In a massive logistical feat, surfers from across the world are heading to Australia to face a two-week COVID-19 lockdown ahead of the world surfing tour, which is due to start on April 1.
- International surfers will arrive in Sydney on Monday and begin hotel quarantine
- 108 surfers, support staff and World Surf League officials will go into a 14-day lockdown
- The number of spectators at the Newcastle event will be capped at 3,000
The overseas competitors — many coming from coronavirus hotspots around the world — face a tough few weeks of isolation, travel, and quarantine, which has led some to predict the local Australian surfers will gain a slight competitive advantage.
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