How to surf in CS:GO [Best Maps & Servers]

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How to surf in CS:GO [Best Maps & Servers]

Surfing is an art of sliding down and up a ramp on a so-called surfing community map. It helps to increase your reaction time in general and not just in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. It can be quite a fussy thing to do and require precise movements for the most complex CSGO surf maps. Most surf maps are quite chilled and casual, which is great if you don't feel like climbing the ranked ladder right now.

But without further ado, let’s dive into how you can even perform surfing!

How to Surf in CSGO [Surfing Guide]

To surf in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, you need to subscribe to one of the Workshop Maps which is completely free. This is the only way you can find surf maps other than entering the Community Server. 

Once you're on one of the maps, all you need to do is walk onto the ramp to start. The aim is to “surf” by moving the left side and right side, up and down to stay steady on the ramp and to ride it to completion.

CSGO Surf How to Tutorial

Pressing forwards on these ramps will usually kill you by making you slide off it to your death and forcing you to start over. The same goes for pressing to go backward as well! For surfing, the only buttons needed are A and D keys. Here is how to surf in CSGO:

  1. Load up a Surfing map or server, preferably with your knife
  2. Walk onto the ramp
  3. It automatically moves you forwards
  4. Move left or right depending on what side of the ramp you are on
  5. Don't press forwards or backwards

Best Surfing Maps

Surf maps often have a Tier assigned to them which shows their skills. Not all of them do and those that don't are usually for more experienced surfers. Most players play surf maps that are easy to access and regularly updated by their creator or the team that made it. This means the best surfing maps will always have more active players on them while you search for a game. 

Moreover, we are updating this article pretty often, so you can be sure that we don’t include any offline maps here.


This CSGO surf map was sponsored by Fnatic to be a tier 2 difficulty. This means that while this one is orientated towards beginners, more experienced Surfers will enjoy this server as well, which means this can keep new surfers busy for quite some time.

CS GO Steam Workshop Map Surf Summer

surf_summer surf map is themed on what people classically “want out of the perfect summer” including the beach, a skate park, water park, and more. It’s much different from other surf maps, but that’s why players love it.

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surf_greartriver_2015 is a surf map designed to have a futuristic style set in the middle of a vast ocean. It’s probably the most fun map out of all we have listed here.

CS GO Steam Workshop Map Surf greatriver 2015

Greatriver 2015 is primarily a Classic Deathmatch server and is a recreated version of surf_greatdiver by Black. This map, however, was made by JorisCeoen Gaming Reviews who gave the map an aesthetic overhaul as well. Some other changes were made to the map were also made to improve the balance of skills.

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Surf 4fun gets regular updates and while this surf map has 2016 in the name, this is only the year it was first made. This surf map has received a 2020 update to make changes to the balance, fix old bugs and to adjust the music volume due to the complaints they received. Creator Vedeshka listens to those who play the surf maps and are willing to help with updating his map.

CS GO Steam Workshop Map Surf 4 fun

It’s one of the surf maps set in the sky above a large mountain range with a beautiful otherworldly sky with a ringed planet. Bots cannot be spawned on this map as it automatically kicks them from the game and dying will put you into the Jail. To rest the level, you run the command “reset_expo” in your Developer Console.

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How to join CSGO Servers

To play on a CS:GO surf server using the Community Server Browser search bar, you'll want to do the following:

  1. Launch CS:GO
  2. Click on “Play”
  3. In the top-left dropdown menu, select the "Community Server Browser" option
  4. Type in “Surf” in the search bar
  5. Locate the one you want to join then click Connect
  6. Clicking the “Players” tab at the top will also put the most populated surfing servers first
Community Browser CS GO How to

Surf servers usually race-focused, which adds a different level to Surfing and Deathmatches in CS GO. It is advised that you start playing on solo surf maps until you kinda understand how to stay on the ramps at least. To connect to a CS:GO Surf Server using an IP Address instead of the Community Server Browser, you will need to do the following:

  1. Launch CS:GO
  2. Open the console
  3. Type "connect" and then insert any given IP Address. Confirm by pressing “Enter”.
Connect to a CSGO Server with IP How to

And you’re good! The game will automatically load you into the map.

Popular CS GO Surf Servers

Here are the best CS:GO surf servers that also support popular Workshop Maps:


Yeah, so many CS Surfing maps. If you want to practice surfing on a daily basis, we consider switching between them instead of sticking to just one server.

Surfing is not something that was intended for Counter Strike, it doesn’t have an official game mode, and you can’t do it in regular matches. It can be fun, but it is an advanced technique for advanced players (similar to bunny hopping). However, practice will boost your surfing skins and therefore surely make you one of them!