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

Cart Surfer was a Club Penguin minigame that could be played in the Mine. The main objective of this game is that a penguin should do various tricks and stunts to earn points, while riding a Mine Cart on a track. When the player finishes the game, they are brought to the Mine Shack.

This is one of the most popular games in Club Penguin, as it is a quick way to earn a lot of coins, by using the right and the best moves (see table below). In the Cart Surfer minigame in Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force, the player has 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.


  • There were a few times where a Black Puffle would briefly appear even if you didn't have one with you, along with your penguin turning the color yellow (it does not happen if your penguin is yellow, however). This glitch has not yet been 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 has since been fixed.
  • When grinding around corners, you can extend a grind for much longer than usual. If you keep grinding after the initial "tipping" animation begins playing, the cart will right itself again, allowing you to continue grinding. This only works on, or just after, corners, and requires careful timing, but allows you to get upwards of 90 points on a single grind. This makes for a very efficient method of earning coins.


Cart Surfer Menu

The Front Screen Before you play.


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

  • It was supposed to be released May 29, 2006, but it was delayed a week late due to bugs.
  • One of the loading screens for the game depicts a penguin Cart Surfing with his black puffle.
  • On July 20, 2007, new tricks were added.
  • If you wear the color Lime Green while playing Cart Surfer, your penguin will ride faster. The map icon for the game also has a Lime Green penguin on it.
  • The game is 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.

Coin Earning Tips

The most efficient way to get coins on Cart Surfer is to alternate the Back flip and Air Twist, Hand Stand or Run on Rails: a 100 scoring stunt and any of the 80 scoring ones. Rail Grind is the highest scoring stunt for the turns. It also helps to crash a few times near the end, which gives the player more time to do tricks. When you lose a life, you get the chance to get in about 2-3 moves in before the next turn so use your lives well and you can get an extra 540-840 points in Cart Surfer. Note that if a move is performed twice in a row, the score you would normally get for the trick is halved every time after the first trick.

An efficient player can earn approximately 450 coins a game. If a player has all the stamps for the game his/her coins will be doubled giving him/her 900 instead of the usual 450.


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 isn't counted for Trick Master stamp

* Surf Turn and Cart Grind vary in point value based upon how long the trick is performed, all points void if you crash.


Stamp Book photographs



Names in other languages

Language Name
PortugueseSurfe na Caçamba
FrenchSurf des Mines
SpanishCarrito surfero

See also


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