SAS Welcome O'Neill as Title Sponsor of the Cornish & Open

Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) are stoked to welcome O’Neill as the new title sponsors for the SAS Cornish and Open 2007. The SAS Cornish and Open is the longest running surf contest in the UK and has established itself as the UK’s greenest surf festival. It takes place on the 17th, 18th and 19th of August at Porthtowan Beach, Cornwall.

The 3-day event combines SAS’s environmental ethos with all the entertainment you’d expect at a great surf festival. There is a strong emphasis on recycling, environmental talks, beach litter picks, eco-art workshops and providing locally sourced food.

This combines well with the high-octane surfing action and the great party atmosphere to give the SAS Cornish and Open a unique feel. This year’s featured band is the Blimms, a great chance to see them at the Blue Bar before they hit the big time.

O’Neill have supported SAS on a number of campaigns and education activities in the recent years and are delighted to be the title sponsors of such a prestigious event. O’Neill Marketing Director Paul Wilkinson said: “We are thrilled to be the title sponsor of the 2007 O’Neill, Surfers Against Sewage, Cornish and Open. This long established event attracts top class surfers from across the globe so it’s shaping up to be a great event. Surfers Against Sewage are a brilliant organisation and we are proud to be associated with them.”

Andy Cummins, SAS Campaign Officer, says: “This event has a real family feel to it with the beach activities and has some great surfing action to watch. As always we are expecting the top UK surfers as well as a strong overseas contingent with South Africans and Australians amongst the winners in 2006. All we need is sunshine and good waves now.”

www.sas.org.uk

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