Terms and Conditions

This release bars your rights to recover
damages in the case of an accident injuring you
ESA Rules
Please read prior to the competition.


In applying to the ESA surfing contests, 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, Eastern Surfing Association, ESA sponsors, ESA officials, ESA board of directors and volunteers, 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 events, and do hereby grant the sponsors such release as described herein. I acknowledge that I have read and understand all of the above.