Regardless of the time, noise must not unreasonably disturb the peace, quiet or comfort of anyone nearby.
Between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. sound from any device plainly audible at a distance of 150 fee is illegal.
Either of these two violations of LMCD Statutes is a misdemeanor and creates a criminal record.
Call Sheriff Water Patrol for Enforcement:
"Own Your Wake" Program promotes responsible control of wakes. Click link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPS26y6gqa4
Video's 1st Wake Tip: "Minimize repetitive passes. Once you've run a line move on to another area."
This is not feasible for many Lake Minnetonka bays. For example, the distance for one north to south pass on Maxwell Bay is about 1 mile. A wakesurfing boat traveling at 10 mph will make 5 passes in 30 minutes /10 in one hour.
University of Minnesota St Anthony Falls Lab Study of Waves Key Findings:
Wakesurf boat waves pack up to 9 times more wave energy and up to 12 times more wave power than waves from common recreational boats used for waterskiing, tubing, cruising.
Wakesurfing must be at a distance greater than 575 ft from shore for its waves to attenuate to the same wave energy of a non-wakesurf boat at 200 ft from shore. A distance greater than 600 ft is required for wave power.
Here is a link to the report.
It is not uncommon to have multiple wakesurfing boats operating at the same time, which compounds wave generation.
This is why "Own Your Wake" is not a solution to wakesurfing's negative impact on other recreational activities on many Lake Minnetonka bays.