Section VI

Accident Data Charts

2000 California Boating Safety Report

Chart 11
Water Skiing Accidents

Total Activities = 151
Total Accidents = 146




For the first time, accidents involving wakeboarding exceeded those involving traditional water skiing.

5 accidents each involved two vessels, both involved in different types of water skiing-related activities. For example, a vessel towing a water skier was involved in an accident with a vessel towing a wakeboard. This type of accident is represented in both the water skiing and the wakeboarding categories. This accounts for the total number of activities totaling 151 and the total number of accidents totaling 146.



California Division of Boating and Waterways, May 2001