The All New Chaparral 28 Surf

The 2022 Chaparral 28 Surf helping a surfer catch waves.

If you’re in the market for a large family bowrider with the ability to surf, check out the all-new Chaparral 28 Surf!

2023 Information | 2022 Information

2023 Chaparral 28 Surf:

For 2023, there were no significant changes to the Chaparral 28 Surf. The basic specifications were the same. For all the details, watch out full video review of the 2022 Chaparral 28 Surf below.

  • 28’ long (including platform)
  • 8’ 6” beam
  • 80 fuel tank
  • 5900 lbs dry weight
  • Yacht certified
  • Volvo Penta 6.2 liter forward drive
  • 430 Max Horsepower

Chaparral 28 Surf All New Options For 2023:


The 28 Surf is available with Chaparral’s most popular package ever – the Black Edition. The Black Edition package elevates the entire boating experience, and all starts with premium Black Gelcoated Hullsides and Hullbottom paired with black metal finishes around the windshield. Moving to the interior, the new soft Silicone Cayenne interior with black accents will surely be envied by others.

2022 Chaparral 28 Surf Video Review

2022 Chaparral 28 Surf:

  • 28’ long (including platform)
  • 8’ 6” beam
  • 80 fuel tank
  • 5900 lbs dry weight
  • Yacht certified
  • Volvo Penta 6.2 liter forward drive
  • 430 Max Horsepower

Chaparral 28 Surf vs. Chaparral 287:

What’s the difference? 

The trendsetting Chaparral 287 SSX brought luxury, technology, and stability. Marry that with the Surf Gate system, and you have the Chaparral 28 Surf! 

The 2022 Chaparral 28 Surf features a modified running surface. Instead of the extended V-plane hull in the 287, the hull shape of the 28 Surf creates an impressive surf wave for all levels of surfing experience. Chaparral also added an internal ballast system for this model to assist in optimal wave displacement. 

In addition, the forward-drive Volvo Penta engine paired with the Surf Gate system provides more versatility and performance benefits. Whether you cruise the lake or surf with your friends, the maneuverability of the 28 Surf is like no other!

And that’s not all! The 2022 Chaparral 28 Surf brings all of the premium features and finishes from the 287. You can’t get much better than a Chaparral surfing boat with luxurious bells and whistles. 

Styling and Comfort

The 28 Surf in this video includes the Black Edition package with an electric folding hardtop. The Black Edition package consists of a black gel coat on the exterior with black metal finishes and the Surf logo. On the inside, you will find Cayenne Naugahyde vinyl with cool-touch technology, tan SeaDek flooring, and stainless steel finishes. 

The black electric folding hardtop on this 2022 Chaparral 28 Surf offers plenty of shade. With the touch of a button, you can lower the tower for storage or passing under a low bridge. If you like having the option to stow your bimini, the standard EFX tower and bimini are available. 

This boat comes standard with a solid surface countertop and a nice wood veneer head. Other head options include an electric head, portapotty, or pump-out portapotty, depending on your needs. 

Chaparral designs all of their boats for use in saltwater. With kevlar in the hull, stainless steel hardware, and an easy flush and drain system in the engine, you can easily go from lake life to ocean views. 

Convenience and Safety

The wide signature platform from Chaparral Boats offers easy boarding and optimum transom seating. And what would the platform be without the patented Infinity Step? Have a seat on the 3-wide convertible lounge seat, press the button, and watch the step deploy automatically. The Infinity Step creates a unique social zone at the back of the boat and easy access in and out of the water. 

Inside the 28 Surf, you find wrap-around seating for everyone on board and fully adjustable bucket seats for your captain and co-captain. Plus, a stowable stern gate helps keep kids and pets inside the boat when underway. 

The bow on this boat is extremely deep, with plenty of seating and full-length grab rails. Your passengers have plenty of space yet feel secure in rough water!


At the helm, the 2022 Chaparral 28 Surf features dual 7” touchscreen Simrad displays. Like in the 287 SSX, you have fingertip access to GPS, ballast and trim surf settings, cruise control, and audio settings. 

All of the captain’s switches and bezels are illuminated and come standard with stainless steel finishes. 

To top off the rider experience, high-quality JL Audio speakers surround the cockpit and bow for optimum sound performance. 

Storage and More Storage

The 2022 Chaparral 28 Surf does not lack in the storage department. Flip up the hinge seats in the cockpit to reveal port-side coffin storage and starboard side Igloo cooler space. All seats in the bow reveal deep compartments lined with spaghetti mats perfect for storing watersports gear. 

Behind the wind door, you find a drawer perfect for wallets and phones and helm storage space great for your Coast Guard safety kit. 

The cockpit table sits in a drawer hidden in the boat’s center with the ballast compartment for easy access and installation. 

This boat comes standard with a 4-step bow boarding ladder that folds up and stores in the nose of the boat. The bow also features a flip-up bow light and recessed cleats, so no more stubbing your toes when boarding.

Skier’s Marine is very excited to offer the 2022 Chaparral 28 Surf! We are confident you will enjoy the versatility and luxury this boat offers. Come check it out at one of our Chaparral Skier’s Marine locations!

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