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The use restrictions for the zones described in 13.25.030 are as follows:

(a) It is unlawful to water ski in any Zone except Zones A and E or as permitted in Zones B and D pursuant to a City-issued permit for a special event.

(b) It is unlawful to operate any vessel in the Mariner's Island Channel of Zone A.

(c) It is unlawful to operate any vessel by sail or hand power in Zones A and E except that residents of property on the shoreline in Zone A and E may traverse that Zone directly en route to or from the resident's dock or launching ramp to or from a Zone where operation of vessels under sail or hand power is permitted.

(d) It is unlawful to operate any "Personal Watercraft" in any Zone.

(e) It is unlawful in Zone A or E for any person to operate a vessel under sail or hand power farther than fifty (50) feet from any dock, way or landing float on either side of the lagoon.

(f) Except where and as specifically posted by the City, it is unlawful to fish in Zones A, E, G, and H, or in any swimming area marked and designated by the City. It is also unlawful to troll fish in any Zone.

(g) It is unlawful to swim in Zones F and G. No person shall swim, scuba dive or skin dive in the remaining zones except within the designated buoyed swimming areas at any public park, beach, or playground. Swimming at individual residences shall be confined to areas not beyond the boundary of each dock but in no case, further than 25 feet from the shoreline.

(h) Motor boat racing is prohibited in all Zones.

(i) It is unlawful to fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order, direction, or signal of a peace officer or harbor patrol officer regarding the use of any Zone in the Lagoon.

(j) For purposes of this chapter and the regulations promulgated thereunder, "hand power" means propelled by oar or paddle.