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Oahu Surfing Experience W L.L.C. Waiver

SPORT PARTICIPANT RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS, WAIVER OF LEGAL RIGHTS, DECLARATION OF  FITNESS, EXPRESS ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

Please read and be certain you understand the implications of signing.

I understand that this is a long and boring, yet very important legal document that can affect my legal rights and that even though it is long, boring, and for the most part written by lawyers with no sense of humor I still must and will read and understand every word of it before participating in the sport of Surfing/Stand Up Paddling/Bodyboarding.

(Initial here ________________ )

Express Assumption of Risk Associated with Sport, Venue Use and Related Activities.

I, (Print here)_______________________________________________  do  hereby  affirm  and  acknowledge  that  I  have  been  fully  informed  of  the  inherent  hazards  and   risks  associated  with  O’ahu Surfing Experience L.L.C , transportation  of  equipment  related  to  the  activities,  and  traveling  to  and  from  activity  sites  in  which  I   am  about  to  engage. Inherent hazards and risks include but are not limited to:

1. Risk  of  injury  from  the  activity  and  equipment  utilized  is  significant  including severe lacerations,  the  potential  for       broken  bones,  severe  injuries  to  the  head,  neck,  and  back  or  other bodily  injuries  that  may  result  in   permanent  disability  and  death.

2. Possible equipment failure and/or malfunction or misuse of my own or others’ equipment.

3. Variation  and/or  steepness  of  terrain,  variation  or  changes  in  surfaces  including  but  not  limited  to  bare  spots,     rocks,  stumps,  debris,  cliffs, trees, roots, fences, posts, light  poles, signs,  buildings,  roads,  walkways,  ramps,  rails,                    stairs,  padded  and  non-­ padded  barriers,  other  persons,  and  other  natural  and  man-­made  hazards.

4. My  own  negligence  and/or  the  negligence  of  others,  including  but  not  limited  to  operator  error  and  guide   decision  making  including  misjudging  terrain,  weather, riding  surfaces  or  other  obstacles.

5. Exposure  to  the  elements  and  temperature extremes  may  result  in heat  exhaustion,  heat  stroke,  sunburn,   hypothermia  and  dehydration.

6. Dangers  associated  with  exposure  to  natural  elements  include  but  are  not  limited  to  avalanche,  rock  fall, submerged rocks, inclement  weather, rain,  thunder  and  lighting,  severe  and  or  varied  wind, varied ocean and river    currents, tidal changes, temperature  and  other  weather  conditions.

7.      Dangers associated with marine life (sea animals) include but are not limited to random shark, poisonous sea snake, or seal encounters. Collisions with sea turtles. Stings from jelly fish, blue bubbles (blue bottles), stingrays, or various poisonous reef fish.  Severe cuts and abrasions from sharp reef. Etc.

8. Accidents  or  illness  occurring  in  remote  places  where medical  facilities take longer to access.

Fatigue, exhaustion,  chill, and/or dizziness, which may diminish my reaction time and  increase the risk of  accident.

Impact  or  collision  with  other  athletes,  spectators,  facility  employees,  pedestrians,  motor  vehicles,  and  cyclists.

 

*I understand the description of these risks is not complete and unknown or unanticipated risks may result in injury, illness, or death.         

Release  of  Liability,  Waiver  of  Claims  and  Indemnity  Agreement  

In  consideration  for  being  permitted  to  participate  in  the  above  described  activity(ies)  and  related  activities, I  hereby  agree,  acknowledge  and  appreciate  that:

1. I  HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL INJURY, DISABILITY, DEATH, or   loss  or  damage  to  person  or  property,  WHETHER CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE, the  following   named  persons  or  entities, Oahu Surfing Experience L.L.C.,  hereinafter collectively  referred  to  as  “Releasees” or “Released Parties”.  Owner  (Company  and/or  Person).

