Surfing England

The National Governing Body for Surfing in England

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

The government’s roadmap out of lock down came into effect on the 8th March and from the 29th of March the ‘stay at home’ rule comes to end and either 6 people (the Rule of 6) or two households are allowed to meet.  This is stage one of the roadmap and many other restrictions remain in place, such as no overnight stays or social mixing indoors.

Our guidance for surfers is:

  • SOCIAL DISTANCE – Stay 2 meters (6 ft) apart from anyone not in your household
  • SURF WITHIN YOUR LIMITS – If in doubt, don’t paddle out. Be honest with yourself about your capabilities and avoid taking unnecessary risks.  If you see someone in trouble in the water, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.
  • PLAN YOUR TRAVEL  – Whilst we should continue to minimise unnecessary travel we are allowed to travel for sport and exercise, including surfing.  Sport and Tourism minister Nigel Huddleston suggests people need to think carefully about their travel plans, suggesting that if you need food and petrol to fill up before you go and to remember the intention of the guidance is to prevent people intermixing in different parts of the country to any greater degree than necessary.
  • RESPECT OTHER SURFERS – Avoid crowding beaches and busy peaks. Be mindful that you do not always know what the surfer in the lineup near to you is currently going through – consider taking that pause between sets to ask ‘how are you?’ and share some stoke as we start to emerge from the pandemic.
  • PROMOTE GOOD SURF ETIQUETTE – Don’t snake or drop in, smile, be thankful we can still enjoy some waves for our exercise, be kind & surf safe.

Covid 19 Update 20-5-2021 Step 3 of the Roadmap

Covid 19 Update 29-3-2021 General Guidance for Surfers

Covid 19 Guidance: Roadmap back to surf coaching

Covid 19 Update – National Lockdown 3 – 05/01/2021

Covid 19 Update – 30/12/2020

Covid 19 Update – 26/11/2020

Organised sports and exercise to be exempt from the ‘rule of 6’ – Coronavirus Update 11/09/20

Ecoworks Marine – Environmentally friendly cleaning that is COVID-19 tested and approved

Surf Coaching: A return to 1:8 Ratios for lessons

Covid19 Update 10/07/20 – Surf Schools and Coaching

Coronavirus Update for Surf Schools and Coaches 4/7/20

Covid 19 Update: Small Group Lessons 01/06/2020

Covid 19 Update: Surfboard, SUP and Equipment Hire 27/05/2020

Coronavirus communications summary 20-05-20

Surfing guidance 12-05-2020


Latest advice 10/04/2020

Latest Corona virus update 22/03/2020

Coronavirus Statement

Coronavirus Statement – Surfing England

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