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People Swimming in the Swim Area

California law designates the following dangerous operating practices as illegal.

Reckless or Negligent Operation of a vessel is the failure to exercise the care necessary to prevent the endangering of life, limb, or property of any person.

Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Maneuvering towed skiers or devices so as to “buzz” or spray others or pass the towline over another vessel or skier
  • Navigating a vessel, skis, or other devices between a towing vessel and its tow(s)
  • Jumping or attempting to jump the wake of another vessel within 100 feet of the other vessel
  • Operating at high speed or erratically in congested waterway traffic
  • Operating such that your vessel or another vessel must abruptly swerve or abruptly cut speed in order to avoid collision
  • Operating near or through areas being used by swimmers or divers
  • Operating such that your vessel collides with another vessel, object, or person
  • Chasing or harassing wildlife with your vessel

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