Cart Surfer
Curt Surfer logo
Players 1
Controls Arrow Keys and Spacebar
Minigame location Mine
Date released June 6, 2006[1]
Date closed March 30, 2017

Cart Surfer was a Club Penguin minigame that could be played in the Mine. The main objective of the game was the performance of various tricks and stunts to earn points (similar to Catchin' Waves) while riding a Mine Cart on a track. When players finished the game, they were brought to the Mine Shack.

This was one of the most popular games in Club Penguin, as it was a quick way to earn a great amount of coins, by using the right and best moves (see table below). In the Cart Surfer minigame in Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force, the player had to jump over rocks and duck to avoid obstacles.



Name Description
Great Balance stampRecover from a wobble.


Name Description
Cart Pro StampEarn 150 coins in one game.
Mine Marvel stampPerform 10 tricks in the cart.
Mine Mission stampPerform 10 tricks out of the cart.
Trick Master stampPerform 14 different tricks.
Puffle Power stampRecover from a wobble with a puffle.


Name Description
Cart Expert stampEarn 250 coins in one game.
Mine Grind stampGrind around 8 corners.
Surf's Up stampSurf around 8 corners.
Flip Mania stampFlip 20 times in a row without crashing.
Ultimate Duo stampPerform 20 tricks with your puffle.


Name Description
Cart Master stampEarn 350 coins in one game.


The most efficient way to get coins on Cart Surfer was to alternate the Back Flip and Air Twist, Handstand or Run on Rails: a 100 scoring stunt and any of the 80 scoring ones. Rail Grind was the highest scoring stunt for the turns. It also helped to crash a few times near the end, which gave the player more time to do tricks. When you lost a life, you got the chance to perform about 2–3 moves before the next turn so you had to use your lives wisely and you could get an extra 540–840 points. Note that if a move was performed twice in a row, the score you would normally get for the trick was halved every time after the first trick.

An efficient player could earn approximately 450 coins per game. If a player had all the stamps for the game, their coins would be doubled, giving them 900 coins.


Name Method Points
Jump* space 0
Surf Jump space 20
Turn or 10
Surf Turn or **
Cart Grind or **
Spin space or space 80
Leap space 50
Cart Slam space 30
Flip space 100
Handstand 80
Run on Tracks 80

* Jump was not counted for the Trick Master stamp.

** Surf Turn and Cart Grind varied in point value based upon how long the trick was performed, all points void if you crashed.


Cart Surfer Menu

The menu


An email from Club Penguin confirming it was originally called cave runner

  • It was supposed to be released on May 29, 2006, but it was delayed a week late due to bugs.[2]
  • One of the loading screens for the game depicted a penguin cart surfing with his black puffle.
  • On July 20, 2007, new tricks were added.
  • The game was featured on the CART SURFER (ID 1) Card-Jitsu card, as well as the Cart Surfer (ID 354) Card-Jitsu Power Card.
  • The prototype version of it was called Cave Runner.


  • Sometimes a Black Puffle would briefly appear even if you did not have one with you, along with your penguin turning to yellow (however, it did not happen if your penguin was yellow). This glitch was never fixed.
  • At one time, you were able to earn more than the maximum amount of stamps available on Cart Surfer, presumably due to a removed stamp. When you completed a game, it would display as "13/12" stamps. This glitch was never fixed.
  • When grinding around corners, you could extend a grind for much longer than usual. If you kept grinding after the initial "tipping" animation began playing, the cart would right itself again, allowing you to continue grinding. This only worked on or just after corners, and required careful timing, but allowed you to get upwards of 90 points on a single grind. This was a very efficient method of earning coins.


Stamp Book photographs



Names in other languages

Language Name
PortugueseSurfe na Caçamba
FrenchSurf des Mines
SpanishCarrito surfero

See also



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