Coronavirus Resource Hub
Welcome to the Surfing England Coronavirus Resource Hub
All public updates will be shared onto this page as Government Advice evolves. All Surfing England Members, Accredited Surf Schools and Coaches and Affiliated Surf Clubs will receive full information directly on email as well as being able to access direct support from the Surfing England Team. To join us & support your National Governing Body, click here.
General Guidance for Surfers
- SOCIAL DISTANCE WHERE POSSIBLE – Stay 2 meters (6 ft) apart from others where possible in and out of the water.
- SURF WITHIN YOUR LIMITS – If in doubt, don’t paddle out. Be honest with yourself about your capabilities to stay safe in the water. Many beaches do not have RNLI Lifeguards in Operation. Visit www.rnli.org for information. If you do see someone in trouble in the water, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.
- CONSIDER IF YOU PLAN TO TRAVEL – Under the current guidance you can travel to “exercise outdoors – this should be done locally wherever possible, but you can travel to do so if necessary (for example, to access an open space)” (UK Gov, Access Date 6/11/20, https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november)
- RESPECT LOCAL COMMUNITIES – Be mindful that there are elderly/vulnerable people that may still be self-isolating. Consider the local facilities (supermarkets, cafes/restaurants, toilets, parking, etc) and provision of emergency services when making your plans to surf.
- RESPECT OTHER SURFERS – Avoid crowding beaches and busy peaks. Be mindful that you do not always know what the surfer in the lineup next to you is currently going through – consider taking that pause between sets to ask ‘how are you’ and share some stoke at this difficult time.
- PROMOTE GOOD SURF ETIQUETTE – Don’t snake or drop in, smile, have fun, be kind & surf safe.
For latest Government Advice see here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus