Surfers Against Sewage’s 20th
Anniversary Beach Clean & Surf Tour
August, Surfers Against Sewage (SAS), in association with the
Quiksilver Foundation & myGames (powered by v), will be hitting the
road with the biggest beach clean tour in its history. Since 1994,
the volume of marine litter on UK beaches has increased by 146%*
and SAS is helping combat this tide line of trash through its beach
cleans and ongoing campaigns.
is SAS’s most ambitious beach clean tour to date and will be calling
in at over 20 major UK beaches and waterside locations across the
is welcome at the events and thanks to the support of the youth
volunteering charity v, SAS can also offer volunteers between 16 to
25 years old the opportunity to access and experience exciting
sports, including surfing, by participating in these beach cleans.
The sea and coastal environment are a vital component of so many
sporting activities from sailing to surfing, and SAS hopes to
further build awareness about coastal conservation by linking beach
sports to the protection of the environment.
If you are 16 to
25 years old please sign up to volunteer for a beach clean and get
your FREE surf lesson* via their
Swimmer rescued by RNLI lifeguards at Ainsdale beach
female swimmer was rescued from the sea by RNLI lifeguards based
at Ainsdale Beach, Merseyside, Monday, 16 August 2010.
The 18 year old girl, who was visiting the beach with a friend, was
swimming in the designated swim zone between the red and yellow
flags when she got into trouble.
RNLI senior lifeguard Clare Rooney said the incoming tide had left
the girl, who was playing on the sandbanks offshore, out of her
She said:- "There were quite a few people in the water when
the lifeguards on duty at the shore line heard voices shouting for
RNLI lifeguard Matt Davies entered the water with a rescue board
which he used to place the girl on before bringing her back to the
shore where his colleagues administered first aid.
Clare said the girls’ position in the designated swim zone ensured a
prompt reaction from the lifeguards on duty.
She said:- "The girl was in a state of shock by the time Matt
brought her to shore, but hadn’t suffered any serious injury. She
was a fairly strong swimmer but what happened to her can happen to
anyone, regardless of their capability in the water. This is why we
always urge visitors to the beach to swim between the red and yellow
flags, an area that is constantly monitored by the lifeguards on
If you are
outside this bracket, then please apply to take part in the beach
clean by emailing Chris Ranford on
* Beach cleans in Wales and Scotland are
not listed on the V-inspired website so please email
firstname.lastname@example.org to register your
interest in these events whatever your (with the date/location of
the clean you’re interested in the title box).