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Lee Gatts
Director of Government Affairs
Lee Gatts
• Last 3 years at NMMA
• Prior to joining the
Boating Industry
• Staff member for U.S.
Senator Bob Corker
• Governor Bill Haslam
• Lifelong Tennessean
Towed
Water Sports
Wake Responsibly Partners
Tennessee
 No Wakesurfing or Wakeboarding at
Nighttime
 No Wakesurfing or Wakeboarding at
Nighttime
 200 feet offset from the shoreline, docks,
or other structures.
 No Wakesurfing or Wakeboarding at
Nighttime
 200 feet offset from the shoreline, docks,
or other structures.
 Channel must at least 400 feet wide.
 No Wakesurfing or Wakeboarding at
Nighttime
 200 feet offset from the shoreline, docks,
or other structures.
 Channel must at least 400 feet wide.
 Body of Water must be at least 50 acres in
size.
 No Wakesurfing behind an exposed
propeller.
Rider MUST wear
USCG-approved
flotation.
Your boarder/surfer is always #1 priority
Communication is key
Activity Speeds
Boat Path for Wakeboarding
Boat Path for Wakesurfing
Fallen Rider Pick Up
Your Crew = Your Responsibility
Waterway Interaction
Wake Responsibly Curriculum
Increasing Transparency
We need your help
Lee Gatts
Email: Lee@WSIA.net
Cell: 931-267-0673

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