Alan Stokes, 2009 British surf champion, is a National Trust Surf Ambassador.
The Surf Ambassador Project helps support and promote the conservation work carried out by the Trust in the surfers’ playgrounds along the Devon and Cornwall coast. The team of Ambassadors each carry the Trust’s oak leaf on their boards, and help to champion the work of the National Trust at the coast. They do this by communicating through a variety of media from short films to facebook and by getting involved in local coastal conservation projects. They also help out at special eco-surf events with National Trust rangers, spending the morning carrying out conservation work on the dunes, cliffs and heathlands overlooking the water, and the afternoon appreciating their hard work from the sea.