MasterCraft has taken its decades of experience into consideration to produce a hull that compromises well between wake, ski and surfing. Sure, the NXT22 skews toward board sports, but you can definitely make a fun morning of free-skiing. For surfing, the boat churns larger than average waves thanks to its 4,200 pounds of dry weight and 1,200 pounds of ballast. The real standout for surfing is the NXT Surf System, a derivative of MasterCraft’s Gen 2 Surf System; it creates a solid, driving, symmetrical wave on either side. For wakeboarding, fill the ballast, set Zero Off, adjust your wake plate, and watch for progression — the NXT22 throws meaty wakes that will have you and your friends learning new tricks in no time.