The BF Surfer is a Vans vehicle featured in Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online.

This vehicle also appears in GTA San Andreas.

How to get the Surfer in GTA 5 Story Mode:

In GTA V Story Mode, the Surfer can only be found and stolen (see the spawn locations in the "Appearances" section below). It is not available for purchase.

How to get the Surfer in GTA Online:

The Surfer can be simply found and stolen on the street (see the spawn locations in the "Appearances" section below), or it can be purchased for a price of $11,000.

The Surfer can be stored in any of your Properties/Garages as a Personal Vehicle. It can be customized at Los Santos Customs. You can also modify it in a Vehicle Workshop inside one of your owned properties.

Once acquired, you can request the delivery of the Surfer from the Mechanic.

BF Surfer in Real Life:

The design of the BF Surfer is based on a real life Volkswagen Type 2.

BF Surfer Top Speed:

The actual top speed of the Surfer in GTA V is 67.25 mph (108.23 km/h) when it's fully upgraded, as it's been accurately tested in-game by Broughy1322.

Can you sell the Surfer in GTA Online?

Yes, it's possible to sell the Surfer. If you purchased the vehicle, you can sell it for a resale price of $6,600 (60% of the original purchase), plus 50% of the value of your upgrades. Otherwise, if you stole the Surfer from the street, you can sell it for $1,100.

There is also a pre-modified NPC variant of the Surfer that can be stolen and sold for a much higher resale value of $4,525.

Surfer: GTA V Vehicle Info

Vehicle Class Vans
Manufacturer Manufacturer: BFBF
Vehicle Features Has Variants
Acquisition Can be stolen / foundSouthern S.A. Super Autos
GTA Online Price $11,000
Storage Location Garage (Personal Vehicle)
Delivery Method Mechanic
Modifications Los Santos Customs
Variant / Liveries
  • Surfer: Standard Version
    Variant Standard Version
  • Surfer: Beater Variant
    Variant Beater Variant Rusty - cannot be acquired
Variant / Conversion
Surfer Custom

Surfer Custom

Sell Can be sold if stolen or purchased
Sell Price (Resale) $6,600 ($72,400 when fully upgraded)
Sell Price (Pre-Modified) $4,525
Sell Price (Stolen) $1,100
Race Availability Can be used in Races
Top Speed - Game Files 62.14 mph (100.00 km/h)
Based on (Real Life) Volkswagen Type 2

Seats 2
Mass / Weight 2,500 KG
Drive Train RWD
Gears 4

Surfer: GTA V Performance

Top Speed - Real 67.25 mph (108.23 km/h)
Lap Time 1:49.522
Bulletproof No
Explosive Resistance

Amount of explosives required to destroy the Surfer, with 100% armor, and occupied by a player:

Explosive Weapon Amount
Homing Launcher / Oppressor Missiles / Jet Missiles 1
RPG / Grenades / Sticky Bomb / MOC Cannon 1
Explosive Rounds (Heavy Sniper Mk II) 2
Tank Cannon (Rhino / APC) 1
Anti-Aircraft Trailer Dual 20mm Flak 1

Surfer: GTA V Statistics

Overall 33.91

Note: The above statistics are coming from the Rockstar official website.

Surfer Description:

If you're looking to bang freshmen, haul surfboards, or run weed across the border, this is the camper for you. Membership to an elite group of dropouts, degenerates and dudes stuck in the past is only a few thousand bucks away.

Surfer: GTA V Appearances

Release Date September 17, 2013
DLC / Title Update 1.01 Game Launch
Game Edition Game Edition: GTA Online GTA Online Game Edition: GTA V Story Mode GTA V Story Mode
Platforms PCPlayStation 4Xbox OnePlayStation 3Xbox 360

Surfer Spawn Locations in Grand Theft Auto V Where to find the Surfer in GTA Online and GTA V Story Mode:

Story Mode:

  • Side of the road, Blaine County
  • Bridge north of Fort Zancudo
  • East of Dignity Village
  • Abandoned Motel, Sandy Shores, El Gordo Lighthouse
  • Sandy Shores Airfield Abandoned Vehicle

GTA Online:

  • Pre-Modified: Del Perro Beach, North Chumash Beach, Burton's Los Santos Customs
Notable Owners: Hippies Hippies
Similar Vehicles

Model ID surfer, surfer2
Surfer: Vehicle Customization
Total Cost to Fully Upgrade in GTA Online $131,600
ModificationStory PriceGTA Online Price
No Armor $100 $200
Armor Upgrade 20% $500 $4,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $1,250 $7,500
Armor Upgrade 60% $2,000 $12,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $3,500 $21,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $5,000 $30,000
Stock Brakes $100 $200
Street Brakes $2,000 $4,000
Sport Brakes $2,700 $5,400
Race Brakes $3,500 $7,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $900 $1,800
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $1,250 $2,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $1,800 $3,600
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $3,350 $6,700
Ignition Bomb N/A $5,000
Remote Bomb N/A $7,500
See the full list of the available Horns options »
Lights > Headlights
Stock Lights $100 $200
Xenon Lights $300 $3,000
Lights > Neon Kits
See the full list of the available Neon Kits options »
See the full list of the available Respray options »
Stock Suspension $100 $200
Lowered Suspension $500 $1,000
Street Suspension $1,000 $2,000
Sport Suspension $1,700 $3,400
Competition Suspension $2,200 $4,400
Stock Transmission $100 $200
Street Transmission $2,950 $5,900
Sports Transmission $3,250 $6,500
Race Transmission $4,000 $8,000
None $500 $1,000
Turbo Tuning $2,500 $30,000
Wheels > Wheel Type
See the full list of the available Wheel Types options »
Wheels > Wheel Color
See the full list of the available Wheel Colors options »
Wheels > Tire Design
Stock Tires $100 $200
Custom Tires $2,500 $5,000
Wheels > Tire Enhancements
Standard Tires $350 $200
Bulletproof Tires $4,000 $25,000 (Rank 20)
Low Grip Tires N/A $500 (at LS Car Meet)
Wheels > Tire Smoke
See the full list of the available Tire Smoke options »
None $100 $500
Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000

Surfer: GTA V Screenshots

Surfer: Custom Paint Jobs

Surfer: Appearances in Other Games

Grand Theft Auto V


GTA San Andreas


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