Board surfing is a great Mordhau skill to have. Learn how to board surf in Mordhau with these easy steps.
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Before You Start
Mordhau is a game that simulates surfing on a board. The game is very simple to play and can be played with any kind of board. You can use a short board, longboard, or even a SUP. The game is best played with two players, but can be played with more.
Choose the Right Board
In Mordhau, there are 3 types of boards you can select from the Mounted Combat category in the Loadout screen: the Light Board, Heavy Board, and Greatsword. If you’re just starting out, we recommend going with the Light Board. It has the least amount of health, but it’s also the fastest and most maneuverable. As you get more comfortable with riding and surfing, you can experiment with the other boards to find what suits your playstyle best.
There are also 4 different stances you can use while riding a board: Dueling Stance, Riding Stance, Lunge Stance, and Shield Wall. Each stance has its own unique advantages and disadvantages, so be sure to experiment with all of them to find what works best for you.
Dueling Stance is the default stance when you mount your board. In this stance, you have access to all of your regular attacks as well as a few special attacks specific to boards. This stance is great for engaging single targets or small groups, but it’s not very effective against large groups or hard targets like siege equipment.
Riding Stance is a more defensive stance designed for travelling long distances or evading enemy attacks. In this stance, you move faster and can make sharper turns, but you can’t attack and your board takes less damage from enemy attacks.
Lunge Stance is a specialized offensive stance designed for Taking Out enemy players or breaking through enemy lines. In this stance, you move slowly but can charge forward to deal massive damage to anything in your way. Just be careful not to overcommit yourself, as it’s very easy to get surrounded and overwhelmed in this stance.
Shield Wall is a defensive stance designed for protecting yourself and your allies from enemy attacks. In this stance, you raise your shield in front of you while still being able to move around slowly. This is great for protecting yourself from archers or siege equipment, but it doesn’t do much against melee opponents since they can just attack your sides or back.
Get the Right Fins
The type of fins you need depends on the kind of board you have. For shortboards, you’ll want smaller, lighter fins that will help you with quick turns. For longboards, you’ll want larger fins that will provide more stability. FCS or Futures fins are the most popular type – they come in a variety of sizes and shapes to suit your needs.
If you’re just starting out, it’s a good idea to get a fin set that includes both large and small fins. That way, you can experiment with different fin sizes and see what works best for you. You can also buy individual fins to customize your setup – but be warned, this can get pricey!
Consider a Wetsuit
Depending on the water temperature where you’ll be surfing, you may want to consider wearing a wetsuit. A wetsuit will not only keep you warm in colder water, but it will also provide a bit of padding if you should happen to wipe out. Wetsuits come in full-body or short-sleeve/short-legged styles, so you can choose the level of coverage that’s right for you.
In the Water
You will need to choose the right board for the conditions. You will also need to wax your board. You can either do this yourself or pay someone to do it for you. You will need to buy a leash, and you will need to practice in the water.
In order to start surfing in Mordhau, you will need to paddle out to the waves. Start by swimming away from shore until the water is deep enough that you can stand up. Once you are in deeper water, begin swimming with your arms and kicking your legs to propel yourself forward. You can also lie on your board and use your arms to paddle, but this will be slower.
If you see a wave coming, start paddling towards shore as quickly as possible. The faster you paddle, the faster you will be able to catch the wave and ride it in. If you are not able to paddle fast enough, the wave will pass under your board and you will be left behind.
Once you have caught a wave, stand up on your board and ride it in towards shore. Use your arms to balance yourself and keep yourself upright. If you start to fall, try to jump off of your board before it hits the ground so that you don’t get hurt.
Surfing in Mordhau is a great way to get around the map quickly and have some fun at the same time. Just be sure to watch out for other players who might be trying to kill you!
The Pop Up is the most essential part of surfing in Mordhau, and probably the hardest to get used to. To do a Pop Up, you must first be in the prone (stomach) position on your surfboard. Then, place your hands on the deck of the board behind you, with your fingers pointing towards your feet, and dig your toes into the tail of the board. Next, push up with your legs and extend your arms out in front of you so that you end up in a crouching position on the board. From here, you can use your momentum to stand up on the board and start surfing!
Ride the Wave
Water is an element in Mordhau which can be found in many locations, such as terrain (lakes, rivers, the sea), bottles and canteens. When a player interacts with water they will take on the Wetsuit status effect.
In order to board surf, the player must have a surfboard equipped. The player can find surfboards lying on the ground near bodies of water, or purchase them from the Merchant for 9 Florins. To equip a surfboard, press and hold G.
The player can paddle by holding Shift and using WASD to move around. The faster the player paddles, the faster they will go. The player can jump by pressing Spacebar while paddling. The angle of the jump can be controlled with WASD. The height and distance of the jump is determined by how long Spacebar is held down for – if it is tapped lightly, the character will do a small jump; if it is held down longer, they will do a higher jump.
The player can perform tricks by pressing F while in mid-air. The specific trick performed is determined by what direction the character is moving in – for example, if they are jumping straight up and press F, they will perform a backflip; if they are moving to the right and press F while jumping, they will do a frontflip; if they are moving to the left and press F while jumping, they will do a 540° spin; etc.
After You Surf
After you surf in Mordhau, the next logical step is to board the surf. This can be done by using the left mouse button to click on the board in front of you. The game will automatically take you to the board surfing minigame. In this minigame, you use the WASD keys to control your surfer.
After you surf, it’s important to rinse off as soon as possible. This will help remove any salt water, sand, or other debris that could cause your board to become damaged.
If you’re not able to rinse off right away, at least try to remove any visible debris from your board. Once you’re able to rinse off, be sure to thoroughly clean your board with a mild soap and water solution.
Wax Your Board
To get started, you’ll need to wax your board. You can buy surf wax at most sporting goods stores, or online. If you’re new to surfing, it’s a good idea to ask someone at the store to help you choose the right type of wax for your board.
Once you have your wax, apply it to the top of your board in a thin layer. Start in the center and work your way out to the edges. Be sure to cover the entire surface, including the nose and tail. Once you’ve applied the wax, use a plastic bag or your hand to smooth it out so that it’s even.
Next, you’ll need to attach your leash. The leash is what will keep you connected to your board if you fall off. Most leashes have a velcro strap that goes around your calf, and a cord that attaches to your board. To attach the leash, simply wrap the velcro strap around your calf and thread the cord through the loop at the nose of your board. Then, tie the cord around the tail of your board using a surgeon’s knot or a reef knot.