2. To  release  the  releasees,  their  officers,  directors,  employees,  representatives,  agents,  and  volunteers  from   liability  and  responsibility  whatsoever  and  for  any  claims  or  causes  of  action  that  I,  my  estate,  heirs, survivors,   executors,  or  assigns  may  have  for  personal injury,  property  damage,  or  wrongful  death  arising  from   the   above   activities   whether   caused   by  active   or  passive   negligence   of   the   releasees   or  otherwise. By  executing   this   document,  I  agree to hold   the  releasees   harmless  and  indemnify  them  in  conjunction  with  any       injury,  disability,  death,  or  loss  or  damage  to  person  or  property  that  may  occur  as  a  result  of  my  engaging   in  the  above  activities.

3. By  entering  into  this  Agreement,  I  am  not  relying  on  any  oral  or  written  representation  or  statements  made  by   the  releasees,  other  than  what  is  set  forth  in  this   Agreement.

4. This   agreement   shall   apply   to   any   and   all   injury,   disability, death, or loss or  damage  to  person  or property   occurring   at   any   time   after   the   execution   of   this   agreement.

I acknowledge that Surfing/Stand Up Paddling/Bodyboarding is an action sport and recreational activity involving balance on a moving surface and such an activity is subject to mishap and even injury to participants.  I understand I may suffer a broken limb, paralysis, or fatal injury while participating in the activity of Surfing/Stand Up Paddling/Bodyboarding.

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I hereby RELEASE AND DISCHARGE O’AHU SURFING EXPERIENCE L.L.C. , the State of HAWAI’I, the County of HONOLULU, and their officers, directors, elected officials, agents, employees, instructors, and owners of equipment and the land used to get to and from said Surfing/Stand Up Paddling/Bodyboarding activities (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Released Parties”) from any and all liability, claims, demands or causes of action that I may hereafter have for injuries and/or damages arising out of my participation in Surfing/Stand Up Paddling/Bodyboarding activities, including, but not limited to, losses CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASED PARTIES. (Initial here ________________ )

I understand and acknowledge that Surfing/Stand Up Paddling/Bodyboarding activities have inherent dangers that no amount of care, caution, instruction, or expertise can completely eliminate and I EXPRESSLY AND VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ALL RISK OF DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY SUSTAINED WHILE PARTICIPATING IN SURFING/STAND UP PADDLING/BODYBOARDING ACTIVITIES WHETHER OR NOT CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASED PARTIES.                     (Initial here ________________ )

I further agree that I WILL NOT SUE OR MAKE A CLAIM against the Released Parties for damages or other losses sustained as a result of my participation in Surfing activities.(Initial here ________________ )

I also agree to INDEMNIFY AND HOLD THE RELEASED PARTIES HARMLESS from all claims, judgments, and costs, including attorneys’ fees, incurred in connection with any action brought as a result of my participation of Surfing activities. (Initial here ________________ )

I will take full responsibility for, and hold harmless Released Parties for any injury that I may suffer or inflict upon others or their property as a result of my engaging in Surfing activities.  (Initial here ________________ )

I understand that any and all still images and audio and video obtained by O’AHU SURFING EXPERIENCE L.L.C. of me while participating in Surfing activities are for my personal use and can be displayed publicly where I choose, however, said still and video images will not be sold, traded or used for compensation or barter of any kind without expressed written consent of O’AHU SURFING EXPERIENCE L.L.C. (Initial here ________________ )

I agree to allow O’ahu Surfing Experience L.L.C., without any compensation to me, to use any still images and/or video (with or without audio) of me obtained during my Surfing/Stand Up Paddle/Bodyboarding lesson for any commercial, marketing or advertising purposes including print, broadcast, and internet uses. (Initial here ________________ )

__________________________      _________________________________     ___________________________

( MO /     DAY     / YEAR )       ( PRINTED NAME )                 ( SIGNATURE )

I hereby declare that I am physically fit and that I do not, and have not, suffered from any of the following conditions, which I understand may lead to a dangerous situation with regard to other persons or myself during Surfing/ Stand Up Paddling/Bodyboarding activities: Epilepsy, fits, severe head injury, recurrent blackouts or giddiness, disease of the brain or nervous system, high blood pressure, drug or alcohol addiction, recent back/neck injury or surgery, severe joint injury, chronic bronchitis, asthma, rheumatic fever, thyroid, adrenal, or other glandular disorder, recent blood donation, heart issues, known cardiac arrhythmias, diabetes, hepatitis A, B or C, or any condition that requires the regular use of drugs.

