View Full Version : X35s for Surf

10-10-2012, 07:13 PM

Looking for some feedback on using a 2012 X35 with 6.2L for surfing. Looking for a world class surfwake. I have searched all over here on TT, Youtube and Vimeo.... very very little on the X35s as far as surfing. I am tracking they are much deeper and heavier, I am sure require much more weight.... Has anyone slammed one with 3000-4000+lbs additional and seen what it will do?

Currently have an "other" brand wakeboat, throws a massive surfwake...but currently considering MC for a variety of reasons . Seen lots on the 30s and 25s, a little on the 45s, little to nothing on the 35s.

Thanks in advance.

10-11-2012, 07:30 AM
Check this out.


You can call the guys at TX Ski Ranch and ask them how they weighted the boat.

10-11-2012, 09:41 AM
I appreciate it...I will call them today and see what they have to say.

Photos taken like that at water level like that are hard to interpret... make the wave seem much bigger than it really is. I have a couple behind my boat that make it look like the north shore in Hawaii.

Just wondering if it takes sooo much weight to lean and slam the boat that it isnt feasible and is just too much work. Otherwise, very much appreciate the big hull design and performance.

Space Wrangler
10-12-2012, 08:18 AM
I have been thinking about getting an X-35 also. I think you can get a good surf wave with a lot of extra weight. I think you will have a tough time (vs. the X-25 or X-30) keeping the weight you need hidden for a port-side/regular wave(unless you use more lead than I think is practical...). I do not like to have ballast bags on the seats or floor.

On the X-25 I can have the stock tanks plus about 2000 pounds of plug and play ballast on the port side with 400 pounds of lead. It's nice to have it all hidden and not have to fill with pumps over the side of the boat. I like the bigger size of the x-35 but I don't think I can have that much weight hidden on it.

10-12-2012, 09:49 AM
i think you may be right. even if you max out an 1100lb sac in the trunk and a 750lb tube inder the seats, you might get 1500lbs there till the compartments are maxed out. you are likely gonna need more on top of the seats in order to really lean that boat.

04-07-2013, 06:19 PM
hey guys i have a 2012 X35 and we surfed behind it last summer. i have the stock tanks of course and the surf tabs plus a 250lb bag in each of the 2 front compartments, a 500lb bag in each of the 2 back lockers, and a 1100lb L shaped bag i put on the back seat.(i only use the L shaped bag when there are only a couple of people.

video of wave


04-05-2016, 06:45 PM
Now I have that boat!

04-05-2016, 06:48 PM
...and I still need to tweak the setup to get it looking that good again