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.

Hugo is part of the Edinburgh University Ocean Leaders programme and was recently awarded a Doctorate of Science by Exeter University for his services to the marine environment. He is a columnist for Oceanographic magazine and sits on the World Surfing Reserves vision council.

He was made Environmentalist of the Year 2021 by the Save the Waves coalition.”

Recent Articles:

  1. Seaspiracy: What does ocean conservation look like now? | LinkedIn
  2. Time To Act • Surfers Against Sewage (
  3. A deposit return scheme would halt the tide of plastic | Comment | The Times

Twitter: @hugoSAS

LinkedIn: Hugo Tagholm

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