We went wakeboarding one night! ...at 2:30 am! Wasn't the brightest idea either, especially where we did it. But I was the only one who knew the lake the best so they made me drive. My buddy landed his first backroll though!! We had the radio up playing loud, all the lights the boat had were on (Nav and anchor light!) and boarded for about 30 minutes.
The next morning around 8:30, the DNR Ranger stopped and paid a little visit to our campsite. "We had some complaints of people wakeboarding last night, real early in the morning. They were in a Red boat. You guys know anything about that??"
Us: "No sir! We heard some music but didn't see anyone or anything! But I don't know anyone with a red boat, my boat's Black and Yellow and sitting right down there in the water!" *points to boat*
DNR: (skeptical look on face) "Well ok, you boys keep your eyes open, if you see anything give us a call and let us know."
...What they didn't know was the red boat was sitting just around the bend. If he had walked 8 steps to the left, he would have seen it floating there. :P
Illegal in Canada, might be a criminal offence.
It is illegal in our state as well. However, we were out surfing Tuesday night till about 8:30. Wonderful night, could not have been more perfect. We then tied up to a local restaurant and had a big meal. It was about 11:00 on the way back to the launch when I had a real urge to fill up the sacs again and go for another surf. My wife reminded me that the Sheriff would love to bust us. Overall, good guys but very active on our stretch of the river.
We wakeboard a couple times a year and surf a lot at night on a privite lake. We also run the river alot and will surf till around 10 at night which is illegal but dnr has not got us yet.
I added a pair these lights to my tower and i feel they work good wakeboarding and we have to aim them to the sides of the boat when we surf else they will bind you.
also work great for cleaning the boat at night after riding late.
Washington State: One hour after sunset which is basically twilight.
5) No person shall engage or attempt to engage in water skiing, or operate any vessel to tow a water skier, on the waters of Washington state during the period from one hour after sunset until one hour prior to sunrise. A violation of this subsection is a misdemeanor, punishable as provided under RCW 9.92.030.
Doesn't say anything about surfin, skurfing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding, etc.