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Posts Tagged ‘covid-19’

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Melbourne COVID spike forces temporary Urbnsurf closure

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Today, Urbnsurf CEO Damon Tudor released a statement regarding the temporary closure of Australia's first public surf park. In short, the park rests within the geographic six-week closure zone. Customers with bookings will get credits and multipack holders will get extensions. Full details below and at the Urbnsurf website... Due to the worsening coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, Urbsurf Melbourne will temporarily

Today, Urbnsurf CEO Damon Tudor released a statement regarding the temporary closure of Australia's first public surf park. In short, ...Continue ›


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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

Urbnsurf announced today that they will reopen to the public on Friday, June 19th. The statement comes at the same ...Continue ›


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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

In the US and around the world ocean lineups today look much like they did pre-COVID-19 with surfers returning as ...Continue ›


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Urbnsurf extends closure through May to meet COVID-19 guidelines

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In line with new measures announced by the Australian and Victorian governments to ease coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, Urbnsurf Melbourne will remain closed in May 2020.  While ocean surfing has been permitted, this is consistent with advice issued by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) this week that all public swimming pools, outdoor pools, and ocean baths remain

In line with new measures announced by the Australian and Victorian governments to ease coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, Urbnsurf Melbourne will ...Continue ›


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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

People around the world are losing jobs and businesses are shutting their doors despite loans and injections of cash from ...Continue ›


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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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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 ›