I'm wakeskating with a friend's family and my wife and son and I take a normal fall. When I come out of the water and begin to clear my eyes I hear yelling, as I turn back instantly a boat full of people screaming at the driver rush by about 15 feet away. They keep yelling and I keep turning and notice a rope and then see a tube rush by about 10 feet away.
It happened so quick I had no time to react and my driver had no time to offer protection either. In a narrow waterway perhaps the only thing my driver could have done is gotten me to hold a safe line while the idiot sped by.
Sometimes you think if you saw a boat coming you could dive out of the way, this happened so fast I would only have been able to put my arms up to deflect a little impact.
Ironically, I get up again and another boat is following me 100 feet back for about a minute. They finally decide to pass and seem perplexed when I mouth FU instead of waving back. Needless to say I was peeking over my shoulder the rest of the day.