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Posted by on Apr 17, 2012 in Windsurfing News | 2 comments

Help Save Top UK Wave Spot – Broad Bench Kimmeridge

One of the best surf/windsurf spots on the south coast is in need of your support. At Kimmeridge, the wave known as Broad Bench, is situated just within a Ministry of Defence firing range’s restricted outer limits! Campaigners, Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) & Access Broad Bench Association (ABBA) believe there is a compromise that will allow full public access to Broad Bench whilst maintaining full use of the site for military exercises.

Broad Bench Kimmeridge

They need your support to help increase sustainable, public access to the waves at Broad Bench, Kimmeridge, Dorset. If you want to help Please sign the petition and share it with as many friends as you can…

Free Broad Bench Petition Form

There aim is to reach reach 1,000 signatures.

Surfers Against Sewage are calling on the Ministry of Defence to review the current situation at the AFV Gunnery School, Lulworth Camp, Dorset where existing restrictions severely limit public access to one of the UK’s best recreational waves.

Broad Bench windsurfing and surfing

The Ministry of Defence has refused to meet with SAS to discuss improving public access to the area despite the latest requests to do so.

The wave, known as Broad Bench, is situated just within the firing range’s restricted outer limits. SAS believes there is a compromise that will allow full public access to Broad Bench whilst maintaining full use of the site for military exercises.

Broad Bench Wave

The unique coastal morphology and environment create surfing waves which are a jewel in the crown of British surfing, providing significant social, sporting, cultural and economic benefits for the local and wider communities. SAS are also fully supporting Marine Conservation Zones (MCZ) proposed for the area as these aim to restrict exploitation such as development, drilling, fishing and mining extraction rather than exclude sustainable public access. These MCZ’s will help prevent irreversible change occurring to our precious coastline.

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