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Boards.png × 1Seashell.png × 2 (Walani Portrait.png)
Icon Nautical.png
Always available
Sailing Speed: 6.5
Grants 1 Sanity and large speed boost for riding Waves
Stacks up to
Does not stack
"surfboard_item" (item)
My love for you is deeper than the ocean.


The Surfboard is a Boat item in the Shipwrecked DLC, and is exclusive to Walani. Walani starts the game with it in her inventory, and is the only character able to craft it.

It can be crafted with 1 Board and 2 Seashells from the Nautical Tab. While the Surfboard does not require prototyping, Boards do require a Science Machine to prototype. However, Boards can also be obtained by Hammering Crates, allowing more Surfboards to be crafted before building a Science Machine.

It has the highest base movement speed of all Boats at 6.5, but also has the lowest durability at 100. It restores 1 SanityMeter.png sanity to Walani for every Wave that she rides correctly, and gives a ×5 (Small Waves) or ×7 (Big Waves) speed boost from riding them compared to most other Boats (excluding the Encrusted Boat). It will also suffer a ×1.5 Wetness penalty and grant no speed boost when hitting Waves incorrectly.

The Surfboard does not require paddling, so Walani can hold tools (including Torches and Bottle Lanterns) while surfing. Surfboards can be retrieved from both land and sea and placed into the inventory, thus making it possible to pick up and re-deploy the Surfboard after placing it.

While moving, the Surfboard loses durability at a rate of 1 per 9.6 seconds, lasting a total of 2 days. If hammered down with a Hammer, none of the crafting ingredients will be returned.

Prototype.png Tips

  • Riding Waves correctly can give a large boost in speed and sanity over time, making Walani much faster when she moves with the current.
  • Because it is the only craft capable of riding Big Waves, the Surfboard is often the fastest vessel for Walani during Hurricane Season.
  • Purple Grouper and Tropical Bouillabaisse's effects cause Walani to gain the speed boost and sanity even from hitting Waves incorrectly, as well as negating the Wetness penalty for doing so.
  • Pierrot Fish and Tropical Bouillabaisse can be used to dry off quickly if the player is suffering from high Wetness due to hitting Waves incorrectly, even during an ongoing rain.

Mosquito.png Bugs

  • Using the console to spawn a surfboard for other characters may cause a crash.
  • Dropping the Surfboard, or crafting it with a full inventory, near the edges of land in a Shipwrecked world can cause it to fall in the water and sink.

Blueprint.png Gallery