Ever wound up in the ocean with human faeces on your head, or a used sanitary product bobbing by? Us neither, thankfully, but many UK surfers have, which is why a bunch of them campaign for cleaner seas with Surfers Against Sewage, a national marine conservation charity headed up by Hugo Tagholm.

For this opening episode of 2021, Hugo joins us to explain why Dave should try surfing (he really shouldn’t, ed.), why lobbying MPs in wetsuits is effective, and to shed light on the, well, shitty practices of water companies.

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