Course Description

Learn about the legal and regulatory requirements for persons who participate in the sport of tow-in surfing in Hawaii; risk management principles; local ocean safety principles and practices; rules and laws pertaining to protected species in ocean waters in Hawaii; boating skills as they apply to the sport of tow-in surfing; and the historical, cultural, and customary practices of Hawa‘i's ocean users.

Learner Outcomes

1. Display an understanding of Ocean Safety Principles and Practices developed and utilized by ocean safety professionals in the State of Hawai’i;
2. Identify Federal and State of Hawaii Administrative rules as they apply to boating, thrill craft operation, and tow-in surfing;
3. Show an understanding of the equipment design, function, basic operation and maintenance of the Personal Water Craft;
4. Apply historical, cultural, and customary ocean recreation practices relating to the near shore waters of the Hawaiian Islands;
5. Identify environmental and cultural issues as they relate to boating sports and tow-in surfing activities.
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