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Vessel operators towing a person(s) on water skis, a surfboard, or any similar device must obey these laws also.

  • Those being towed must wear a U.S. Coast Guard–approved Type I, II, or III PFD.
  • Every vessel towing a person(s) on water skis, a surfboard, or a similar device must have on board a person who is at least 10 years old, in addition to the operator, observing the towed person(s).
  • When towing a person behind a PWC, the PWC must be rated for at least three people—the driver, the observer, and the retrieved skier.
PWC towing wakeboarder