Wake Surfing and Teak Surfing Prohibited in New Law

With the Bass Lake Festival coming up this weekend, the DNR would like to remind you that a new law went into effect July 1st that prohibits “Wake Surfing” or “Teak Surfing” behind certain motorboats.

Teak Surfing is now illegal behind all motorboats powered by an inboard engine, an inboard-outboard engine, or an outboard engine while the boat’s engine is running. This includes just hanging onto the swim platform with the motor is running.

Wake Surfing is swimming, floating, or floating on a board in the wake directly behind an inboard-outboard or an outboard motorboat that is underway.

An individual who violates these prohibitions will commit a Class C infraction.