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

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.

Covid 19 Update – 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

For latest Government Advice see here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

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