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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.

  • It is illegal to tow a water-skier between one hour after sunset and one hour before sunrise.
  • It is illegal to exceed “no wake speed” (maximum of five miles per hour) while within 100 feet of a dock, a swimmer, or a person in the water, except when:
    • You are safely pulling a water-skier from a dock or …
    • You are safely dropping a water-skier at or near a dock or …
    • The swimmer or other person in the water is the vessel’s skier.
  • Vessel operators are responsible for the actions of any person they are towing.