I can see skiers looking for calm water but I always thought wakeboard folks were looking to make the largest waves possible for waking. Why not get out in the rough water for that?
I always thought that too, until a few weeks ago. A friend of mine wanted to teach my kid to wake board, so we had our first go in one of those rigs. While he was pulling the kids around, he would complain about the tubers making the water bad. Appearantly they want a nice clean smooth wake behind their boat. I will say he exhibited safe and respectful boat operation. He asked what I thought about his boat, and I asked him which seat the bait tank was under. He just shook his head.