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

In South Carolina, it is illegal to:

  • Operate a PWC between sunset and sunrise.
  • Operate a PWC at greater than “idle speed” if within 50 feet of a non-moving boat, a dock or pier, a bridge, or a person in the water.
  • Jump the wake of another boat unnecessarily close to the other boat or when visibility around the other boat is restricted.
  • Operate a PWC so that it leaves the water (jumps) within 200 feet of a boat whose wake it is crossing.
  • Operate a PWC in excess of “idle speed” within 100 yards of the Atlantic coastline.
  • Chase, harass, or disturb wildlife.
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