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West Virginia law designates the following dangerous operating practices as being illegal.

PWC jumping wake of a boat

Reckless Operation of a vessel or the reckless manipulation of water skis or similar devices is defined as the failure to exercise the care necessary to prevent the endangerment of life, limb, or property of any person. For example, it is illegal to approach or pass a dock, a ramp, a moored or anchored vessel, or a marked swimming area in an unsafe manner.