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Macca hops on board eco campaign

Surfboard
Sir Paul McCartney's surfboard

A surfboard featuring a design by Sir Paul McCartney is being auctioned in aid of environmental charity Surfers Against Sewage.

The Cornwall-based campaigners are also selling boards with designs from artists such as Tracey Emin and Gavin Turk in London on 23 October.

All the boards are made out eco-friendly foam and 50% organic material.

SAS hopes to draw attention to eco-surfboard design and influence surfers into making greener choices.

SAS Board Director, Hugo Tagholm said: "These days you can buy not only greener surfboards, but eco-wetsuits, recycled leashes, organic surf wax and much more.

"These choices don't just apply to surfers - all recreational water users can make choices to ensure their chosen sport is as environmentally friendly as possible."


SEE ALSO
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31 Jul 07 |  Cornwall
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02 Jun 07 |  Cornwall
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