Platform(s)Microsoft Edge
Genre(s)Casual, sports
In the skiing theme, the player is chased by the Abominable Snowman from SkiFree.

Surf is a browser game developed by Microsoft that is shipped with the Microsoft Edge web browser. In the game, the player must control a surfer as they move across a body of water while also collecting power-ups and evading obstacles and a kraken. The game features three game modes (classic, time trial, and slalom), has character customization, and supports keyboard, mouse, touch and gamepad controls.[1]

Like Google Chrome's Dinosaur Game, Surf is accessible from the browser's offline error page and can also be accessed by entering edge://surf into the Edge address bar.[2] Its gameplay has been frequently compared to the 1991 video game SkiFree.[3][4] Microsoft also hosts a version of the game with limited features that is playable from any modern web browser.[5] The game is also included with the Android and iOS versions of Edge.[6][7] Users can also play the game while waiting for Windows 11 setup to finish.

In 2021, the game was updated with seasonal theming that changed the surfer to a skier on a snowy mountain as an homage to SkiFree.[8] The kraken normally in the game was also replaced by the Abominable Snowman (Yeti), also from SkiFree.[9]

See also


  1. ^ Warren, Tom (26 February 2020). "Microsoft is adding a secret SkiFree-like surfing game into its Edge browser". The Verge. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Microsoft's surf game gets some handy new features on Edge Canary". Windows Central. 10 June 2021. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Microsoft Edge has a cute game to play when you're offline". Engadget. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  4. ^ Warren, Tom (26 May 2020). "You can now play Microsoft's new surf game inside the Edge browser". The Verge. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  5. ^ "Microsoft's surf game from Edge is now available on the web". Windows Central. 15 April 2021. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  6. ^ "Edge Canary for Android now supports the browser's surf game". Windows Central. 2 September 2021. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  7. ^ Buria, Taras (3 December 2021). "Microsoft has finally brought the Surf game to iOS". Winaero.
  8. ^ "Microsoft Edge surf game swaps waves for a wintery wonderland". Windows Central. 30 November 2021. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  9. ^ Allan, Darren (25 November 2021). "Microsoft Edge resurrects this classic Windows game when your internet dies". TechRadar. Retrieved 2 March 2022.