Hoverboards are a special type of item in Subway Surfers. They can be obtained from Mystery Boxes, Super Mystery Boxes, or can be bought in the shop for 200 coins. To activate them, the player must double tap the screen during their run. Once this has been done, the character will equip their selected board, and use it to surf for a certain amount of time beore it disappears. Alternatively, if the player should crash into an obstacle while riding a hoverboard, the hoverboard and all obstacles within a close proximity will be destroyed, although the player's character will remain unharmed. As of version 1.5.0, the player can choose between a variety of boards to surf on, some of which having special abilities, like the Lowrider or Bouncer, although these boards are considerably more expensive than regular ones.