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Default Character


Jacob Bressler

The first and default character your receive in game. He is a graffiti artist who always gets in trouble with inspector. Confident and charming, restless and reckless.

Jake has two alternate outfits: Dark (which is free) and Star outfit (costs 30 keys).

  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Has pronouncedly massive eyebrows, which are especially fuzzy in the animated series.
  • Cool Shades: In his Dark Outfit, he is accompanied with a pretty sassy pair of shades.
  • Curtains Match the Window: From what we can see in game and the Animation, Jake’s hair is the same brown color as his eyes.
  • In the Hood: Has his hoodie on all the time.
  • The Leader: The official website described him "leader and spirit" of the Subway Surfers, as he is the first ever playable character and the pioneer of the whole graffiti-on-train thing.
  • Nice Hat: Always wears a red cap with "Sub Surf" on it, regardless of what outfit he is in.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: As Zombie Jake.

Unlockable By Character Tokens


Beatrice Fairchild

An intelligent blonde girl who strives for perfection and the next, easiest character to be unlocked. A good friend, but not a good follower.

Tricky is obtain by gaining three of her hats. She has two alternate outfits: the Camo Outfit (costs 25 keys) and the Heart Outfit (costs 40 keys)

  • Girlish Pigtails: She styles her hair into 2 pigtails.
  • Hartman Hips: Despite her age, she has very prominent hips.
  • Meganekko: Wears a pair of black-squared nerdy glasses in her default skin to emphasize her intelligence. She exchanges it for sunglasses in the Camo Outfit, and tosses it away completely in the Heart Outfit.
  • Nice Hat: Her iconic red beanie.
  • Ojou: In her personal life (the animated series), she is the heir to the family fortune.
  • The Perfectionist: Strives for perfection in everything she does, especially when it comes to break dancing and her precision skate tricks.
  • The Smart Guy: Her Her analytical mind makes her the brainie of the Surfers, a real source of pride.


A Hip-Hop dancer and the second of the token characters to be unlocked. Fresh is unlocked by finding 50 of his stereos. He has two outfits: the Funk outfit (costs 25 keys) and the sport outfit (costs 40 keys)

  • '80s Hair/'90s Hair: He wears a huge hi-top.
  • Beehive Hairdo: Fresh has a very high military-style haircut.
  • Cool Shades: In his Funk Outfit, he gains purple shades.
  • Expy: His name and appearance were inspired in Will Smith's character from Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Also, he does the "U Can't Touch This" dance in the "Me" Menu.
  • The Heart: He is said to be "the glue that holds the Surfers together".
  • Nerd Glasses: He wears thick glasses similar to Tricky.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: Wears tank-top all the time.


An aspiring Rock/Punk musician and the fourth character to be unlocked. Spike is unlocked by collecting 200 of his Guitars. He has two outfits, the Rock outfit (costs 25 keys) and Punk outfit (costs 40 keys).


A kid in an alien suit, the fifth and final Character to be unlocked by tokens.

Yutani is unlocked by collecting 500 of her UFOs. She has one outfit, the Gadget outfit (costs 250 UFOs).

  • Ambiguous Gender: Yutani's gender was originally ambiguous, though her lips and eyelashes made her look like a girl though. Averted as the web-cartoon depicts her as female and her official bio also confirms it.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: No one in their right mind would wear a tacky alien suit outside all the time, yet Yutani does. She also personally believes she may not be of this earth.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Wears different color socks in her Gadget outfit.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: She is the tech genius and the gang's Q.
  • Odango Hair: Underneath her alien costume, she wears her hair into buns as shown in her Gadget outfit.

Unlockable by coins


The first character to can purchased with coins. Lucy cost coins 7000 to unlocked. She has two outfits, The Goth Outfit (costs 15 keys) and the Steam outfit (costs 30 keys)

  • The Cutie: Like most of the other girls.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Her head is shaved from the other side, creating an edgy and imbalance look.
  • Multicolored Hair: Dyes her hair in a gradient of blue and pink.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a brown steampunk top hat adorned with a clock and a green ribbon in her Steam outfit.
  • Of Corsets Sexy: Retains the corset in any of her outfits.
  • Perky Goth: Comes off as this in general, especially in her alternate appropriate-named outfit The Goth that consists of black dress, heavy makeup, skull earring, spiked collar and Fingerless Gloves.
  • Steampunk: The aesthetic of her Steam outfit.


