WBLA Kona Waterman Classic

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WBLA and CAROLINA PADDLEBOARD present
jThe KONA WATERMAN CLASSIC
Sponsored by Kraft Brewing Company

LONGBOARD/SUP SURFING CLASSIC & STAND-UP PADDELBOARD RACE
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

May 18-19 Event starts 8:00 AM
Limited Beach Entries/Contestants Check-in at 7:30 AM

Contest will be held at Columbia Street Access at Wrightsville Beach –Access along the street at SweetWater

Surfing_Divisions
All boards must be nine feet and over. Boards for athletes under 14 years of age should
be three feet over contestant’s head.

*Age as of May 13th, 2013*
You may not surf up or down in age divisions.

Boys………………………… (14 and under) Girls……………………………….. (14 and under)
Junior Men’s………………… (15 to 19) Junior Women’s…………………….. (15 to 25)
Men’s………………………….. (20-29) Women’s………………………….. (26-49)
Senior Men’s……………………… (30-39) Grand Master Women…………… (50+)
Masters……………………….. (40-49) SUP Surfing
Grand Masters………………… (50-59) Women Open All Ages
Legends………………………. (60-69) Men Open All Ages
Extreme Legends……………. (70+) – first six paid contestants

Longboard Entry Fee: 1st Event $40 Additional Events $10 Each Late Fee $10 after May 17th
SUP Contest Entry Fee: $40 Event Late Fee $50 SUP Race Entry Fee: $40 Late Fee $50

Beach Entry if space is available: $55 Fee. Banquet and contest t-shirt included in Entry Fee. Guest $15.00 for banquet.

Specialty Events May 18th
GUPPIES………Free to all young surfers under the age of 14
Deadline for mailed entries is May 11th or bring entry in person, Friday May 17th to
The Sponsors Marketplace is in the lot across from King Neptune’s. 6-9 PM

Mail to: WBLA Classic, PO box 541, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
For info e-mail contest@wblasurf.org
Make Checks payable to WBLA.

Sign and date release form on back. Must be submitted with entry.

NAME______________________________________________DATE OF BIRTH_____________
ADDRESS__________________________________________PHONE_____________________
CITY___________________________________STATE______ZIP________________________
E-MAIL ______________________________________ Want to join WBLA? YES____ NO____
DIVISIONS: 1st____________________2nd_____________________3rd____________________
Total entry fees submitted $___________ Check #__________ PayPal _________________
This is an annual family, fun event for raising scholarship dollars for local Tri-County area students attending
High School and College.
SPORT PARTICIPANT RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS,
EXPRESS ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT.

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

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

I, _______________________________________________ do hereby affirm and acknowledge that I have been fully informed of the inherent hazards and risks associated with , transportation of equipment related to the activities, and travelling 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 the potential for broken bones, severe
injuries to the head, neck, and back or other bodily injuries that my result in permanent disability and death.
2. Possible equipment failure and/or malfunction or misuse of my own or others’ equipment.
3. I AGREE THAT I WILL WEAR APPROVED PROTECTIVE GEAR AS DECREED BY THE GOVERNING BODY
OF THE SPORT I AM PARTICIPATING IN. However, protective gear cannot guarantee the participant’s safety. I
further agree that no helmet can protect the wearer against all potential head injuries or prevent injury to the
wearer’s face, neck or spinal cord.
4. Variation and/or steepness of terrain, variation or changes in surfaces including but not limited to snow surfaces,
ice, bare spots, rocks, stumps, debris, cliffs, trees, fences, posts, trees, light poles, signs, buildings, roads,
walkways, ramps, rails, stairs, pyramids, manual pads, bowls, half-pipes, jumps, padded and non-padded barriers,
other persons, and other natural and man-made hazards.
5. 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.
6. Exposure to the elements and temperature extremes may result if frost nip, frost bite, heat exhaustion, heat
stroke, sunburn, hypothermia and dehydration.
7. Dangers associated with exposure to natural elements include but are not limited to avalanche, rock fall,
inclement weather, thunder and lighting, severe and or varied wind, temperature and other weather conditions.
8. Accidents or illness occurring in remote places where there are no available medical facilities.
9. Fatigue, exhaustion, chill, and/or dizziness, which may diminish my/our reaction time and increase the risk of
accident.
10. 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(s) and related activities, I hereby agree, acknowledge and appreciate that:

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, herein referred to as releases:

Wrightsville Beach Longboard Association and the Township of Wrightsville Beach, and its sponsors
acknowledged by

______________________________________ _______________________________
Authorized Signature of Insured Date
Or parent if participant is under the age of 18

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