Surf's Way Up

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This article is about the minigame from Mario Party 8. For the level from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! for the Game Boy Advance, see Surf's Up.
Surf's Way Up
Surf'sWayUp 8.png
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type Duel minigame
Music It's on Now

Surf's Way Up is a Duel minigame in Mario Party 8. It also appears in Test for the Best. Its name is a pun on the phrase "surf's up."


The two players find themselves standing on jetboards, hovering over a short road-like expanse. When they reach the end of the expanse, the players are surfing openly through outer space. In the background, Earth can be seen.


The goal is to go through colored circular point goals with different point values, and whoever has more points at the end wins. However, the player must watch out for the Bowser goals with his emblem shown on them, or else their score will instantly drop to zero.


The winning player will perform their victory pose, and launch far ahead of the losing player on their jetboard and out of sight as the losing player sulks on their jetboard behind them. If both players have the same number of points, both players perform their losing poses and the jetboards will not speed ahead.


  • Wii Remote
    • Move
  • Buttons
    • A Button / B Button – Boost

Test for the Best[edit]

This minigame appears in Test for the Best. The player plays alone in this minigame, and their objective is to go through as many circular point goals as possible, avoiding the Bowser goals, to earn as many points as possible.

The scores required to earn a certain point total are as follows:

Grade Points earned Required in minigame
A+ 1,000 800 points
A 900 680 points
B 800 560 points
C 700 440 points
D 600 320 points

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Steer your space sled through the point goals to rack up the highest score."
  • Hint"Avoid the Bowser goals. If you pass through one, your score will drop to zero!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゲットだ!ポイントボール
Getto da! Pointo bōru
Get them! Point balls
Spanish Carrera espacial Space race
French Surfeur Spatial Space Surfer
German Surfen im Weltall Surfing in Outer Space
Italian Surf Siderale Stellar Surf