I know how the rules work here and they are crap you have to ride them 200 meters offshore in the ocean and rivers or canals are a no go zone.I may as well find a new hobbie or just buy a boat … there is no waves 200 m offshore where I live.
These jet boards would be pretty boring on flat water.
This is where I live below,
No PWC are permitted:
- Upstream of Lake Lismore on the Wilsons River.
- Cape Byron Marine Park which includes Brunswick Heads South to Lennox Point.
Tweed Heads area
No power boating including PWC (but excepting electric powered vessels) is permitted:
- Southern and western side of Ukerebagh Island
- Kerosene Inlet (opposite Tweed Hospital)
- Wommin Lake (Fingal)
- Wommin Lagoon (Fingal)
- Cudgen Lake.
Below is from the RMS ( roads and maritime service ) Australia
Jet powered surfboard
In NSW, jet powered surfboards are classified as personal watercraft (PWC). You must hold a PWC licence to drive one on NSW waterways.
What is a jet powered surfboard?
The jet powered surfboard is powered by an electric or petrol jet motor that operates as a surfboard. The vessel is designed to be operated by a person standing on the hull. The maximum speed of the vessel is 25-30 knots.
In NSW, these vessels are classified under the Marine Safety Act 1998 as a personal watercraft (PWC).
Use on NSW waters
Jet powered surfboards are subject to the following as per the requirements to operate a personal watercraft (PWC) in NSW.
- They must not be operated in the Personal Watercraft Exclusion Zone.
- They must not be operated between sunset and sunrise.
- Operators of an engine powered surfboard are required to hold a PWC licence.
- Engine powered surfboards require PWC registration, unless exempt under clause 85 of the Marine Safety Regulation 2016. The owner and operator must ensure a vessel registration number is clearly displayed on the craft.
- PWC licence holders between 12 and 16 years of age must not operate the PWC at more than 10 knots.
- Riders must wear an appropriate lifejacket for a PWC as specified in clause 120 of the Marine Safety Regulation 2016.