Conventionally there's surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, and sandboarding. Fiction expands the boarding to all sorts of media, and even with improvised boards.

See also CoolBoard, ShieldSurf, and LavaSurfing. SkySurfing is much cooler than what it is in real life.
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* The TV commercial for the ''Shaun White'' Skateboarding video game has Shaun White boarding down a skyscraper.

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* ''Anime/EurekaSeven'': The series is ALL about surfing, with the protagonists surf on Trapar, a mysterious energy spread in the air that comes and goes as it pleases. With enough trapar in the air, you can even surf inside your HumongousMecha. [[spoiler:It is eventually revealed that Trapar is the thought energy of the Coralian, a giant living (but sleeping) being that engulfed the planet.]]
* ''Anime/PokemonSpecial'' has the finale of the Yellow Arc, where Yellow lavasurfs during the final battle and creates a massive whirlpool of lava that engulfs Lance.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome from the second season where Lelouch causes the plates that make up Tokyo to collapse, then uses a police mecha's riot shield to surf to safety. Among his feats, we get him grinding on the wires of another mecha's {{Grappling Hook Pistol}}s, decapitating it as he jumps off.
* In ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', Gintoki and Hijikata end up using the Shogun and Kondo as makeshift snowboards after a mishap at a ski resort. They soon realize their boards have makeshift "brakes" that can be utilized by pulling on their underwear, but they end up breaking them before long. Later in the same arc, in a rare instance of Shinpachi ''not'' being the OnlySaneMan, he willfully lets Otae use him as a snowboard, as well.

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* There's a bit in the StarWarsExpandedUniverse where one of Luke's childhood friends, [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Laze_Loneozner Fixer]], is tired of Luke and Biggs beating him at racing and the various other sports, so he invents sandsurfing. Trouble is, the moment they pick up on the sport, Luke and Biggs start to surpass him, so he ramps it up. Eventually he tries to jump over the Sarlaac pit. And fails, meaning that his two friends have to save him from a [[AndIMustScream truly horrible fate]]. After that, they agree that Fixer's the king of sandsurfing, but somehow it doesn't feel as good as he thought it would.

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* Disney's Disney/{{Tarzan}} slides through moss-covered branches in a manner not unlike surfing. This "surfing" was a typical "Disneyfication" by the animator in imitation of his kid skateboarding.
** Tony Hawk himself mentions in his memoir, "Hawk - Occupation: Skateboarder", that he was personally contacted by Disney to be mo-capped pulling a few tricks, so they could get Tarzan's movement and balance juuust right.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}'': Bigweld surfs on a giant domino over a cascade of falling dominoes.
* ''{{Hoodwinked}}'': Granny Puckett surfs down a sky bucket cable on a muffin pan. Awesome when you consider how chairlifts have a standard 4.8 meter rope gauge, which makes you question whether or not this is plausible in real life.

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[[folder: Film - Live Action ]]

* ''Film/BackToTheFuture''
** Marty makes a skateboard out of a soap-box derby car.
** In Part II, he steals a little girl's pink hover-board. It's OK though, the little girl he stole it from ends up with a way more badass hover-board that belonged to the villain, so she tells Marty he can keep the pink one.
* Herbie is a car, but he surfs in the movie ''Film/HerbieRidesAgain'' and in ''Film/HerbieFullyLoaded'' grinds on a guardrail after watching Maggie do some skateboarding tricks.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MrMagoo'' movie, there's a scene where a chase down a mountain combines with a ski event. The good guys and the bad are on skis and snowmobiles and--Mr. Magoo is on an ironing board? He rides it like a scooter and wins the competition.
* In ''Film/XXx'', Cage pulls off a boardslide on an enormous handrail using a stolen serving tray. He even manages to jump between handrails. And later he snowboards in front of an avalanche on a wave of CGI.
* During ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Two Towers]]'' and the Battle for Helm's Deep, we get a short but memorable scene of Legolas using his elven agility to surf an [[OurOrcsAreDifferent uruk-hai]]'s shield down a staircase, firing arrows until he reaches the bottom and sends the shield into one foe before stabbing another with a spare arrow. This was only surpassed in the third film when he slid down a dying ''[[WarElephants mūmak]]'''s trunk after single-handedly killing it and its riders.

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* ''{{BIONICLE}}'': [[ConvectionSchmonvection Lava Surfboarding]], and it's even a sport, on the island of Mata Nui.
** In ''BIONICLE: The Game'' and ''[[TheMovie Mask of Light]]'', Kopaka's [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe Ice Shield]] is used as an improvised board.
** {{D|eadlyDisc}}isk Surfing in Metru Nui, which ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin ... in chutes.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'': the [[GrievousHarmWithABody Body]]-[[WipeTheFloorWithYou Surf]] attack. Kick over (or up) an enemy (i.e. any living being) and use your momentum to ride their body down the street (or through the air, or other people). You know, just in case you didn't have enough sadistic ways to kill people already.
** In the spiritual predecessor by the same developers, ''TheIncredibleHulkUltimateDestruction'', you can use a ''bus'' as a skateboard.
* ''Ultimate VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'': the opening movie has {{Deadpool}} surfing on [[VisualNovel/AceAttorney Phoenix Wright's]] [[BreakingTheFourthWall OBJECTION speech bubble]] trough an explosion.
* The ''SnowboardKids'' games have the kids snowboarding in all kinds of places, in many of which there is no snow to be seen.
* Chosokabe Motochika from ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' surfs using a frickin' [[PlayingWithFire rocket-powered]] [[AnchorsAway anchor]]. [[RuleOfCool ON DRY LAND OF ALL PLACES!]]
* In ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors 7'', Sima Zhao is able to surf on ''people''.
* One of the skills VideoGame/{{D|evilMayCry}}ante can use in the third game... on a ''{{Mook|s}}!!!'' Nero also counts in a cutscene in the fourth game, and he actually ''revs'' them with his sword.
* In ''VideoGame/MegaManX1'' game, if you charge the ice weapon, it will turn into an ice platform, which you can ride on. This feature returns as Model L's ability in ''VideoGame/MegaManZX''.
* In ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', Sonic rips off a piece of a G.U.N. helicopter and uses it to skydive down to the first stage, where he boards down a hilly street! He does it again in ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations''.
* Dirk the Daring uses one of the playing cards as a surfboard while riding the wave on the ocean of tears and avoiding the Jabberwock and oncoming teapots in ''VideoGame/DragonsLair II: Time Warp''.
* In ''PhantasyStarOnline2'', a special skill Ride Slasher exists for weapons of the sword class is the ability to surf on a sword like rocket powered board with one of these weapons being a giant tuna allowing for some amusing fun.
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', it's how they get from the Airship to Bavelle.

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* ''WhateleyUniverse'': Riptide, who is an aquakinetic, has a deviser hoverboard that runs on her own wave power, so she appears to be surfing across the sky on a little cloud. Thrasher is a skater boy who has PK powers and so his skateboard is a PK construct that can slide across anything, and go uphill.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheKarateKidTheAnimatedSeries'': in the opening sequence, Daniel surfboards using a ''torpedo.''

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