Hotel Quarantine For Australian Tour Surfers - Stab Mag
Disclaimer: Not the actual hotel, would be nice, though.

Hotel Quarantine For Australian Tour Surfers

Think they have room service here?

elsewhere // Jan 14, 2021
Words by Jed Smith
Reading Time: < 1 minutes

With the Hawaiian leg of the rejigged 2021 World Tour coming to a premature end, most of Australia’s tour talent has returned home and begun their two-week stay in the hotel quarantine. 

Julian Wilson is shacked up with filmer Jimmy Lees. Wade Carmichael is quarantining with filmer, Jess Little. Connor O’Leary is flying solo, though with the added luxury of an exercise bike arranged by Surfing Australia head coach Bede Durbidge. 

Macy Callaghan and her partner/pro surfer, Sheldon Simkus, are sharing a room. So too, Bronte Macaulay and her father, former West Oz pro, Dave Macaulay. The pair have been passing the time with an inventive interpretation of indoor tennis across their beds. 

Facing the possibility of the Australian government tightening quarantine controls following a spate of recent COVID19 cases, most tour pros opted to come home early and face the music.

Others, such as Mikey Wright, are still enjoying their Hawaiian holiday. While still more, such as Owen Wright and Ace Buchan, are sitting pretty outside the bubble, having forgone the entire Hawaiian leg to spend time with their respective families. 


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