- 13 April 2010 | Environment
Today, Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) campaigners attended the opening day of the O’Neill Cold Water Classic (CWC) Scotland to promote how surfers can get the most out of new legislation to help protect for Scotland’s world class surfing waves, secured by SAS through the recent Scottish Marine Bill.
The competition is the perfect platform for this important Protect Our Waves campaign action as it is held at Scotland’s world-renowned reef breaks, Thurso and Brimms Ness. The CWC Scotland is also a 6- Star WQS surfing event, attracting the best professional surfers and industry sponsors from around the globe to the area, a clear sign of just how important the surfing waves are to the local area.
On the opening day of the Cold Water Classic, at the Brimms Ness contest site, SAS campaigners were joined by O’Neill professional surfer Sam Lamiroy. Sam took the ‘surfer’s throne’ onto the reef to demonstrate the importance of protecting waves in the area. And to remind surfers to take their seat on the Regional Planning Partnership groups.
- 08 April 2010 | Environment
World champion surfers Shaun Tomson and Peter ‘PT’ Townend join Project Save Our Surf founder/actress Tanna Frederick when they co-host the Third Annual Project SOS: SURF 24 a 24-hour surfathon to benefit Surfrider Foundation, Heal the Bay and Inside the Outdoors.
Celebrity surfers include Sam Trammel (True Blood), Dylan Bruno (Numb3rs), Jesse Spencer (House), Sean Patrick Flanery (Boondock Saints), Chad Lowe (24), Michael Munoz (Amazing Race), Eric Balfour (24), Brandon Boyd (Incubus), David Chokachi (Beyond the Break), Gregory Harrison (Trapper John, MD), Chris Bruno (Dead Zone) and Kathy Zuckerman (Gidget).
- 06 April 2010 | Environment
Clean water campaigners Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) are extremely disappointed with the Planning Inspector's weak ruling, requiring water companies to make only minor improvements to their 4,000 unregulated Combine Sewer Overflows (CSOs). These minor improvements fall far short of what is needed to protect and improve the environment and SAS feel this has been an opportunity lost.
SAS supported the Environment Agency's proposed conditions, which didn't require excessive investment. Yet incredible, after 20 years of leniency, rather than embrace the decision with good grace the water companies involved appealed against 94% of the discharge consents! The appeal was brought before the Planning Inspector by; Anglian Water, Yorkshire Water, Welsh Water/Dwr Cymru, Thames Water and Severn Trent Water.