Covid-19, Pacific Surf and Staying Safe

The current circumstances of COVID-19 have escalated and we believe it is important to create awareness. We have been monitoring and following up close the unraveling of the disease and how to prevent it. It is of most importance for Pacific Surf the safety and health of our students and employees, therefore, we made the decision to close our doors while this health crisis doesn’t get better. 

San Diego

With the number of cases increasing in the city, the service providers in the area have been taking the appropriate action to keep people as safe and healthy as possible. Events were cancelled and the places that hold big crowds are closed for now. Basically, farmacies, supermarkets and restaurants are open for delivery and take our. 

Avoiding large crowds and being outside in a wide open space in the sun can be a good way to prevent and stay healthy! 

Once we reopen, we will keep the private and semi-private lessons. Our lessons are one-on-ones with our instructors and out in the open, so, surfing will be one of the safest and healthiest activities at this moment. 

What most people don’t know is that a century ago there was a virus pandemic very similar to what we are experiencing right now called the Influenza virus. The approach back then was the same as today, prevention from spreading the disease and isolation until the crisis unfolds and a vaccine is found. At the time, medics found that patients that nursed outdoors recovered better than the ones nursed indoors, and there is science behind it. Researches show that the sun is a germicide and the outdoor air is a natural disinfectant, fresh air can kill and prevent germs and viruses. 

Bottom line is, along with the correct sanitary prevention, being in the sun and in the open can help prevent diseases and keep a strong immunity system. 

That being said we suggest social distancing but also taking some time during the day to go for a walk and get some sun. That will help keep your body and mind healthy.

During this crisis, the priority is to take care of yourself. Keeping hydrated, making sure you are properly washing your hands and minimizing social interactions. Also, staying active will bring you huge benefits, psychologically and physically. 

Photo by Martin Sanchez on Unsplash

References:

https://medium.com/@ra.hobday/coronavirus-and-the-sun-a-lesson-from-the-1918-influenza-pandemic-509151dc8065