"Surf's Up!"
—Wave Rider's official catchphrase.
Wave Rider












Skylanders: Creatures

English Voice Actor:


Wave Rider is a core Skylander surfer of the Water element released alongside Skylanders: Creatures.



Living on the sunny beaches of Skylands, Wave Rider got his name because every single day, he would devote some time to his favorite past time, surfing. He's won several competitions, and has become a living legend on the beaches, especially to the ladies. During one competition, he has done what most surfers only dream of, and caught the perfect wave. He discovered that the wave had merged with his board, allowing him to surf all over Skylands. He can now be seen riding his own waves as a member of the Skylanders.



  • Power: 30
  • Defense: 52
  • Speed: 115
  • Luck: 96


Basic Abilities
These abilities are available from the start of the game.
Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
Pirate's Shore

Sand Volleyball Ride the Wave I Love to Surf!

Primary Ability
Press (Attack 1) to form a volleyball out of sand and lob it at nearby enemies.

Secondary Ability
Hold (Attack 2) to make the wave beneath your board larger and knock back all enemies you hit with it.

Price: 4000
All attacks deal even more damage while on water. Surf's up!

Basic Upgrades
Skylanders can buy new abilities from Persephone/Power Pods.

Waxed Board Spiked Sand Ball Bigger Waves Splashdown!

Price: 500
A new coat of wax on your surfboard increases your speed.

Price: 700
Sand volleyball deals increased damage.

Price: 900
Surfing deals increased damage, and now lasts longer while holding (2).

Price: 1200
Press (Attack 3) to knock back enemies around you with strong water currents.

Ultimate Surfer
Keep improving your surfing abilities and catch some gnarly waves!

Splash Attack! Hanging Ten The Perfect Wave

Price: 1700
Splashdown knocks enemies back further and reaches a larger range.

Price: 2200
Enemies hit by the wave are dealt even more damage.

Price: 3000
The wave will now last as long as (Attack 2) is held.

Sand Champ
Further develop the sand ball to make enemies never look at sand the same way again!

Sand Castle Defense Sand Castle Armory Sandy Split

Price: 1700
A sand castle will form where the sand ball lands and shoot at nearby enemies.

Price: 2200
Shots from the sand castles deal increased damage.

Price: 3000
Sand ball will now split into three sand balls before landing on the ground.


  • "Surf's Up!" (catchphrase)
  • "Surf and turf!" (opening elemental gate)
  • "You couldn't even handle a ripple!" (defeating enemy wave/victory in PvP battle)
  • "Sweet dough!" (collecting gold)


  • Crook Crusher: Defeat 1000 enemies.
  • Eat You're Vegetables: Eat 50 vegetables in story levels and arenas.
  • Near Flawless: Win a non-story level with full health.
  • Battle Champ: Win 10 PvP battles.
  • All the Way: Reach level 25 and purchase all upgrades.
  • Olympic Swimmer: Swim a total of 300 miles.
  • Extinguisher: Defeat the Flame Rider in Fiery Showdown without switching Skylanders.
  • Wipe Out!: Defeat 50 enemies using your Ride the Wave ability.


  • According to AdamGregory03, he is the same species as Boom Jet.