Ben Skinner, one of the UK’s most talented and accomplished surfers, has joined The BLUE Climate & Oceans Project.

Acting as an ambassador for The BLUE Project, Ben will join a number of other world-class athletes from varying ‘BLUE’ sports to inspire and motivate individuals to reduce their impact on the world’s climate and oceans.

At 23 years old Ben has proven himself numerous times on National, European, and International levels, winning European and British longboard titles and taking Silver at the World Surfing Games in 2006 – a feat never previously accomplished by a British surfer.

Ben, who will be competing in Japan later this week, said: “As a surfer I have always been environmentally aware but like many people I realise that there is more we all could be doing to protect the environment. By being a BLUE ambassador I can motivate and inspire people through my sport to do just that little bit extra, and consider their everyday effects on the planet."

Upcoming BLUE events include the Archipelago Raid in Scandinavia, Sara Campbell’s world-record freedive attempts in Egypt later this month, and a BLUE exhibition at the House of Commons (London) where the UK’s Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (Andy Burnham) and the Secretary of State for the Environment (Hilary Benn) will meet with BLUE ambassadors to discuss the possibilities of the project prior to the Marine Bill being announced.