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PWC jumping wake of a boat; prohibited sign on the image

PWC may be operated only between sunrise and sunset.

PWC must be operated in a reasonable and prudent manner. The following activities are not allowed.

  • A PWC may not be operated in a negligent manner. Negligence includes, but is not limited to:
    • Jumping or attempting to jump the wake of another vessel within 100 feet of that vessel
    • Riding backward and/or standing on the seat of the PWC while riding
    • Weaving through and recklessly operating in congested areas
    • Speeding in restricted areas such as marinas, minimum wake zones, and environmentally sensitive areas
    • Operating in a manner that endangers the life, limb, or property of any person, including the operator. Examples are splashing or spraying others, buzzing piers and other boats, and tossing off passengers.
  • A PWC may not be used to chase, harass, or disturb wildlife.

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