Water Skiing Rules & Regulations

Water Skiing is a  water sport in which an individual is pulled behind a boat. The sport requires exceptional upper and lower body strength, as well as good balance and muscular endurance. This is indeed a good form of exercise as well.  Invented in 1922, it gained popularity in later years and now it has become one of the most adventurous sports. In areas where the sport is allowed, other activities like boating and navigation is prohibited. There are certain rules and regulations one has to adhere to in order to avoid any kind of mishap.

Wakeboarding is also a water sport that is popular globally. This is related to other water activities like water skiing and surfing.

Dos & Don’ts

Water Skiing is allowed between dawn and dusk and is carried out in an anti clockwise direction. It is forbidden inside 45m of shoreline and within a radius of 200m proximity to a of dam wall. Only deep water take offs are permitted. No take offs or landings are allowed from the shore. A certain area with buoys is demarcated specifically for the sport and skiers have to maintain the same for their own safety issues.  You need to use the proper pair water skis and safety gears like life jacket.

The vessel towed with the skier can go at a speed of 8 knots or more. When this sport is on, other water sports like surfing, wave jumping and freestyle driving is not allowed.  Moreover, all personal water craft (PWC) is closed in an area strictly for this purpose. You should also try roller blading as one of your physical activities.

This sport is permissible only when the official water level is equal to, or higher than, the Australian Height Datum.

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