Wake boats create large wakes even at slower speeds. If they are close to shore, the large wake can cause shore erosion and damage piers. In shallow water, the wake can churn up bottom sediments which encourages overgrowth of algae and harms aquatic fish and plants. Lake-friendly boating lets everyone enjoy Indiana’s lakes, while protecting them.
SB 187 would have prohibited wake boarding or wake surfing between sunset and sunrise with some additional limits for smaller lakes. The bill passed the Senate but met with opposition in the House where it was not brought to the floor for a vote.
Please thank your state senator if they supported SB 187.