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Wakeboarder towed behind a boat

Vessel operators towing a person(s) on water skis, aquaplanes, kneeboards, or any other similar devices must do so safely and responsibly.

  • Persons may be towed behind a vessel on water skis or any other device only during daylight hours (sunrise to sunset).
  • The operator of the towing vessel and the skier must not operate in a manner that 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

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