The Surf Star appears exclusively in Stage 3 of Dedede Resort. After exiting a Dedede game hut, the Kirbys find it floating in the water. They mount it and surf onto the open sea. While riding it, the player can make the star jump into the air by flicking the stylus upwards. Performing this trick at the peak of a ramp causes the star to fly high into the air and remain at that altitude for a few seconds.
The surfing area is home to many Gordos and Big Gordos. If the Surf Star collides with one, a Kirby is instantly KO'd and lost to the ocean.
When star-surfing, use the jumps to soar high in the air. There's all sorts of good stuff up there.”