True Surf is a new game for the iOS and Android where you can surf real locations, using real life surfing conditions. Your goal is to get the best scores possible, surf in all sorts of different locations, and build up your arsenal of boards, while collecting clams so that you can buy new boards. Read on for some tips and tricks for True Surf!
At the beginning, you will have only one surf spot that you can go to. Go here and practice, and earn experience points in the process. Surfing for a long amount of time contributes to a high score, but doing airs will increase your experience points rapidly. Airs are various tricks that you can do while surfing, and the more tricks that you pull off, the more experience points (or Shaka) you earn.
The easiest way to do airs and still maintain your run is to wait until the break begins to form (white bubbles appear in the wave). The wave will begin to wall up, so ride to the top of the wave, but maintain a horizontal line rather than going vertical. Aim back downward once you go in the air to stay on the wave. Also, riding at the very top of the wave will earn you Shaka as well.
Another move for some quick Shaka is to try to do a 360. Even if you don’t complete it, you’ll get credited with a 90, 180, 270, or whatever the most degrees is that you turn. Doing this at the end of a long run can also add to your score from the judges. Judges’ scores mostly depend on the length and smoothness of your run, but tricks can be the perfect cap-off to a great run.
Gaining levels is important for all kinds of things, but mostly for the travel feature, which unlocks once you hit level four. Additionally, each time that you gain a level, you earn bonuses such as clams, and you can unlock new boards to add to your quiver. Don’t see the board you like? Then just grind until you gain a level, then go and see what becomes available after that.
Boards are divided into five types: funboards, longboards, shortboards, fish, and guns. The types of boards differ in stats (speed, carve, agility, and volume), and your preferred board depends on your surfing style. Longboards have far more speed and volume, for example, while shortboards have more carve and agility, and funboards are a happy medium in between the two.