Towing a Person With a Vessel
Watercraft operators towing a person on water skis, a surfboard, or any other device must do so safely and responsibly.
- It is illegal for motorboat operators to tow persons on water skis, a surfboard, or any other device between one-half hour after sunset and one-half hour before sunrise. If the towing watercraft is a PWC, it may tow between sunrise and sunset only.
- It is illegal to operate any watercraft in a reckless manner. Specifically, it is illegal to operate a watercraft towing a person(s) on any device:
- Within 200 feet of any shoreline, including islands, unless operating in a manner that does not endanger any person or property while picking up or dropping off a person on water skis, surfboard, or other device.
- In a way that causes the device or the person on the device to move within 200 feet of any shoreline, including islands.