We are hoping to begin opening slowly from June, although this will depend upon the current advice from the government and Surfing England, which is subject to change. We understand that the safety of our students, coaches and the local community is the most important factor in this decision. We are also aware that there may be limited public facilities, such as toilets, available. Anyone that wants to book a lesson should take this into account and check their personal requirements before booking.

 

Initially, limited 1:1 lessons will be available to intermediate and advanced surfers who are self-sufficient in the water, so that we can adhere to social distancing rules, and are able to travel to us under the current guidance as part of their daily exercise. These lessons will last for approximately 2 hours at a reduced cost of £40 per person and are available to book online.

 We are taking additional measures to reduce the risk of possible infection and expect everyone who surfs with us to understand and comply with our Terms & Conditions and additional precautions.

Surfing England advice:

  • MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES – Stay 2 meters (6 ft) away from others in and out of the water.

  • SURF WITHIN YOUR LIMITS – If in doubt, don’t paddle out. There are currently no RNLI Lifeguards in Operation on Beaches in England. If you do see someone in trouble in the water, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

  • RESPECT LOCAL COMMUNITIES – Consider the distance you travel to surf & the emergency services/hospital resources in that area. Many local facilities are currently closed.

  • RESPECT OTHER SURFERS – Avoid crowding beaches and busy peaks.

  • PROMOTE GOOD SURF ETIQUETTE – Don’t snake or drop in, smile, be kind & surf safe.

      Further Guidance is as follows:

      General Advice

  • Follow the Government Guidance, maintain social distancing measures and keep 2 meters (6 ft) apart.

  • Self-isolate if you or anyone you are in contact with is showing symptoms.

  • If you or anyone in your household is in a high risk group the advice on shielding remains, the new activities allowed under lock down, even with precautionary measures, still carry a risk of transmission.

  • Maintain good hygiene, avoid touching your face, carry hand sanitiser and wash hands regularly for at least 20 seconds.

 

      Surf Specific Hygiene

  • Do not share wetsuits, rash vests, sun cream, drinks, wax, etc and give your wetsuit a proper wash inline with manufacturer’s instructions post surf.

  • Get changed outside or at home.

  • Do not travel with others outside your household.

  • Avoid touching surfaces outside your home as much as possible & ensure when you do return home you wash thoroughly.

 

 

A note for beginners:

Whilst RNLI Lifeguards are not currently in operation on beaches in England and Surf Schools are not yet back in operation, we do not recommend beginners use this opportunity to get in the water.

For 2020, RNLI Lifeguards will be in reduced operational levels, on just 70 beaches in the UK and we do not currently know when they will be returning to beaches, see here. When Surfing England Accredited Surf Schools restart, all their Coaches are Lifeguard qualified and will provide the best and most rewarding entry into the sport. Keep an eye on our website news section & social media channels for when Surf Schools begin to re-open and RNLI Lifeguards return to beaches.

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Call us to book your lesson today! 

01288 331764

info@bigbluesurfschool.co.uk

Lessons 7 days a week: Monday-Saturday  9:30 and 13:30 Sundays  13:30
Location

All our lessons run from

Summerleaze Beach Carpark,

Bude, EX238HN

 

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