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PWC jumping wake of a boat

PWCs must be operated in a reasonable and prudent manner. For example, it is illegal to:

  • Weave your PWC recklessly through congested waterway traffic.
  • Jump the wake of another vessel unreasonably close to that vessel or when visibility around the vessel is obstructed.
  • Maneuver a PWC such that you must swerve at the last possible moment in order to avoid a collision.
  • Operate a PWC while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Chase, harass, or disturb wildlife, birds, or marine mammals