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Actively promoting NOT TO GO SURFING

26th March 2020 Club News

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Gisborne Boardriders is actively promoting NOT TO GO SURFING during the government mandated lockdown period.

The pressure on our health care system will most likely be severe and we need to try and do everything to reduce additional risks. Doctors, nurses and emergency providers could be stretched to their limits and we want to support them and our community as best as we can.

Frontline workers, Surf Life Saving NZ, Coastguard, NZ Police and other emergency services are asking us to not take any additional risks and stay home. Yesterday, Eastland Helicopter Trust airlifted a 32yr old surfer at Wainui with a severe spinal condition to Middlemore Hospital in Auckland. If Covid-19 will reach our region this service might not be available due to limited emergency staff. 

There will be plenty of waves to be had when the storm has passed.

Please find below a message from our friend and nurse at the Gisborne Hospital why we shouldn’t go surfing.

For anyone who wants more info on the situation, please find an article herewritten by Michael Neilson from The NZ Herald (surfer who previous worked at the Gisborne Herald).

The Club has also postponed all events, initiatives and workshops until further notice due to the current situation around COVID-19.

Thanks team! Stay safe and make the most of the time. 

Spring Thomsen Covid 19

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