This is a six-hour in-person course.
This course will be offered at:
- Hawai'i Community College
- Kaua'i Community College
- Windward Community College
- UH Maui College
Please make sure you enroll at the correct location.
Learn about the legal and regulatory requirements for persons who participate in the sport of tow-in surfing in Hawai‘i; risk management principles; local ocean safety principles and practices; rules and laws pertaining to protected species in ocean waters in Hawai‘i; boating skills as they apply to the sport of tow-in surfing; and the historical, cultural, and customary practices of Hawai‘i's ocean users. Effective September 2003, all recreational thrill craft (personal watercraft) operators participating in the sport of tow-in surfing in Hawaii must complete this approved ocean safety education course. We have courses that are held on the islands of Hawaii, Kauai, Maui and Oahu.
REQUIRED FOR THIS COURSE:
- You must provide PROOF OF SAFE BOATING and REC THRILL CRAFT course completion
- Before entering campus you must check-in using the Lumisight app and upload your vaccination card or negative COVID-19 test results taken within 72-hours prior to the course date.
- A face mask must be worn in class.
Registration closes 2 working days prior to start of course.
Learner Outcomes1. 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.