How to Board Surf on Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Have you ever wanted to board surf on Zelda: Breath of the Wild? If so, then this guide is for you! I’ll show you how to board surf on Zelda: Breath of the Wild in just a few easy steps.

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Have you ever wanted to surf down a hill on your shield in Zelda: Breath of the Wild? Well, now you can! All you need is a shield, some stamina and a little bit of know-how. So, let’s get started!

What You Need

To board surf in Breath of the Wild, you’ll need a couple of things: a surfboard, and some kind of wind-up mechanism. The surfboard can be any kind of planks – store-bought, or ones you make yourself using woodcutters. As for the wind-up mechanism, you have a few options. You can use a fully-charged Ancient Spring, an updraft generated by a howling stone circle, or – my personal favorite – a Lynel.

How to Board Surf

In order to board surf in Breath of the Wild, first you’ll need to find a surfing board. These can be found all over the Great Plateau, and they come in two different varieties: wooden and metal. You can also purchase them from certain shops, such as Masha’s Cabin in Kakariko Village. Once you have a board, head to a body of water – ponds, lakes, and rivers will all do – and swim out to deep water. Equip your board from your inventory, then float on top of the water and press A to start surfing. You can steer by moving the left stick, and you can jump with A. You can also perform tricks by pressing B while in mid-air. Board surfing is a great way to travel quickly across bodies of water, and it’s also a lot of fun. So get out there and start shredding some waves!


To board surf in Zelda Breath of the Wild, you will need two things: a Deku Leaf and a surfboard. The Deku Leaf can be purchased from Beedle for 120 rupees, while the surfboard can be found at Hateno Village for 500 rupees.

With those two things in hand, open up your map and fast travel to Hateno Beach. When you arrive, look for a small patch of water near some rocks. This is where you’ll be able to board surf.

Approach the water with your Deku Leaf and surfboard equipped, and press A to enter the water. You’ll automatically mount the surfboard and start paddling. To move around, simply tilt the left analog stick in the direction you want to go. You can also press B tojump off the board and swim around like normal.

Pressing A will make Link paddle faster, and if you paddle long enough you’ll eventually get up enough speed to start riding waves. Once you’re riding a wave, you can press A to perform a 180-degree turn, or hold ZL + A to do a backflip. Performing tricks like this will fill up your special meter, which can then be used to perform even more impressive stunts once it’s full.

And that’s all there is to boarding surfing in Zelda Breath of the Wild!


Thanks for reading! We hope this guide was helpful in teaching you how to board surf on Zelda: Breath of the Wild. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below. Happy surfing!

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