COVID-19 Policy

As with any business there are certain government guidelines that we have had to adopt to minimise the risk of transmission of Covid-19. These procedures have been worked out using the government’s guidance as well as guidance from Sport England, Surfing England and the National Coasteering Federation.

We will be monitoring any additional ongoing guidance from the government as well as taking feedback from our guests and staff.

To enable OA Surf Club to comply with government advice and to protect our clients and staff we politely ask you to follow the following guidance:

Covid-19 Refund Policy

We are taking bookings for 2021. If the government advice changes restricting travel, meaning that you are unable to travel to us and take part in your activity then a full refund will be issued (unless you want to reschedule your booking for a later date)

Our standard booking terms and conditions apply otherwise.

Before your Surf Lesson or Coasteering Session

All surf lessons must be booked and paid for online or on the phone- All participants must complete the booking form including their medical condition. Any Covid-19 related medical conditions must be included.

On Arrival For Your Surf Session

Please ensure you arrive 15 minutes before your session, please keep to our times to enable us to keep everyone apart. Please head to our trailer in Widemouth car park and there will be a roped area to ensure the appropriate distance is kept between yourselves and our staff. If you would like to use your own equipment that is fine but we will check that it is up to the job. You will be issued with a sterilised wetsuit and rash vest. All our wetsuits and rash vests will be cleaned/disinfected and dried after each session and will be rotated so there is a minimum of 24 hours between uses. Surfboards and leashes will be wiped down with antibacterial sanitiser.

If you, or a member of your household show any symptoms of Covid-19 you must not take part in a surf session or visit our surf school.

During Your Surf Lesson

Due to an update in the guidance from Surfing England we will now be operating our surf sessions with 8 clients to 1 instructor.

All safety briefings, on land coaching and demonstrations will be performed with a safe distance from participants.

As a group activity we require guests to make an effort to remain 1 metre plus away from each other during the surf session. We do understand that the sea is a fickle place, and the waves and currents can move you about. We do ask that you keep an eye on the instructor and fellow surfers and you move or paddle away at the first instance.

The instructor will work on a 2-metre guideline from the participants, they will ensure they are in the middle of the group – this will not impact on your experience and they will communicate clearly. If assistance is required, the instructor will be ready to help but contact will be kept to the minimum.

After Your Surf Session

We do ask that used wetsuits and rash vests are returned and placed on hangers into the buckets provided so that we can ensure they are cleaned properly. Surfboards should be placed in the designated area.

On Arrival For Coasteering

Please ensure you arrive 15 minutes before your session, please keep to our times to enable us to keep everyone apart. Please head to our coasteering van in Bossiney carpark and there will be a roped area to ensure the appropriate distance is kept between yourselves and our staff. If you would like to use your own equipment that is fine but we will check that it is up to the job. You will be issued with a sterilised wetsuit, bouyancy aid and helmet. All of our equipment will be cleaned/disinfected and dried after each session and will be rotated so there is a minimum of 24 hours between uses. If you, or a member of your household show any symptoms of Covid-19 you must not take part in a coasteering session or visit our coasteering operation at Bossiney.

During Your Coasteering Session

We will be operating on our normal group ratios and you will have 2 instructors with your group. All safety briefings, on land coaching and demonstrations, will be performed with a safe distance from participants.

As a group activity we require guests to make an effort to remain 1 metre plus away from each other during the coasteering session. We do understand that the sea is a fickle place and the waves and currents can move you about. We do ask that you keep an eye on the instructor and fellow coasteerers and you move or swim away at the first instance.

If possible the instructor will work on a 2 metre guideline from the participants, they will ensure they are at the front and the back of the group – this will not impact on your experience and they will communicate clearly. If assistance is required the instructor will be ready to help but contact will be kept to the minimum.

After Your Coasteering Session

We do ask that used wetsuits, bouyancy aids and helmets are returned and placed into the buckets provided so that we can ensure they are cleaned properly.

OA Surf Club would like to thank everyone for their co-operation during this time, if you have any concerns please don’t hesitate to get in touch.