Breath of the Wild: How to Shield Surf

Breath of the Wild: How to Shield Surf

Here's our guide on Zelda Breath of the Wild shield surfing, and how to surf with your shield in Hyrule.

You can actually shield surf in Zelda Breath of the Wild, and you can pull off this trick with any shield in the game. In this guide to Zelda Breath of the Wild shield surfing, we'll be walking you through how to shield surf in Breath of the Wild with ease.

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How to Shield Surf in Breath of the Wild

All Link needs in order to shield surf is a shield, and ideally a nice slope. Press ZL to raise your shield, then tap the X button to jump and then hit the A button to make Link jump into the shield. Assuming there is enough of a slope Link will start to slide down. This is best done at the top of a snowy mountain.

How to Do Shield Surf Tricks

You might think that Link being able to surf down mountains on a shield is pretty cool, but wait until you get him performing tricks. To do this follow the steps above to get Link onto the shield, then press X along with a direction on the left stick. Link will also perform a spin if you press Y.

Shield surfing is great fun, but it can be dangerous. As is the case during combat, after a period of use the shield Link is surfing on will break. If you happen to be traveling at high speed down a mountain, Link will tumble at get injured. You've been warned. It's also best to use the weak shields you pick up rather than any high rated gear you're carrying.

If you don't yet have the knowledge, take a look at our guide on how to kill Guardians. It'll come in very handy. We've also got tips on how to cook, how to respec your health and stamina, and how to get rupees as quickly as possible.

So, that's shield surfing. Have fun, and let us know if you find any particularly great spots to cruise down.

There's a whole bunch more Breath of the Wild articles to read right here on USG. There's Nadia's article on Ganon's new form. Also this piece on how younger BOTW developers have been inspired by Red Dead Redemption 2.

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Tom started life on a circus in Australia before his family moved to the UK. His love of gaming started soon after, which essentially meant he bought every video game magazine available and worked numerous part-time jobs as a child in order to afford costly N64 games. He created UK site VideoGamer.com, of which he was the Editor for over a decade. He now doesn't like circuses.

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