(Initial here ________________ )

I hereby declare that I have no physical or mental condition that should preclude me from participating in the activity of Surfing, that I am not participating against medical advice or treatment, and that I have not been diagnosed by a registered doctor as having a terminal illness. (Initial here ________________ )

I FURTHER DECLARE THAT IN THE EVENT THAT I FEEL ILL OR UNWELL, HAVE ANY PHYSICAL COMPLAINTS WHATSOEVER, OR IF AN INJURY IS SUSTAINED OF ANY KIND DURING THE COURSE OF SURFING ACTIVITIES, I WILL NOTIFY THE INSTRUCTOR IMMEDIATELY. (Initial here ________________ )

I have read and understood the above and acknowledge that the same constitutes a release of liability and a waiver of my legal rights and a declaration of my fitness and also an acknowledgement of the assumption of liability by me of all risks arising out of my engaging in Surfing activities.  (Initial here ________________ )

I further represent that this Release of Liability, Waiver of Legal Rights, Assumption of Risk, and Declaration of Fitness shall continue in full force and effect for so long as I engage in Surfing/Stand Up Paddling/Bodyboarding activities which are in any way connected to or with the Released Parties.  (Initial here ________________ )

I further represent that I am at least 18 years of age, or that as the parent or adult legal guardian, I waive and release any and all legal rights that may accrue to me, to my minor child or to the minor child for whom I am adult legal guardian, as the result of any injury that my minor child, the minor for whom I am adult legal guardian or I may suffer while engaging in said aquatic sporting activities. (Initial here ________________ )

I hereby expressly recognize that this Release of Liability, Waiver of Legal Rights, Assumption of Risk, and Declaration of Fitness is a contract pursuant to which I have released any and all claims against the Released Parties resulting from participation in said aquatic sporting activities including any claims by the negligence of the Released Parties by any of the undersigned. (Initial here ________________ )

I hereby represent that as I am reading this sentence I am wide awake and also still desire to participate in aquatic sporting activities with Oahu Surfing Experience L.L.C. despite all the super-wordy, overstated, scary stuff written above.

(Initial here ________________ )

This  release  shall  be  binding  to  the  fullest  extent  permitted  by  law.    If  any  provision  of  this  release  is  found  to  be  unenforceable,  the  remaining  terms  shall  be   enforceable.

I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF LEGAL RIGHTS, ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT, AND DECLARATION OF FITNESS AND I FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENTS AND ITS TERMS. I UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP LEGAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND I SIGN IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY IT.

S/__________________________________      _________________________________________     _________________

Signature of Adult Participant                   Name of Adult Participant (Please Print)         Date

This  is  to  certify  that  I,  as  Parent,  Guardian,  Temporary  Guardian  with  legal  responsibility  for  this  participant,  do   consent  and  agree  not  only  to  his/her  release  of  all  Releasees,  but  also  to  release  and  indemnify  the  Releasees  from  any  and  all  liabilities  incident  to  his/her   involvement  in  these  programs  for  myself,  my  heirs,  assigns,  and  next  of  kin.

S/__________________________________________________

Signature of Parent or adult legal Guardian if Participant is a Minor, and by their signature,

they on my behalf release all claims that both they and I have.

___________________________________________________________     Name of Minor (Please Print)

___________________________________________     Name of Parent or adult legal Guardian (Please Print)

____________________________ Date

***(OPTIONAL) *** IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE NOTIFY :

 

______________________________________   _______________________        __________________________________

( Name )               ( Relationship )   ( Phone Number

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