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Due to the lack of access being given to Surf the Marina at
Brighton, “Concerned Surfers of Brighton Marina”, will today be attempting
to gain access to the wave.

We will be armed with a video camera, and are prepared to be arrested, and make the front pages!We believe Brighton and Hove Council’s Reneging on the Agreement made with our National Association (the BSA 01637876474) on 07/02/2003 is a testimony of Brighton and Hove Council’s failure to understand the importance of our Natural Environment
and of the Tourist Value of the area (£1 million p.a.).

Brighton and Hove Council is using beefy builders and the Police to threaten young surfers and
prevent them from accessing the water. The Police in turn are recommending
that surfers park in the Marina, and jump over the sea wall. We consider
this dangerous and irresponsible, and believe that the Police do NOT have
the right to restrict access from Her Majesty’s High Water Mark. Ask for a
400kb doc for the history of this issue. We further believe that Brighton
and Hove Council, rather than promoting a clean and honest sport, “prefer
the youth of Brighton & Hove to take hard drugs and mug old ladies”, we
believe this to be misguided. What do we want? – our legal right to Surf
Neptunes waves and our legal right to access to Her Majesty’s High Water

If Brighton and Hove Council maintain that it is dangerous walk down
to the beach, why can we not be supervised by their Security guards / walked
down to the beach?We would like to thank the Argus and Local and National
Television for helping to highlight this issue, without your help Brighton
and Hove Council would have destroyed one of the South Coasts premier reef
breaks, and a SSSI protected environment – Now we want to stop them trying
to kill our sport (which only occurs during the winter season on the South
Coast). Aloha, keep surfing! “Concerned Surfers of Brighton Marina”


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