The Boogie Board is a water transport item that Facepunch introduced in the RUST SUNBurn DLC, released on July 10th, 2020.
Unlike most of the items available in the SUNBurn DLC, the boogie board has practical uses that make it the DLC stand-out item. Players who haven’t upgraded to the DLC miss out unless they have players in the group who do own it.
Players can travel across large bodies of water without sacrificing their hunger stats compared to traveling with Diving Fins.
The boogie board also has the advantage of accelerating beyond the diving fin’s speed. Once up to speed, the boogie board maintains a certain amount of velocity, allowing you to slide to stop when approaching the shore or a floating junk pile.
If you want to go diving for undersea monuments, the boogie board is ideal, as you can put it away in your inventory instead of having to leave it unattended on the surface.
It also comes with the advantage of traveling almost silently and maintaining a low player profile to the water’s surface. So, if you’re looking for some peaceful ocean scrap farming or player hunting, the boogie board is the ideal transport.
You can craft boogie boards in various colors, including a plain blue, which is perfect for maintaining the boogie boards’ stealth element on the sea.