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Posts Tagged ‘coronavirus’

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The Wave Bristol has huge reopening weekend

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The Wave Bristol reopened this weekend after closing mid-March due to COVID-19. For many, this was the first chance to sample the waves in warm water - 20 degrees Celsius, or about 70 degrees Fahrenheit. “We have just had the most amazing weekend reopening The Wave,” the company said on social media. “The team was on point, and the customer

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Urbnsurf Melbourne will resume operations next week

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Urbnsurf announced today that they will reopen to the public on Friday, June 19th. The statement comes at the same time the Victorian Government is easing restrictions for sport and recreation. The new regulations limit the number of users to 20 per separate area of outdoor swimming pool. “On re-opening, up to 18 surfers will be permitted on each side

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How safe is it to surf in a wave pool during COVID-19?

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In the US and around the world ocean lineups today look much like they did pre-COVID-19 with surfers returning as lockdown rules ease. Wave pool operators shut doors months ago following government guidelines and now eye a global re-opening, leaving many of us to ask “how safe are wave pools in this era of COVID-19?” There is a lot of

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Are wave pools out of line with COVID-19 refund policies?

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People around the world are losing jobs and businesses are shutting their doors despite loans and injections of cash from government agencies. During this Black Swan event, economists are predicting a downturn deeper than the Great Recession of 2008 and on par with the Great Depression of the 1930s. In our little corner of the world, a few surf media

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Global report on how Covid-19 is affecting wave pools and surf parks

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Wave pool operations have shut down at Urbnsurf, The Wave and BSR Surf Resort, with the cartoon reality of New Jersey’s Far Far A Bay dimmed along with the rest of the world’s shopping malls. But the impact of the lockdown across the burgeoning wave-pool sphere extends far beyond these temporary gate closures. WavePoolMag interviewed the world’s wavemakers to see

Wave pool operations have shut down at Urbnsurf, The Wave and BSR Surf Resort, with the cartoon reality of New ...Continue ›


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Pondering our place and pools during the lockdown

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I don’t like to talk about heavy stuff. Extraterrestrial, time-space-continuum stuff, yes, but we’re-all-going-to-die-in-a-pandemic stuff, well, no. And neither does 90% of the world. With the Coronavirus, people are dying. People are out of work. Each news cycle peels back more layers to reveal a medical system and world leaders not adequately prepared to deal with this crisis. Or, to

I don’t like to talk about heavy stuff. Extraterrestrial, time-space-continuum stuff, yes, but we’re-all-going-to-die-in-a-pandemic stuff, well, no. And neither does ...Continue ›


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BSR temporarily closes under Shelter in Place order

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At the onset of government, action to help curb the Coronavirus The Wave in Bristol shut its doors followed by Urbnsurf a week later. Today, BSR Surf Resort announced they will be closing during the pandemic following county orders to shelter in place. “BSR is temporarily closed until April 6th,” the company said via Instagram. “Closure is due to the

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Tightening safety measures, concern for public health force hand at Urbnsurf

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This time last week all major surf-able wave pools were open. Then the machines went silent one-by-one. First The Wave Bristol clamped its doors shut, then Far-Far-a-Bay pushed back their scheduled opening indefinitely. Now Urbnsurf in Melbourne has made the call to power down leaving only BSR Surf Resort as the only wave pool left open to the public. "We

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Covid-19 update: Bristol and Kung Fu Panda close, Urbnsurf and BSR stay open… for now

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The surfing world is reigning in ocean-surfing and gatherings around the world. Legacy event the Australian Surfing Awards canceled their hotel engagement and decided to put on a television show instead, sans audience. The WSL announced they are postponing or canceling all events, at all levels of competition, through the end of May. What about wave pools? Earlier this week we

The surfing world is reigning in ocean-surfing and gatherings around the world. Legacy event the Australian Surfing Awards canceled their hotel ...Continue ›


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“Can I get Coronavirus from a wave pool?” It’s not the water that puts you at risk

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This was supposed to be the big year for surfing: Olympics, new wave pools, larger pool comps, even bigger wave pools, a Surf Ranch reality TV show (!?) and, well, who knows it still might very well be huge once this whole virus thing passes. We hope so. As we enter the Covid-19 era a new normal is emerging, one

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