Surfers Against Sewage

Surfers Against Sewage is a passionate, practical-minded movement of people just like you.
We’re a community dedicated to the protection of oceans, waves, beaches and wildlife. We fight long and hard to protect what we love and we won’t stop until it’s completely clean, safe and protected for everyone, forever.

93 GoodGymers have supported Surfers Against Sewage with 29 tasks.


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Upcoming sessions
Gorge Cleaning - Leigh Woods Side, meeting at the skate park

Saturday 27th April 2024 10:30am - 11:30am

Gorge Cleaning - Portway Side, meeting under the bridge

Saturday 27th April 2024 10:30am - 11:30am


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LauraEmma RAlice WhaleJason ThorneJankaNadia Vaenerberg

Going coco in aquapulco

Saturday 2nd March

Written by David Head

A fantastic turnout today to help Mark at surfers against sewage in these wet conditions. Thanks to everyone as you made a real difference. Meeting under the skate park we paddled our way and even did a spot of boldering to keep our tootsies dry as we walked along the peel path to meet Mark and his 2 barrows. We then climbed down into the grassy verge and scanned the plain collecting as much pesky litter as possible in the hour. We handed 5 general waste and 3 recycling bag fulls. Key finds of the day was a coconut with a happy facial expression. We then barrowed our way back to the rubbish drop of point and a final photo with the fab team and Mark. We then had a lovely coffee and bite at the Garden centre. Awesome place. Great job 👏

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David HeadJason ThorneArron

Never Rubbish @ surfers against sewage

Saturday 10th February

Written by David Head

A lovely morning greeted Aaron, Jason and David with our host Mark and special guest Mervyn. Meeting 2 barrow Mark at the bottom of Nightingale Valley, we started to clear rubbish on the verge by the lighthouse. With clear and green council bags we cleared a 100M region in the hour. So nice to look behind to see only green. Bagging up the wheel barrows and tying them down with rope, we took turns to push them all the way 💪 back to the skate park. Great work everyone

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David HeadDash MartinJames C.Jason Thorne

We were on fire extinguisher ing the litter

Saturday 16th December 2023

Written by David Head

Meeting at the groovy skate Park, Jason, James and David headed to meet Mark our host with his 2 barrows from surfers against sewage on the banks of the Avon under the suspension bridge. On the Pill side by the light house we started to scan the bank rapidly filling our green and clear recycling bags.
Two fire extinguishers, our favourite traffic cone and plastic seahorse amongst our finds. We then took turns to barrow all the rubbish back to the skate park drop off point. We celebrated with vegan mince pies and hot chocolate and departed on our merry ways. Great work 👏

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David HeadJames C.Janka

A litter two fishy

Saturday 18th November 2023

Written by David Head

Great to be joined by Ashley and Janna to meet our host Mark to get on board again to help surfers against sewage. We scaled the wall down to a safe plaice on the banks, and started to hook litter into our council provided bags. Fish of the day were 2 fishy toys, caught on camera. With only 8 pairs of fins we accumulated 6 full bags of litter , swimming the extra mile to clean under the bridge path too. We were fully bladdered by our efforts and migrated back to our spawning grounds. 👏

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David HeadJason Thorne

Ducking around for surfers against sewage

Saturday 18th November 2023

Written by David Head

Meeting on the Leighwoods side of the bank we scouted out for areas of litter, expertly briefed by Sarah from the previous Wednesday mission. Armed with both recycling and general waste bags we began in ernest and rapidly filled 4 bags. Finds of the day were a toy duck and a pirate sword. Mind boggles of the journey they had been on to get here. We then paddled back as happy but muddy GG ducks. to the bridge to deposit our bags knowing that our mallard friends have a bit of a cleaner space for preening.

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HollyKaren HillierPhill Stone

(H)Avon' a new leash on life

Wednesday 11th October 2023

Written by Bristol runner

Despite threatening dark rainclouds, Phill and I set out to meet Mark from SAS for a litter pick along the Avon. Sadly, we got stood up by a number of newbies who failed to make it to the task so it was just the three of us. But then along comes a lovely dog walker who didn't hesitate for a heartbeat on my invitation to join us. Him and his dog were great company and it was definitely not his first time litter picking. After 20min, the stranger set off to continue his walk and the three of us finished up freeing the patch of river bank from rubbish. We were soooo enthusiastic about collecting litter that we had forgotten about the part where we also had to carry everything we collected back into the city. It was a grueling track back, but thankfully Mark had brought his trusty wheelbarrow and a rope to leash the load tightly together. Leaving the river bank clean(ish), wildlife will hopefully enjoy this spot more now and for us this task was definitely a good work out.

Great job everyone! I hope your arms don't hurt as much as mine! Sarah

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