Surf's Up is similar to Demolition Drain-Pipe in that it is another level where Dixie Kong and Kiddy Kong ride in a high-speed toboggan through a pipeline. Many green Buzzes are encountered along the way, and the toboggan can jump off them to gain a height boost. In parts of the level, there are railings attached to the ceiling that the toboggan can cling on, allowing the Kongs to avoid obstacles and enemies below them.
Shortly after passing the Star Barrel, the Kongs land into a Blast Barrel which ejects them from the toboggan. The Kongs have to go through the rest of the level on foot. The walking segment still has many Buzzes but also Krumples, Krimps, and both red and yellow Knik-Knaks. Some Kocos appear in the first Bonus Level. After reaching the midpoint, the Kongs can throw a Steel Barrel at the wall and ride it all the way to the Level Flag.
At the beginning of the level, the Kongs jump into a small gap and land in a lower area. There, they must pass a Krumple and walk up to a toboggan. Getting in the vehicle, they automatically begin to move. As they travel on the toboggan, they find themselves jumping over and sliding under many green Buzzes. Soon, the monkeys find a wall of two red Buzzes in their path, so they need to make the toboggan grab onto the above railing to dodge them. A green Buzz is just beyond the railing, so they have to get off of the bar as soon as possible. Continuing through the level, the Kongs ride inside of the curvy pipeline, avoiding countless numbers of Buzzes. Sometimes, they need to use the metal bars at the top of certain areas to pass gaps and Buzzes. In the European and Japanese versions, Dixie Kong and Kiddy Kong run into a Star Barrel (which does not appear in the North American version).
About halfway into the level, the apes find themselves dodging more green Buzzes and crossing more gaps. Soon, they find another wall of red Buzzes in their way, so a railing is required to use to dodge the wasps. After the heroes ride through the rest of the area in the toboggan, jumping over several road block obstacles, they see an Auto Fire Barrel in the distance. Before crashing into the wall, they must get into the barrel and shoot through a short chain of barrels. They barrels fire them to the letter N, and then to the ground, free from the toboggan. Heading on foot, they pass a few strong Krumples and encounter a swarm of three Buzzes, each moving in a circular pattern. They must carefully dodge the foes and pass a few more Krumples to meet some green Buzzes flying up and down in the pipeline. When they move upwards, the monkeys need to dash under them to avoid the enemies. After dodging another swarm of green Buzzes, the monkeys find a few Krimps to avoid, as well as a Blast Barrel. The barrel shoots them upwards. While airborne, the player needs to guide the Kongs onto a nearby ledge to progress. Traveling to the east, the apes cross a small gap and find a flagpole. Raising its flag ends the level.
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