Hugo Tagholm

Hugo leads campaigning charity Surfers Against Sewage and drives government legislation to protect our seas.

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Hugo leads the ocean campaigning charity Surfers Against Sewage, taking action from the beach front to the front benches of Parliament. SAS connects and empowers over 100,000 ocean activists annually, and drives government legislation to protect our seas across four environmental pillars – plastic pollution, water quality, climate change and rewilding our ocean.

Environmentalist of the year

Hugo is part of the Edinburgh University Ocean Leaders programme and was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science by Exeter University. He was awarded Environmentalist of the Year 2021 by the Save the Waves coalition. 


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