There's something about pond skims that invites disaster. The combination of sunny weather, alcohol, and howling spectators encourages skimmers to take stupid risks that occasionally end in disaster.
Though this particular incident ends with minimal injuries, it's not hard to imagine how things could have gone differently. It's no exaggeration to say that one of the in-pond snowboarders was inches from a serious neck injury, or potentially death. We can laugh about it now, but let's all agree not to party-ski into pond skims.