Monday, July 5, 2010

Costly Mistake & a Hard Lesson Learned

Paddling back to the boat from SUP surfing we got this from the wildlife officers. We had our life jackets on board. We didn't even think to put them on from the boat to shore, 50 yards.

The interesting thing, they said we needed them everywhere, including the recreation areas (surf).


  1. That sucks. I'm still confused as to the regulation and it seems like this officer was as well. Do you know of the ordinance/code whatever that we can quote? I thought they were required only if out of the surf zone.

  2. He said point blank, it's a vessel under code and is in force on all waters including severals miles offshore. I believe they just had an officer meeting before the weekend and pump themselves up! Thank goodness it was only a citation. I could have been given the "Rodney King treatment"