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Skateboards, surfboards, snowboards, Hover Boards, etc.

See also Sky Surfing and Implausible Boarding Skills. Shield Surf is a Sub-Trope.


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    Anime and Manga 
  • Rakan from Mahou Sensei Negima! has been known to surf on a sword at excesses of mach 5.
  • Soul Eater: Death the Kid has one that can become a Hover Board.
  • Yata Misaki from K fights on his skateboard, and uses it as a shield on more than one occasion when fighting enemies with swords. He uses his powers to propel it.
  • Conan Edogawa has a skateboard. Motorized, solar-powered, fast enough to outrun many a motorbike.

    Comic Books 
  • When Robin was at Boarding School and lost access to the Redbird, he designed a high tech skateboard called the Redboard. He'd had a plain green skateboard since his earliest appearances but the Redboard was specifically built to be used in combat as Robin while still being able to be stored inconspicuously at school.
  • Silver Surfer should be the Trope Codifier, even if his origin looks like a cosmic god's joke.
  • Night Thrasher of New Warriors was a Fad Super with a high-tech skateboard. The skateboard was gradually phased out and replaced with a Cool Bike, leaving him with a name that made little sense.
  • Rocket Racer, a Spider-Man villain turned hero, has a high-tech skateboard that allows him to ride on the side of buildings.


    Live-Action TV 
  • Doctor Who: In "Boom Town", Margaret/Blon the Slitheen decides the fastest way to get off Earth is to blow up the planet and ride the shockwave on a "pan-dimensional surfboard" (or "tribophysical waveform macrokinetic extrapolator"). The Doctor takes the board and integrates it into the TARDIS as a force-field generator.


    Video Games 
  • Ernie Eaglebeak uses a magical surfboard to travel between islands in The Spellcasting Series.
  • Subverted in Final Fantasy VIII; Zell tries to take a hoverboard on the Seed mission, but the Garden administrator confiscates the board and it's never seen again.
  • In BlazBlue, Jin Kisaragi can create an ice sword surfboard.
  • Ventus's Keyblade Glider in Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep.
  • Funky Kong flies on his surfboard. Also, he uses it as a baseball bat.
  • Beat from The World Ends with You.
  • Rune Factory Oceans: When wielding a two-handed sword, a certain aerial attack allows Azel to surf on the sword for a limited time.
  • Sengoku Basara's Chosokabe Motochika uses his rocket-powered anchor to surf on dry land.
    • From the opening movie of Devil Kings, Takeda Shingen rides a huge log, while his apprentice Sanada Yukimura uses his own twin spears.
  • Dante in Devil May Cry 3 uses...the mooks. Also Nero, in a cutscene.
  • In Mega Man X, X uses the charged Shotgun Ice. Later, Mega Man ZX's Model L.
  • The hoverboards in Subway Surfers. Most are shaped like standard skate-or-surrfboards, but timed-specials like Sidney's Ray board or Venice's Gondola definitely qualify. As well as the expensive special boards with built-in boosts (like the Teleporter [fast lane change] and the Lowrider [permanent ducking]).
  • In The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction, Hulk can smash a bus flat and use it as a skateboard, shield, or Frisbee. It's a great way to get around. Anything smaller than a tank gets sent flying if he runs into it while skating, too.
  • Switch and his skateboard. It's so cool he can even skate up walls and along the ceiling.

  • Seiyuu CRUSH!: Shota is never seen without one of his skateboards, and even has built-in ramps and rails in his house. Plus the board doubles as a booster seat when he's driving.

    Western Animation 
  • The Simpsons: Bart's signature skateboard.
  • The Amazing Spiez!: in episode "Operation Spy-Sitter", one of the Spiez' gadgets is a jet-powered 4 person surfboard.
  • Lee Ping of Detentionaire is pretty handy with a skateboard, and has often used one to get out of sticky situations. In fact, the very first episode of the show opens with Lee being chased by the Cleaners on a skateboard, before going back to show us how he got into the situation.
  • ThunderCats (1985): The flying Space Boards used by Wilykat and Wilykit. First seen in "The Time Capsule".