If you answered YES to any of the above, DO NOT ATTEND the event.
In applying to the ESA surfing tournaments, I promise to inspect the contest sites, and assure myself that the areas are safe for surfing, and further agree that I will not surf in any contest, unless I am satisfied that the area and conditions are safe for surfing purposes. In exchange for the Eastern Surfing Association’s accepting my entry and entry fees, I voluntarily agree to assume all risks incident to the sport of surfing. I fully understand and comprehend the dangers of surfing created by the surfboard’s sharp edges and fins, along with the natural buoyancy of a surfboard when acted upon by the powerful forces of the ocean and ocean waves.
With full knowledge, comprehension and understanding of these dangers, I voluntarily accept and assume all risks involved in the sport of competitive surfing including, but not limited to, communicable diseases. I will further read and comply with all the ESA rules and regulations, noting existing weather conditions, and do agree that I voluntarily assume all risks arising from conditions related to the use of contest sites by myself and others.
In consideration of your acceptance of my entry, I intend to be legally bound, hereby, for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, hold harmless and release and forever discharge the Eastern Surfing Association, the Delmarva District of the Eastern Surfing Association, The Town of Ocean City, MD, Assateague State Park, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and all ESA Corporate Sponsors and local sponsors, their members, agents and any directors or officials connected with this competition, from all liabilities for injuries or damages whatsoever, arising from my presence or participation in the 2020 season events, and do hereby grant the sponsors such release as described herein.
I acknowledge that I have read and understand all of the above.
FOR CONTESTANT’S UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE: I HEREBY CERTIFY that I am the parent or legal guardian of the surfer named above, and do hereby give my permission without reservation, and with full understanding and comprehension of the aforesaid agreement, to hold the aforementioned organization and governmental entities harmless any and all liabilities including any such injuries which are alleged to have occurred as a result of negligent failure of ESA officials, judges and directors to properly supervise contestants in the course of competition.