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    FREE BROADBENCH UPDATE

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    GRAYMAN

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    FREE BROADBENCH UPDATE

    Post  GRAYMAN on Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:25 am

    Just got this via email from SAS:

    Thank you for supporting Surfers Against Sewage’s Free Broad Bench petition calling on the Secretary of State for Defence, Phillip Hammond MP, to review the current access issues surrounding the wave at Broad Bench, Kimmeridge We are delighted that the petition received a strong response from local surfers and those that use the area regularly for surfing and other water sports. Our supporters combined actions have helped persuade the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of the need for another meeting to discuss the current restrictions.

    Please find attached the MoD response to the SAS petition showing that they are open to further discussions on the issue. We have responded to raise questions surrounding existing access anomalies on the range and requesting further information to clarify ways of permanently increasing access to the surf spot. We have also requested another face-to-face meeting as soon as possible.

    We believe there are a number of possible ways forward to increase access and confirm how the surfing community can maximize surfing time at Broad Bench. Ultimately, SAS hopes that surfers and wave-riders will be granted permanent access to the renowned waves of Broad Bench whilst maintaining vital MOD activities in full.

    All updates on the Free Broad Bench campaign will be on www.sas.org.uk

    This campaign is funded purely by SAS membership subscriptions.

    If you’d like to support the campaigns by becoming an SAS member please do visit www.sas.org.uk/join

    Thanks again for your ongoing support,



    Here's the MoD response:



    At least there's dialogue. Well done to them what wrote.

    Really gonna have to head up that way again this winter.

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    Blimp

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    Location : Southampton

    Re: FREE BROADBENCH UPDATE

    Post  Blimp on Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:47 pm

    Surfed it three times just lateley and had it all to myself does not get blown out as easily as the ledges.
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    stu

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    Re: FREE BROADBENCH UPDATE

    Post  stu on Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:44 am

    Was that matting or on a board ?
    S.
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    Blimp

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    Re: FREE BROADBENCH UPDATE

    Post  Blimp on Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:36 pm

    Only riding mats at the moment, been onshore and lumpy with the odd clean wave but very mattable but gets very iffy when the tide drops.Taking off more to the left than if it was clean,Rideable on a board.Don,t really have a problem with MOD restrictions it just makes it more special when you do get out there
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    The Pilgrim

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    Re: FREE BROADBENCH UPDATE

    Post  The Pilgrim on Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:07 am

    hhmmmmm sadly I know the story behind this and it's only got to this position because of the campaign. If it hadn't being put into the public eye then the MOD wouldn't have tighten there belts.

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