Kelly Slater to deliver St Agnes-based Surfers Against Sewage petition to PM
ELEVEN time world champion surfer Kelly Slater will join a St Agnes-based charity to deliver a petition to the Prime Minister calling on the government to protect the UK’s waves.
Slater, hailed as the greatest surfer of all time will join members of Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) to hand in a petition with over 60,000 signatures calling to Protect Our Waves (POW).
It marks the culmination of SAS’s global campaign to make MPs recognise the importance of waves in the UK.
They will deliver the petition on October 22.
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The champion surfer, hailing from Florida, has been a long-time supporter of SAS.
Andy Cummins campaigns director at SAS said: “Kelly and Ben will join us as we hand in the petition at Downing Street.
“Before that, a talk will be given at Westminster Palace on the value of surfing in the UK. MP for Newquay and St Austell will give a talk in support of this followed by Hugo from SAS, me and Kelly.
“We will then walk together to deliver the petition to 10 Downing Street.
“Lots of people know who Kelly is, from his stint on Baywatch to becoming the most iconic surfer in the world. There’s no one better to talk about the value of waves than him.”
Ben Howard is just one of the many high profile celebrities to have signed the petition. Jack Johnson, Ed Sheeran and Gabrielle Aplin have all put pen to paper.
The petition aims to highlight the value of surfing waves and locations to the UK government and encourage MPs to debate legislation in order to recognise the importance of waves as a cultural, social, economic and environmental asset to coastal communities.
SAS believes that waves and surf spots deserve to be seen as part of UK heritage and should be afforded greater recognition and protection through debate and legislation.
To sign the petition visit www.protectourwaves.org.uk/