Waves of Optimism

With communities across the UK missing the awe and wonder provided by a trip to the ocean we are delighted to launch our Waves Of Optimism campaign. 

Art is a fantastic indication that there is life is still going on. While we cannot easily access the ocean we can still send waves of ocean optimism across the UK.

The idea is simple; we are asking our community to turn their windows into the biggest ocean art gallery Surfers Against Sewage has ever coordinated. Every wave created and displayed will be sending ripples of ocean optimism to people passing by as well as to our online community of ocean activists. We are asking people to fill their waves with optimism, whether this is through colour, marine wildlife, memories of their time at the beach or reasons for wanting to protect the ocean.

#WavesOfOptimism Artwork

#WavesOfOptimism Artwork

This campaign will be running alongside our Digital Ocean School lessons which have already reached thousands of pupils across the UK. We will continue to bring the shoreline direct to sofa’s, bedrooms, classrooms and kitchen table’s across the UK until the end of July.


If you would like to take part in the Waves of Optimism campaign, click here to get started and download your wave template. Remember to share your creations on social media using #WavesOfOptimism

“We hope thousands of kids (and adults!) will take part in #WavesOfOptimism displaying colourful campaign messages around the country to share their oceanic hopes, dreams and excitement with the world.” Emily van de Geer, SAS Education Manager

We will, of course return to UK beaches in the not too distant future. Perhaps with a new found respect and appreciation of the simple pleasures that can be found in these beautiful outdoor spaces.  In the meantime, we can’t wait to see all your amazing #WavesOfOptimism.