The Water Sports Industry Association (WSIA) created a new Wake Responsibly educational video that has been awarded the “Seal of Safe Boating Practices” from the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), making it the first industry association to earn the achievement.
The 12-minute Wake Responsibly video covers best practices, rules, regulations and recommendations to create a fun, safe experience on the water. This education is paramount for captains and watersports participants to continue fostering enjoyable waterways for all. Watch Full Video.
The video emphasizes boating responsibilities and safety topics, including:
- Captain’s duties
- Life jackets
- Food and water
- Designating a sober skipper
The video also highlights the Wake Responsibly campaign’s three main pillars:
- Stay 200 feet away from shore, docks and other boats
- Minimize repetitive passes
- Keep music at a reasonable level
As wake surfing grows in popularity, this award-winning video and the Wake Responsibly campaign are valuable educational tools to showcase and share, as we continue to see threats to access for various types of watersports. Watch Abbreviated Video.
The MRAA works closely with WSIA on a variety of overlapping priorities like the preservation of recreational boating access and both dealership and customer education on how to safely engage in wake sports.