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10 Best places to Shield Surf in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom (TOTK)

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Although there are a lot of quick ways to travel in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, none are as fun as Shield Surfing. The sad part is that opportunities to actually shield surf are few and far between. To really enjoy this mechanic, players should probably pick out spots to shield surf beforehand. Here are the best places for you to go on a ride.

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10. The Old Akkala Lab

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In Tears of the Kingdom, the laboratory in Akkala actually got taken over by the Yiga Clan. That doesn't mean Link can't shield surf right outside, though. If players head to the top of that hill (coordinates 4485, 3113, 0233), they can get a good shield surf in before running out of steam at the bottom of the hill.

9. Mount Drena

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Normally, there isn't too much reason to pay Mount Drena a visit. It's off in the back of Hyrule (coordinates -0579, 2593, 0382) on top of the Forgotten Temple. Despite being a bit of a random location, Mount Drena is at a decent height, with a huge descending area that makes a great playground for shield surfers.

8. Mount Falora

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It's not too often that an area south of The Great Plateau gets notice. Mount Falora (coordinates -1016, -2628, 0199), however, is almost tailor-made for shield surfers; it's very tall, has reasonable turns, and not too many other obstacles to deal with. The one issue players might face is a small number of enemies to clear out before shield surfing.

7. Mount Rhoam

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Named after Zelda's Dad, Mount Rhoam makes for a good shield-surfing experience. Located by Lindor's Brow Skyview Tower (coordinates -2693, 0776, 0309), the path in front of Mount Rhoam wraps around Ludlo's Bog very nicely. There also aren't too many enemies in this area, so Link can surf free from harm.

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6. Mount Hylia

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Players may remember this area from the Cryonis Shrine in Breath of the Wild. Mount Hylia rests on top of the Great Plateau (coordinates -1254, -2214, 0264). There are plenty of twists and turns down the slope of Mount Hylia, so it isn't really a smooth ride all the way down. But, Mount Hylia is very tall, so it makes for a good shield surf nevertheless.

5. Hateno Laboratory Ruins

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Sadly, there isn't much to do in this area anymore now that Pyrah and company left. The Hateno Laboratory Ruins are right next to a long pathway (coordinates 3681, -2140, 0198) that leads toward the ocean. Shield surfing from top to bottom without bumping into something can be very challenging, but also ridiculously fun.

4. Satori Mountain

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Getting to the top of Satori Mountain (coordinates -2251,-0337, 0343) is a big moment for players. They may catch sight of the Lord of the Mountain, as well as the beautiful cherry blossom tree that lives there. It also makes a great place to shield surf down, as the mountain is reasonably high with tough but manageable turns.

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3. Cape Cales

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This corner of the map is home to the most calming shield surfing area in the game. Located about Lurelin Village (coordinates 3633, -3308, 0241), Cape Cales is just one huge slope of grass. There is an enemy camp at the foot of the hill, but other than that, Link won't find any other enemies. Players can also get a good view of Eventide Island before they surf, too.

2. Hebra Mountains

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Honestly, this entire region is great for shield surfing. There is one particular area, though, at coordinates -3114, 3190, 0542, that stands out among the others. It's a long way down, but that just means more time to look at the beautiful snowy scenery.

1. Death Mountain

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Players might remember shield surfing down Death Mountain in the DLC for Breath of the Wild. It's just as fun to do in Tears of the Kingdom. In fact, it's much easier to get to the top of Death Mountain by going to the Sitsum Shrine, which sits right below the mouth of the volcano. Once on top, players should head to coordinates 2652, 2632, 0855 and enjoy shield surfing right into the grasslands of Akkala.

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