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 (Endless, Time trial, and Zigzag), has character customization, and supports keyboard, mouse, touch and gamepad controls.[1]

Players can also zoom out using the browser settings to cheat in the game.

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. 26 May 2020. 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.