Blooper Surfing Safari

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Blooper Surfing Safari
Blooper Surfing Safari.png
Location Ricco Harbor
Mission # 2
Game Super Mario Sunshine
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Blooper Surfing Safari, or Blooper Surfin' Safari[1], is the second episode of Ricco Harbor in Super Mario Sunshine. The episode's objective is to use Blooper Racers to complete a racecourse.


During this mission, a pier will be placed to the right of the player's starting position, which contains the Pianta Big Daddy and his Blooper Racers. The player needs to use a Blooper Racer to enter a cave underneath the plaza (where Gooper Blooper was fought in the last episode), as the cave entrance is surrounded by oil, making entering the cave difficult. Once the player enters the cave, they will be brought to a racecourse.

Once the player lands in the racecourse, the Pianta there will challenge the player to race a lap of the racecourse in under forty-five seconds. The path of the race is a large road filled with water, so the player needs to use one of the Blooper Racers to complete the challenge. However, the course has many obstacles on it and crashing into one or the surrounding walls will make the player lose a life and have to start over. Obstacles include stationary and moving blocks, spikes, and spinning walls. If the player makes it to the goal in under forty-five seconds, they will be rewarded with a Shine Sprite.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese GO!GO!イカサーフィン
Gō! Gō! Ika Sāfin
Go! Go! Squid Surfin'
French (NOE) La surf attitude The Surf Attitude
German Blooper-Surf-Safari Blooper Surf Safari
Italian Surf a safari sui calamari Surf-safari on squids
Spanish (NOE) ¡Calamarsurfeando! Squid Surfing!


The skybox in the Blooper surfing area.
  • The title is a reference to The Beach Boys song "Surfin' Safari."
  • When in the Blooper surfing area, if the player stands next to a wall with Mario's back facing it and activates the first-person view, the skybox for the area can be seen, which is the same background used in certain secret levels such as The Hillside Cave Secret or the Dune Bud Sand Castle Secret. The music in the area is also the same as the one used in the said secret levels.


  1. ^ Loe, Casey. Super Mario Sunshine Perfect Guide. Page 45.