The Channel Island Surfing Federation has told its followers to ‘turn up, surf, leave and stay safe’ during lockdown.
The federation has told watersport fans that they can keep surfing, paddleboarding, or body-boarding but must maintain their distance from each other and not be out of their homes for longer than two hours.
A spokesperson said in a statement: ‘In order for us as a surfing community to keep surfing whether you surf, stand-up paddleboard, or bodyboard, is to keep your distance, be considerate of others, park sensibly and avoid others who are not from your household.
‘It is also important to note that the two-hour limit of exercise includes going to the beach and returning home, so you need to plan that into your schedule.’
The federation called on senior surfers to set an example and is encouraging children to design posters to encourage ‘clever’ surfing.
‘The more we can manage ourselves the more time emergency services can deal with more important matters. It is now the time to act responsibly and collectively with our wider Island community to prevent the spread of this outrageously horrible virus.’