Malibu 22 MXZ Wakesurfing Review

Malibu's 22 MXZ is an all-around performer that puts up a sizable wave.

January 11, 2018
Malibu 22 MXZ Wakesurfing Review
Length: 22’5″ | Beam: 102″ | Fuel Capacity: 48 gal. | Seating Capacity: 15 | Dry Weight: 4,850 lb. | More Information: Malibu Boats

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.

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. Like the 24 MXZ, the 22 has tons of space, which makes it extra comfortable for everybody.

Malibu 22 MXZ Wakesurfing Review
Malibu 22 MXZ Wakesurfing Review WBM

Our Surf Settings
Speed: 11.0
Crew: 2
Ballast: Full Available Ballast
User Settings: Surf Gate Engaged, Power Wedge at 2


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