This release bars your rights to recover damages in the case of an accident injuring you. READ BEFORE SIGNING! In applying to the ESA surfing competitions and events, I promise to inspect the contest site, and assure myself that the area is safe for surfing, and further agree that I will not surf in the contest unless I am satisfied that the area and conditions are safe for surfing purposes. In exchange for the Eastern Surfing Association accepting my entry form, 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 sharp edges and fins along with the natural buoyancy of a surfboard when they are 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. With full knowledge, comprehension and understanding of these dangers, I voluntarily accept and assume all risks involved in the sport of competitive surfing. 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 use of the contest site 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, its Competition and District Directors, the Town of Nags Head, NC, Dare County, NC, the State of North Carolina, Jennette's Pier, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, the North Carolina Aquarium at Jennette's Pier and all ESA corporate and local sponsors, including but not limited to all ESA sponsors, supporters, affiliates, marketing, corporate, support and logistics partners and associates, and all officers, directors, employees, members, and agents of the foregoing and all other entities and/or persons furnishing labor, support or materials, whether compensated or not, and any officials, employees, agents and volunteers associated with this competition, from all liabilities for injuries and damages whatsoever, arising from my presence or participation in the above described event, and do hereby grant the sponsors such release as described herein. I further acknowledge and consent to the right of the ESA to utilize my image in all forms of media and grant permission to the ESA to do the same and to share, convey, transfer or assign such images as the ESA deems appropriate and upon such terms and conditions as the ESA deems appropriate. 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.