“You should go fly fishing!”
—Surf Mama, Death screen
Surf Mama is the complete boss of Timber Valley, fought in High Seas Hijinx, an airplane level that takes place over the sea. It's highly probable that this battle will be taken just after the ship battles, as seen that in those kind of levels, many bosses will be present. She is the first boss of the game.
Before the battle, a submarine's periscope is seen until Surf Mama's serpentine, tentacle-like hairs pick up the submarine and toss it backwards, whilst four electric eels show up. After shooting her a lot of times, the eels leave and she turns gorgeous. Eventually, when the player deals half enough damage to Surf Mama, she muscles herself up, going to phase 3. Upon defeat, she falls into the water and gives a thumbs up, similar to the T-800 when being melted down in Terminator 2: Judgement Day, and Cuphead and Mugman can access the next world.
On each phase, she has two attacks.
She can have the eels spit small, electric bits at Cuphead or Mugman, constantly stunning them.
Surf Mama can use her eyes as a flashlight to shine what direction the serpentine, tentacle-like hairs can stretch to.
She can toss explosive mines at Cuphead or Mugman.
Surf Mama can hire some seagulls to shred on Cuphead or Mugman.
She can clap her hands up in the air for lightning to strike Cuphead or Mugman.
Surf Mama can swing her arm and punch Cuphead or Mugman.
- Surf Mama was first teased at the E3 2015 trailer. Since then, no gameplay of the boss battle was shown, it is just a .gif where we can see the creation process of her idle animation.
- In the E3 2015 demo, the music for Botanic Panic was the same as Surf Mama's battle music in the final version.