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Wakeboarder being towed by a boat

Vessel operators towing a person(s) on water-skis, kneeboards, wakeboards, tubes, or any similar devices must also obey these laws:

  • Every vessel towing a person(s) on water-skis or other devices must have on board, in addition to the operator, an observer watching the progress of the person being towed. If the vessel operator is 12 or younger, the observer must be at least 18.
  • Each person being towed behind a vessel on water-skis, or other devices must wear a USCG–approved PFD.
  • It is illegal for vessels to tow a person(s) on water-skis or any other devices between the hours from sunset to sunrise.
  • Water-skiers must not approach within 50 feet of swimmers or enter a designated swimming area.