December 7, 2021

How the man behind Surfers Against Sewage took on the (dirty) water brigade

Hugo Tagholm can transparent a seaside in mins. He problems a uncooked sewage alert and everybody races out of the water. Swimmers hate sewage up to sharks — nobody desires to splash about in excrement. However even Tagholm will get it mistaken on occasion and unearths himself browsing a brown wave. “It’s lovely ugly paddling via effluent,” he says. “I keep away from it in any respect prices.”

We meet at Bude seaside at the border of Devon and Cornwall for breakfast at Rosie’s Kitchen. It’s half-term and drizzling, however youngsters are already pulling on damp wetsuits and grabbing their forums, and kids are scrambling between the rock swimming pools with buckets.

Tagholm orders a vegan sausage bap and an oat milk latte. He’s apprehensive that his 13-year-old son