HOBO supports safe and courteous boating practices. Become familiar with Alabama Boating Laws and follow them whenever you are on the water. We want everyone to have fun in the sun while respecting the rights of others who share the water.
Tubing is great fun, but safe tubing relies on the skills and care of the boat driver. Riders cannot control the direction of the tube. Slinging tubers should only be done in the wide-open main channel and not in creeks and sloughs. Drivers should always be aware of other boaters before making abrupt direction changes.
Children under age 8 must wear a Coast-Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD) life jacket at all times while boating. All aboard a Personal Water Craft must wear an approved PFD. Anyone on board a vessel within 800 feet below Lay Dam must be wearing a PFD.
Wakeboarding and Wakes
Wakeboarding is an exciting, athletic sport. However, the wakes created by wakeboard boats are huge and can be quite damaging to shorelines and seawalls. Please avoid wakeboarding in narrow creeks or close to people's property in order to minimize the wake effect on the shore.
Personal Water Craft (PWC)
PWCs are fast and maneuverable, which makes them great fun.
It also can make them dangerous to other boaters and skiiers who are not expecting the abrupt change in speed or direction by a nearby PWC. Please be considerate of those around you when playing on your PWC.