Terms and Conditions
ASSUMPTION AND ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RISKS AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY AGREEMENT
Personal Floatation Devices: A personal floatation device (PFD) is provided for each individual on a Stand-Up Paddle board (SUP). All participants under 13 years old MUST WEAR A PFD. Instruction will be provided by the to each participant for proper use of the PFD.
Equipment: Each SUP contains an ankle guard and an oar. Equipment will be explained to the participant during the instruction course, prior to rental and/or class.
Navigation Aids: Buoys and Channel Markers are explained in the instruction. “Red Right Return” when coming in from the sea is a good phrase to remember. Always keep the green square between you and the ocean on the I.C.W. A chart of the surrounding area will be provided.
Legal Requirements: Operating a SUP under the influence of drugs or alcohol is not permitted. Consequences of this are similar to driving a car under the influence.
Navigation Rules: Each participant shall maintain proper lookout, keeping alert to prevailing situations or circumstances. Safe speed should be used at all times. Participants must be able to safely avoid collision and stop SUP in a timely manner. Operation should take all preventative action to avoid collision, navigate
narrow channels, pass other boats safely and be courteous to other participants, SUPS and boaters.
Stratty Paddle Company does not allow SUP out at night. SUP are not permitted in the inlets or oceans.
Participant(s) and Renters assumes all responsibility of the SUP and passengers.
Participant(s) and Renter(s) is responsible for the safe return of the SUP and all equipment.
In consideration of being allowed to participate in watersport events and activities and/or being provided with watersport recreational property or services, for myself and any minor children for whom I am parent, legal guardian or otherwise responsible. And for my/our heirs, personal representatives, or assigns:
1. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISKS. Acknowledge that some, but not all, of the risks or participating in the watersport activity
include: (1) Changing water flow, tides, currents, wave action and ships’ wakes; (2) Collision with any of the following: other
participants, the watercraft, other watercraft, and manmade or natural objects; (3) Wind shear, inclement weather, lightning,
variances and extremes of wind, weather and temperature; (4) My sense of balance, physical coordination, ability to operate
equipment, swim and/or follow directions; (5) The presences of insects and marine life forms; (7) Equipment failure or
operator error; (8) Hear or “sun” related injuries or illnesses, including sunburn, sunstroke or dehydration; (9) Fatigue, chill
and/or dizziness which may diminish my/our reaction time and increase the risk of an accident.
2. EXPRESS ASSUMPTION OR RISK AND RESPONSIBILITY. Agree to assume responsibility for all risks of the activity, whether
identified above or not. (EWVEN THOSE RISKS ARISING OUT OF THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASES NAMED BELOW). My/our
participation in this activity is purely voluntary. I assume full responsibility for myself and any of my minor children for whom
I am responsible, for any bodily injury, accident, illness, paralysis, death, loss of personal property and expenses thereof as a
result of any accident which may occur while I/we participate in the activity (EVEN IF CUASED, IN WHOLE OR PART, BY THE
NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES NAMED BELOW).
I agree to wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved personal floatation device (life jacket) while participating in the activity or riding in
3. RELEASE: I hereby release STRATTY PADDLE COMPANY, (Lessor), its principals, directors, officers, agents, employees and
volunteers, their insurers and each and every land owner, municipal and/or governments agency upon whose property or
activity is conducted (“owners”) and their insurers, if any, (Collectively “Releasees”) FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OF ANY
NATURE FOR ANY AND ALL INJURY OR DAMAGE (INCLUDING DEATH) TO ME OR MY MINOR CHILDREN AND OTHER PERSONS
as a result of my/our participation in the activity, EVEN IF CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF ANY OF THE RELEASEES NAMED
ABOVE, OR ANY OTHER PERSON (INCLUDING MYSELF) and agree to defend and indemn Releasees from and against any loss,
damages or causes of action arising out of or in connection with my/our participation in the activity.
I HAVE READ THIS ASSUMPTION AND ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RISKS AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY AGREEMENT. I UNDERSTAND THAT BY ACCEPTING THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, I AM WAIVING VALUABLE LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING ANY AND ALL RIGHTS I MAY HAVE AGAINST THE OWNER, THE OPERATOR NAMED ABOVE, OR THEIR EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SERVANTS OR ASSIGNS.