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Agua Hedionda Lagoon Water Ski Slalom Course

For more information, please reference the Carlsbad Municipal Code 11.24.

This privately owned and maintained slalom course, open for use by the public, is located parallel to the southeastern shoreline within both the powerboat and passive use area as defined by marker buoys. When daylight savings time is in effect (April-October), the course may be used in two directions between the hours of sunrise and 10 a.m. daily. After 10 a.m., the course will be closed and unlawful to use. Each pass made through the course, when closed, shall constitute a new and separate offense. Between sunrise and 10 a.m. daily, powerboats and skiers shall comply as follows:

    • No vessel may enter or pass through the slalom course area when a powerboat is towing a skier.
    • Only one boat at a time may use the course. Boats waiting to use the course will sit at a safe distance (not less than 50 feet), at the west end of the designated slalom course area. A skier may take a maximum of four passes through the course. A boat completing its passes should retrieve its skier and proceed at speeds less than 5 mph to the waiting area, south beach or powerboat area. The next boat in line may proceed to the starting area and begin pulling their skier. A pass is one round trip through the course.
    • If a skier falls during a pass, the boat must return at a safe speed to pick up the skier. A skier is allowed two falls per pass. A failed attempt to get up is considered a fall.
    • It is unlawful to pull more than one skier within the boundaries of the designated slalom course area.
    • The city reserves the right to terminate use of the slalom course by any vessel or skier at any time based on safety and liability concerns.
    • In the event of any dispute or question as to what constitutes a safety or liability concern, the decision of the city shall be binding and conclusive.

When Pacific Standard Time is in effect, all of the aforementioned slalom course rules shall remain in effect with the exception of the time restriction.

Contact Information


Monroe Street Pool
3401 Monroe St.
Carlsbad, CA 92008