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Vessel operators towing a person(s) on water skis, aquaplanes, surfboards, inner tubes or any similar devices must obey these laws also.

  • When a vessel is towing a person on water skis, surfboards, or similar devices, the operator must have another competent person on board to act as an observer.
  • A PWC operator may not tow a person on water skis or other devices unless:
    • The PWC is designed and recommended by the manufacturer to accommodate at least three people and…
    • A competent observer is on board and in a position to observe the person being towed.
PWC towing wakeboarder with observer