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Wakeboarder towed behind a boat

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

  • It is illegal for boats or PWC to tow persons on water skis, a skiboard, or any device of this type between sunset and sunrise.
  • It is illegal for the operator of the towing vessel or person(s) being towed to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • A boat or PWC must not tow persons on water skis or similar devices at greater than idle speed within 100 feet of a:
    • Vessel not underway or adrift
    • Dock, pier, or bridge
    • Person(s) in the water
    • Shoreline adjacent to a residence
    • Public park, beach, or a swimming area
    • Marina, a restaurant, or any other public-use area
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