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

  • 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 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,
  • 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.

Covid 19 Update – 26/11/2020

Return to lockdown: Guidance for Surfing 02/11/2020

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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