Could he be riding with a Sky Tower? Remember, the huge cumbersome device that connects to the existing tower in order to allow the rope to be about ten feet higher. Also supposed to soften landings. Haha yea right.
Photoshopped. Look directly below the rider. There is spray near the wake... Way too far away to be from the rider nod not near a rooster tail. My guess is that spray is from the rider but he's supposed to be much lower to the water.