A few days ago there was a boating accident in Missouri. Not that it was a momentous occasion, but the fact that it was caught on an inside camera shows what can happen if you speed into a large wake.

From YouTube:

A boating accident at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri was captured on a shocking video last Friday. The crash happened when the Fountain powerboat plowed into a large wake of another vessel at high speed. The boat slammed from side to side causing injuries to the driver and six passengers. Five were taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for minor to moderate injuries.