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PWC towing wakeboarder with observer
If towing a skier with a PWC, the PWC should be rated for at least three people—the operator, the observer, and the retrieved skier.

A person may not be towed behind a vessel from sunset to sunrise.

Those towing skiers on water skis, surfboards, or similar devices and those being towed must act in a safe and prudent manner.

  • Vessels towing persons may not come within 100 feet of any occupied anchored boat, any PWC, or any marked swimming area or public boat landing.
  • Persons being towed behind a vessel on water skis, a surfboard, or other device, or their towing rope, may not come within 100 feet of a PWC.
  • It is illegal to operate the vessel or manipulate the towing rope, water skis, or other devices such that the towed device or person collides with any other person or object.