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Wakeboarder being towed by a boat

Vessel operators towing a person(s) on water skis, aquaplanes, surfboards, inner tubes, or any similar devices and the persons being towed must do so safely and responsibly.

  • The operator of the towing vessel and the skier must not operate in a manner which endangers the safety of persons or property. It is illegal to:
    • Tow a skier in a restricted area or where an obstruction exists.
    • Operate the vessel or manipulate the towed device in a way that causes the skier to strike or threaten to strike another person, vessel, or property.
    • Operate the vessel or manipulate the towed device within 100 feet of
      • any person in the water
      • a pier, dock, float, or wharf
      • any public or private vessel launching ramp
      • any vessel at anchor or adrift