On-Site Pre-Event Practice

In the greatest interest of the event, permission will be granted to specific riders pre-selected by the WWA or event organiser for event-related media appearances and other occasions. The WWA and/or event organisers decide on the number and type of riders allowed. A fine or disqualification from the competition will be imposed if this rule is broken.

Except for NBC Sports, all riders grant to WWA the non-exclusive right to use Participant’s name or likeness in any photographs, television or motion pictures taken of Participant during the contest week for the limited purposes of EVENT promotion, broadcast, and news reporting, and this right to use shall terminate on the first day of the year 2021.

Safety:

By participating in Wakesports competitions, all WWA athletes and officials acknowledge and accept the potential dangers involved, and must sign a release to that effect before riding or officiating on site. Before participating, athletes must show proof of WWA membership with insurance coverage. The WWA takes no responsibility for injuries to WWA athletes while participating in competition-related activities, travelling, or in any other official or non-official capacity not listed below. Any WWA athlete or official who detects a potentially unsafe situation must alert the WWA Staff or the event organiser immediately.

Definitions. A person who competes in wakesports or attends a WWA event is referred to as a “Participant” in this document. When the Participant is beyond the age of 18, the “Undersigned” refers exclusively to the Participant; when the Participant is under the age of 18, the “Undersigned” refers to both the Participant and the Participant’s parent or legal guardian. The World Wake Association (WWA), its sponsors, event organizer(s), site owner/lessee, or any of their respective successors in interest, affiliated organisations and companies, insurance carriers, agents, employees, representatives, competition officials, assignees, officers, directors, members, and shareholders are all referred to as “Released Parties.” The term “activity” refers to participating in a wakesports competition or any other WWA event, as well as the use of wake facilities or boats for whatever purpose.

Activity’s Risks The Undersigned acknowledge and accept that participating in the Activity can be DANGEROUS and that there is a risk of physical injury and/or death. The Undersigned acknowledges that the Activity is inherently risky and that participation in it carries significant risks. The risks and dangers of the activity include, but are not limited to: participant negligence, water conditions, tides, currents, wakes, collisions with other participants, watercraft and other manmade and natural objects, weather conditions, capsizing, sinking, exposure to elements, slips and falls, equipment failure and/or defects, operator error, mental distress from exposure to any of the aforementioned aforementioned aforementioned aforementioned aforementioned aforementioned aforementioned aforementioned aforementioned aforementioned The Undersigned acknowledges and understands that the foregoing list of dangers is not exhaustive, and that participating in the Activity may be hazardous and involve additional risks. further Participant agrees that before participating, he or she will inspect the facilities and equipment to be used, including his or her own equipment, and that if anything appears to be unsafe, he or she will immediately notify his or her coach or supervisor, as well as a competition official, in writing, and refuse to participate.

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