SUP’s not “Vessels” in Surf Zone - from the Distressed Mullett

New udpate from the contoversy on when and where SUPs are required to wear lifejackets (PFDs) from the Distressed Mullett blog:

NO MORE BANS – SUP’s not “Vessels” in Surf Zone – The Human Powered Watercraft Association has received a letter of clarification from the United States Coast Guard stating “If a paddleboard is used within a designated swimming, surfing or bathing area, the Coast Guard does not consider it to be a vessel.” Read More...

Note: This ruling doesn't include open waterways, harbors, lakes, etc, just surf zones and designated swimming areas.