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[[caption-width-right:300:Shields were made to be surfed on!]]

-> ''"Snowboarding works much better with snow."''
-->-- '''Jackie''', ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures''

The [[ImplausibleBoardingSkills use]] of a [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe shield]], or something in a similar shape and/or size, as [[CoolBoard a board]] or sled to traverse through a particular environment.

Being ''carried'' on a shield is [[TooImportantToWalk a different trope entirely]].

Compare BodySled.


[[AC:{{Anime}} & {{Manga}}]]
* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', Lelouch uses a riot shield as a sled in a landslide. In a [[HumongousMecha mecha]], of course. He also uses it early in R2, surfing on slash haken wires and decapitating a Britannian Knightmare in the process.
** This scene was so iconic that when Bandai made an action figure of Zero's Burai, it came with the riot shield.
* In ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'', Chibodee's Maxter Gundam has a shield (that he never uses) that acts as his hovercraft.

* ComicBook/CaptainAmerica frequently does this.

[[AC:Fan Works]]
* In the ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' fan fic ''FanFic/ChaosTheory'', Shirou uses Rho Aias to let an explosion push him and Rin to safety.

* In ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'', Mushu does this during an avalanche.
* ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'':
** In ''Mask of Light'', Takua and Jaller use Kopaka's Ice Shield to escape from Rahkshi in Ko-Wahi.
** In ''The Legend Reborn'', Mata Nui uses his Scarabax Shield to surf down a canyon.
%%* ''Film/{{Willow}}''
* Legolas does this down some stone stairs during the battle for Helm's Deep in the second ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' movie, [[ImprobableAimingSkills shooting mooks as he goes]]. Orlando Bloom commented that Tolkien was probably rolling in his grave at that scene. He does it ''again'' in ''Film/TheHobbitTheDesolationOfSmaug'', but with an ''Orc body'' instead of a shield.
** Parodied in ''Webcomic/DMOfTheRings'', see Webcomics below.
* Xander in ''Film/XXx'' uses a serving tray like a skateboard to grind a handrail down some stairs.
* Our hero and heroine escape from the bus in ''Film/{{Speed}}'' by riding a small section of the metal floor of the bus.
* Granddad, the 6th Earl, in ''Film/GreystokeTheLegendOfTarzanLordOfTheApes'', reminisces about surfing on a silver tray down the stairs in his castle when he was a wee lad. Grown a bit senile, he attempts it once again during a party, unaware that at his advanced age [[spoiler:it becomes a TragicMistake]].

* In Creator/AllenSteele's novel ''Orbital Decay'', a construction worker putting together a space station manages to ride a huge curved piece of a re-entry shield (well, that and a parachute) back to Earth after the space station he had been constructing broke up in orbit.
* Also happens in ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'': Demons are seen using a big hide shield as a makeshift sled down a rocky slope.
* Done in Terry Pratchett's ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'', making a ChekhovsGun of the phrase "Come back with your shield, or on it", when Carrot is getting back to the boat that will take all the guards to Ankh-Morpork.
* ''Literature/AlexRider'': In ''Point Blanc'', Alex escapes from the school by snowboarding down the mountain on a cut-down ironing board.

* [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/8458844.stm British bobbies reprimanded for sledding downhill on their riot shields]]

* ''Videogame/MetalWolfChaos'': [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent Michael Wilson]] SPACE-Surfs with debris from an orbiting space station that he himself blew up while in his GiantMecha.
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''
** Goofy's "Goofy Turbo" ability in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''.
** In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII'', the entire party goes "curling" on Goofy's shield when they visit [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Arendelle.]]
* [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk The Hulk]] takes this beyond the impossible in ''VideoGame/TheIncredibleHulkUltimateDestruction''; pounding buses or large trucks flat into shields, which he can then rush onto to create a shield sled. It is just as ridiculously awesome as it sounds.
* In ''Videogame/DynastyWarriors 8'', Huang Gai uses a weapon in called an arm blade... which is ''a metal boat''. Yes, a boat. And he shield surfs with it. It's [[CrazyAwesome as ridiculous and as awesome as it sounds.]]
** Xingcai can do this with an EX attack.
* Link can do this in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', to traverse slopes much more rapidly than usual and ride Sand Seals in the Gerudo Desert. However, when not performed on sand or snow, it wears down on the shield's durability, so it should be used with caution; preferably with weaker, more expendable shields and/or saved until you upgrade your shield-carrying capacity.

* [[Film/LordOfTheRings Legolas]]' use of this is parodied in ''Webcomic/DMOfTheRings'', where the GM responds "What game do you think you're playing, anyway?" and the accompanying movie screencap has graphics from the ''VideoGame/TonyHawksProSkater'' series [[http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=1071 photoshopped onto it.]]
-->'''{{HUD}}:''' ''24,357 x 5!'' Kickflip + FS 50-50 + Grind the Steps + Varial Heelflip + Shoot the Orc!

* ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'' episode "Monster in the Monastery". Jonny and Hadji uses a large shield-like gong to slide down a hill and escape the villains.
* Creator/HannaBarbera's ''The Adventures of Gulliver''. Gulliver uses a surfboard-shaped stone to toboggan to safety.
%%* ''WesternAnimation/SinbadLegendOfTheSevenSeas''
* ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'':
** Jackie pulls this off in the cold open of the first episode, establishing his AdventurerArchaeologist cred and ability to improvise.
** During "The Lotus Temple", Jade and Jackie have to rescue Xu Lin, the girl cursed to be the temple's guardian. A barrier prevents her from leaving, but Jackie notices a suit of armor that ''can'' leave the temple (he knows this because the villain of the episode [[AnimatedArmor animated it to attack him]]). It's too heavy for her to walk in, so they put her on a shield and push her out.
* Link shield surfs a river of magical flame in one episode of the animated ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda''.
** And also surfs off of an explosion of his own bomb, in a move which (probably didn't) inspire glitch hunters down the line.
* Captain America shield-snowboards while fighting ice monsters in ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays'': In "Twelve Hundred Degrees Fahrenheit", Drew cuts a shield-shaped slab of wood from a tree and uses it as a makeshift snowboard. Doyle uses his jetpack for the same purpose.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': In "An Old Friend", the BountyHunter Embo uses his [[NiceHat metallic disc-like hat]] (which he's used for [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe other]] [[WeaponizedHeadgear purposes]] in the past) as a makeshift snowboard to pursue Senator Rush Clovis down a mountain.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E16CampfireTales Campfire Tales]]", when Flash Magnus is acting as live bait to distract a pair of dragons who kidnapped his fellow soldiers, he briefly stands on his fireproof shield and uses it to surf across the flames one of the dragons is spewing.