SURFING AND WATER SPORTS
RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS, ASSUMPTION OF RISKS AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT
(hereinafter referred to as the Release Agreement)
BY SIGNING THIS DOCUMENT YOU WILL WAIVE OR GIVE UP CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO SUE OR CLAIM COMPENSATION FOLLOWING AN ACCIDENT
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!
TO: JB PACIFIC SURF SCHOOL, INC., PACIFIC STORM RENTALS, INC., HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN THE RIGHT OF THE PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIAand their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, independent contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, sponsors, successors and assigns (all of whom are hereinafter referred as "the Releasees").
In this Release Agreement the term "Activities" shall mean all activities, events or services provided, arranged, organized, conducted, sponsored or authorized by the Releasees,, including but not limited to: surfing, skimboarding, bodyboarding; orientation, instructional courses and sessions; all transport and accommodation related thereto, and rental of related equipment including but not limited to surfboards, skimboards, bodyboards, wet suits, gloves, booties, hoods, leashes, swim fins, roof racks or equipment straps (collectively the Equipment);.
ASSUMPTION OF RISKS
I am aware that participation in the Activities involves many risks, including but not limited to: Choice of surfing or other Activity course, changing weather, surf, tidal or ocean current conditions; impact or collision with surfboard or other water-based conveyances, other persons, ocean bottom, hidden and/or submerged obstacles such as rocks or coral reefs; slippery terrain; prolonged exposure to cold water, solar radiation, dehydration, hypothermia; drowning; exposure to poisonous and/or carnivorous sea life; the failure to perform any physical activity associated with the Activities safely or within one's own ability or within designated areas, negligence of other persons; water quality; failure or breakage of the Equipment; mental distress from exposure to any one of the above, andNEGLIGENCE ON THE PART OF THE RELEASEES, INCLUDING THE FAILURE ON THE PART OF THE RELEASEES TO TAKE REASONABLE STEPS TO SAFEGUARD OR PROTECT ME FROM THE RISKS, DANGERS AND HAZARDS REFERRED TO ABOVE.The risks, dangers, and hazards referred to above may exist throughout the area(s) where the Activities are conducted and any adjacent ocean area and many are unmarked. THE UNDERSIGNED ACKNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTAND THAT THE DESCRIPTION OF THE RISKS LISTED ABOVE IS NOT COMPLETE AND THAT PARTICIPATING IN THE ACTIVITIES MAY BE DANGEROUS AND MAY INCLUDE OTHER RISKS.
I AM AWARE OF THE RISKS, DANGERS AND HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ACTIVITIES AND I FREELY ACCEPT AND FULLY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, DANGERS AND HAZARDS AND THE POSSIBILITY OF PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE OR LOSS RESULTING THEREFROM.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT
In consideration of the RELEASEES agreeing to my participation in the Activities and permitting my use of their services, equipment and other facilities, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is acknowledged, I hereby agree as follows:
1. TO WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS that I have or may in the future have against the RELEASEES AND TO RELEASE THE RELEASEES from any and all liability for any loss, damage, expense or injury, including death, that I may suffer or that my next of kin may suffer, as a result of my participation in the Activities, DUE TO ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT, OR BREACH OF ANY STATUTORY OR OTHER DUTY OF CARE, INCLUDING ANY DUTY OF CARE OWED UNDER THE OCCUPIERS LIABILITY ACT, ON THE PART OF THE RELEASEES, AND FURTHER INCLUDING THE FAILURE ON THE PART OF THE RELEASEES TO SAFEGUARD OR PROTECT ME FROM THE RISKS, DANGERS AND HAZARDS OF PARTICIPATING IN THE ACTIVITIES REFERRED TO ABOVE;
2. TO HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY THE RELEASEES for any and all liability for any property damage, loss or personalinjury to any third party resulting from my participation in the Activities;
3. This Release Agreement shall be effective and binding upon my heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators, assigns andrepresentatives, in the event of my death or incapacity;
4. This Release Agreement and any rights, duties and obligations as between the parties hereto shall be governed by and interpretedsolely in accordance with the laws of the Province of British Columbia and jurisdiction and venue for any legal proceedings related to this Release Agreement shall be solely within the Courts of British Columbia. In entering into this Release Agreement I am not relying on any oral or written representations or statements made by the Releasees with respect to the safety of the Activities, other than what is set forth in this Release Agreement.
I CONFIRM THAT I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THIS RELEASE AGREEMENT PRIOR TO SIGNING IT, AND I AM AWARE THAT BY SIGNING THIS RELEASE AGREEMENT I AM WAIVING CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS WHICH I OR MY HEIRS, NEXT OF KIN, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, ASSIGNS AND REPRESENTATIVES MAY HAVE AGAINST THE RELEASEES.
Signed this day of October 6, 2022