It was great to receive a message of support from big wave surfer Gabe Davies. Gabe is not just famous for surfing some of the biggest coldest waves in the world but also for bringing the amazing surf spots of Ireland's wild Atlantic coast to international attention and for his work with environmental group Surfers against Sewage.
"It's easy to forget that wild places exist very close to all of us here in the UK. Within a few hours drive you can see some incredibly special places. I spent my pro surfing career searching beaches and rocky corners of the UK, Ireland and around the globe, looking for perfect waves. It showed me that we have to protect the special places that mean so much to us. Having been to the Fairy Glen on the river Conwy, I can appreciate what a really important and special place this is, both to those who live here and the future generations that are yet to discover it's beauty. I wish the team all the best in preserving this wild water way, and protecting both wildlife and the life's of those the river enriches from development. Please share your support and try and make time to discover this magical part of the World for yourselves and you will understand the passion behind this campaign."
(photo credit: Christian McCleod)