A robot and the second character that can be purchased by coins. Tagbot cost 12000 coins to unlock. Tagbot has two outfits, the Space Outfit (costs 15 keys), and the Toy Outfits (costs 30 keys).

  • Shout-Out: His Space outfits is a reference to R2-D2 from Star Wars, because of the blue stripes and robot designs. The name of the outfit is also probably a reference to the series itself as Star Wars is set in space.


A Ninja and the third character one that can be purchased. Ninja can be unlocked for 20000 coins.

He has two outfits: the Yang Outfit for 15 keys and the Flame outfit for 30 keys.


A cheerleader and the fourth character that can be purchased. She cost 30000 coins to unlock. Tasha has two outfits, the Cheer outfit (costs 15 keys) and the Gym outfit (costs 30 keys).

  • Genki Girl: She is a cheerleader after all.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Wears her hair like this in her Cheer outfit.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She is a very attractive blonde cheerleader who often wears outfits that reveal her belly, legs and cleavage perfectly.
  • She's Got Legs: Even when she wears leggings underneath it all, her shorts helps emphasize her legs.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: If Tasha didn’t wear leggings underneath them, it would be dangerous to jump around in those shorts.


A businessman in a mask and the fifth character that can be purchased.

Frank cost 40000 coins to be unlocked. He has two outfits, the Clown outfits (costs 15 keys) and the Tiger outfit (costs 30 keys).


The sixth playable playable to be purchased. It costs 80000 coins to unlock King. He has two outfits, the Count outfit (costs 15 keys) and the Royal outfit (which cost 30 keys).

  • Acrofatic: He is a little pudgy but can still jump around as much as the others.
  • Attention Whore: Implied by his gestures, he seems to like receiving attention.
  • Badass Cape: His Blanket evokes one.
  • Cool Crown/Nice Hat: His default paper crown becomes an actual crown in his Royal outfit.
  • Royal Brat: Can come off as this, due to his chubby appearance and attention-seeking gesture.


A Zombie and the seventh playable character to be purchased.

Zoe costs 120000 coins to be unlocked. She has two outfits: the Curly outfit (costs 15 keys) and the Biker Outfit (costs 30 keys).


A black young woman with a large afro who is the eight one to be purchased. Formerly named Frizzy, she is now Ella after the Marrakesh 2020 update.

Ella costs 150000 coins to unlock. She has two outfits, the Rasta outfit (costs 15 keys) and the Gold outfit (costs 30 keys).

  • Cool Shades: In her Rasta Outfit, she dons a pair of glasses with golden outlining.
  • Connected All Along: Fresh is her younger brother, according to her cameo in Subway Surfers: The Animated Series.
  • Funny Afro: Has a very prominent frizzy afro.
  • Odango Hair: Not one, not two, but three buns in her Gold Outfit.


A lifeguard and the ninth player that can be purchased. Brody cost 300000 coins to unlock. He has two outfits: The Posh outfit can be unlocked for 30 keys and the Chill outfit can be unlocked for 70 keys.

  • Cool Shades: In all outfits, though he doesn’t actually wear them in default skin.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: Due to his lifeguard job, it’s understandable for him to have tanned skin.
  • Mr. Fanservice: He is generally considered the most attractive male character in the game.

    Prince K

The tenth, final and most expensive character to unlock: 980000 coins. Prince K's outfits are also expensive, costing 100 keys (Jag Outfit) and 280 keys( Shine Outfit).

    Limited Characters 

Limited Characters

These characters are only available for a short amount of time before the next update. Thus without cheating, updates that return to a particular place or special offers, they become unobtainable. All of them cost 95,000 coins to unlock.


New York Special.


Rio Special.




Tokyo Special.





Moscow special.




Mumbai Special.


Seoul Special.





  • Cowboy: In his normal outfit.







Arabia Special.



Havana Special.


Washington D.C. Special.


San Francisco Special.


Singapore Special.


Marrakesh Special.


Amsterdam Special.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a wide-brimmed hat adorned with flowers in her Florist outfit.
  • Phoneaholic Teenager: Downplayed. Jolien is always seen holding her smartphone. All of her animations include interactions with her smartphone (taking several selfies in rapid succession and answering messages).


Madagascar Special.


Prague Special.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a tricorn with a big feather in his main outfit, and jester hat in his Joker outfit.


Kenya Special.


Berlin Special.

Non Playable Characters

    The Inspector

The guy who’s in charge of keeping the subway clean of graffiti. Naturally, he often chases the Surfers because they spray graffiti on the train cars.

Alternative Title(s): Subway Surfers The Animated Series


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