeavour to get back to new enquiries within 2 weeks. Please download our free scientific reports ( to support the progress of your campaign.

As a charity dependent of membership subscriptions we would also urge you to renew your SAS membership here –

Freshwater on the IoW.  Potential local harbour development

(Freshwater on the IoW. Threatened by a potential local harbour development.)

Download the POW Reporting A Wave Under Threat Form and return to [email protected] or post to SAS, Unit 2 Wheal Kitty Workshops, St Agnes, Cornwall, TR5 0RD