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
Surfing at the beach is allowed to continue as a form of exercise through the lockdown, providing the new restrictions announced on the 4th of January, are adhered to.
Our guidance to 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.
- STAY LOCAL – Exercise is limited to once a day and only within your local area. On the Government advice it states “Stay local means stay in the village, town, or part of the city where you live.” (National Lockdown: Stay at Home, Gov UK, Click here, Access Date: 6/1/21).
- RESPECT THE COMMUNITY – Be mindful that many vulnerable people are having to self isolate and local facilities like car parks and toilets may be closed
- 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 at this difficult time.
- 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.
For latest Government Advice see here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus