Rules to play Knee Boarding
Tips for the Skier
Be alert for cross wakes, partially submerged objects, swimmers, rafters, or anything else that might
come between you and the boat. The law requires that you wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket
at all times while being towed. It will allow you to rest in the water while waiting for the boat, protect
the rib cage and cushions falls, and its bright color will help others on the water to spot you. Ski belts
are not Coast Guard approved and do not offer positive protection to a fallen or unconscious skier.
If you know you are going to fall, relax. Try to make a smooth water entry. Never fall forward over the
top of your skis. You can stop quickly by letting go of the rope, sitting back over your skis, and puttingyour hands in the water on either side of your body to increase drag, or resistance. After falling, hold
a ski up vertically in the air to warn approaching boats.
Skiing, boarding or tubing in cold water or weather increases your risk of hypothermia, so wear a
wetsuit if appropriate.
When finished skiing, make sure all gear is secured in a storage rack or tied down, and all lines are
safely stowed. Injuries have resulted from boards falling off racks, tubes blowing overboard, or boat
occupants becoming entangled in ski lines.