Acknowledgement & Waiver for the Kaikoura Longboard Festival 2019


I acknowledge that the sport of “Downhill Longboarding” is an inherently risky sporting activity in which participants can suffer serious injury or death. I understand that by participating in The Kaikoura Longboard Festival I will be competing in the sport of longboarding on public roads and I am aware of (and have explained to the minor) that there is a risk of injury which may arise from a variety of sources including but not limited to terrain, temperature, weather conditions, the activities of other participants, spectators and event personnel. I acknowledge that downhill longboarding may at times damage property, even if accidental, and that I am held responsible for any costs to this damage.


I agree to WAIVE, RELEASE AND DISCHARGE from any and all liability for death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft and all other foreseeable risks, claims or actions of any kind (including negligence) whatever and however occurring which may arise, at any time, from or in connection with, both directly or indirectly, my and/or the Minor’s participation in this The Kaikoura Longboard Festival, the following persons or entities: The organiser of The Kaikoura Longboard Festival, The Kaikoura Longboard Festival officials / event personnel, The Kaikoura Longboard Festival volunteers, The Kaikoura Longboard Festival sponsors, Territorial Authorities (or other local bodies of whatever nature in which the The Kaikoura Longboard Festival is being held), New Zealand Police and all other officers, directors, employees, independent contractors, representatives, agents and volunteers of the above persons or entities.


I agree to FULLY RECOMPENSE any damage to property or objects owned by residents of the Ocean Ridge subdivision which is caused either directly or indirectly by my actions or mistakes. I agree that if damage to a residents property does occur because of my actions I will be held wholly responsible for any claims for damages made by the involved resident.


I agree to INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS the persons mentioned in the above clause from any and all liabilities, claims or actions (including negligence) whatever and however caused which may arise, at any time, as a result of or in connection with, both directly and indirectly, my and/or the Minor’s participation in The Kaikoura Longboard Festival


I further warrant that if I am signing this waiver on behalf of a child under 18 years of age (“Minor”), I am a parent or legal guardian of such child and am legally entitled to sign this waiver.

  • I certify that the Minor will be between the ages of 14 and 18 as of the 19th of january 2017

  • In my judgement, the Minor has sufficient competence and experience to participate safely in The Kaikoura Longboard Festival

  • I have explained to the Minor the course set out for The Kaikoura Longboard Festival and that the Minor is required to follow that course. The Minor has agreed to do so and to follow the instructions given to him/her by The Kaikoura Longboard Festival Event Officials, at all times.


Medical Treatment:
I consent to (and consent to the Minor) receiving any medical treatment that may be deemed necessary in the event of an injury, accident or illness during The Kaikoura Longboard Festival and authorise The event personnel of The Kaikoura Longboard Festival to contact such medical emergency personnel as they may think necessary.


Use of Image:
I authorise The Kaikoura Longboard Festival Organisers and promoters to use my (and/or the Minor’s) name, voice and image in any broadcast, telecast, communication, promotion or advertising in connection with The Kaikoura Longboard Festival without payment. I also agree that the information provided may be used by The organisers/promoters of The Kaikoura Longboard Festival for the purpose of promoting future Events or the products or services of The Kaikoura Longboard Festival Event sponsors.


Legal Advice:
I confirm that I have had an opportunity to obtain legal advice before signing this acknowledgement and waiver and have chosen not to do so.