Malibu 22 MXZ Wakesurfing Review

The 22 MXZ might seem substantially smaller than the 24 MXZ or 25 LSV, but that doesn’t come across in performance. This boat packs a punch.

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LENGTH 22'5" // BEAM 102" // FUEL CAPACITY 48 gal.
SEATING CAPACITY 15 // DRY WEIGHT 4,850 lb.
Malibu Boats

WHAT YOU GET

The little brother to the acclaimed 24 MXZ, the 22 is an all-around performer that puts up a wave that is identical in shape and power, with just a little less size. For a 22-foot boat, the wave with stock settings is almost unbelievable. With the Power Wedge at 2, you’ll find a sizable wave that’s not too peaky and still lets you get farther back, with a pocket that’s bigger than expected.

WHO IT'S FOR

If you’re a Goldilocks fan, the 22 MXZ might be the sweet-spot boat that’s just right. It’s great for those who love the bold stylings of the MXZ line but don’t need all that comes with a 24-footer. As we said, the 22 packs a punch while still holding up to 15 people. The wave will work for nearly any level of rider and, as with most other Malibu models, can easily be tweaked with the Power Wedge.

OUR FAVORITE THINGS

Versatility. Go from wakesurfing to wakeboarding with just a couple of button pushes. No need to change ballast.
Surf Gate. Much of that versatility is due to Surf Gate, which turns wakes into giant waves. It also allows for easy transfers with the Surf Band remote.
Comfort. The 22 MXZ makes the most out of its space, providing room for 15 and their gear. It feels a lot bigger than most 22-foot boats.

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Malibu 22 MXZWBM
OUR SURF SETTINGS
SPEED 11.0
CREW 2
BALLAST Full Available Ballast
USER SETTINGS Surf Gate Engaged, Power Wedge at 2