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Disambig icon.pngThis article is about the premium content pack. For the island unlocked in this pack, see Big Surf Island (location).
FeaturedArticle.png Big Surf Island Pack was Burnopedia's Featured Article in June 2009.

The Big Surf Island Pack is a downloadable premium content packs for Burnout Paradise that was made available for purchase alongside the release of the Third Burnout Store Update (codenamed 'Eastwood') on June 11, 2009.

It introduces the all-new Big Surf Island district to Paradise City with new discoverables, events, online challenges, and nine new vehicles. It costs $2.99 / €6.99 / £5.49 / 560 Microsoft Points.

Big Surf Island

Big Surf Island is around the size of Downtown Paradise. Criterion crafted it as the ideal place for online freeburn with wide roads, huge jumps and concentrated stunt areas.

Main article: Big Surf Island (Location)

The island saw many transformations during its development to coincide with other released updates and PDLC packs.

Main article: Paradise Keys

Discovery

Island Events

Main article: Island Events

Big Surf License

The License

Big Surf Island also includes a new License ranking system devoted entirely to the island similar to the bike license.

Main article: Big Surf Island License

Island Tour

Island Tour is a new event included in Big Surf Island. It is a time trial event with multiple off road checkpoints. This, along with the other Island events contribute to the Big Surf license.

Main article: Island Tour

Vehicles

Icon Vehicle
Streetrod.png
Carson Annihilator Street Rod
Complete 100% of the Big Surf Island license.
Speed: 6
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Boost: 10
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Strength: 6
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DustStorm.png
Speed: 3
Stat-Stunt-3.png
Boost: 4
Stat-Stunt-4.png
Strength: 4
Stat-Stunt-4.png
SuperTurbo.png
Speed: 4
Stat-Stunt-4.png
Boost: 6
Stat-Stunt-6.png
Strength: 4
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ToyNighthawk.png
Carson Toy Nighthawk
Beat all 24 Big Surf Island Road Rules.
Speed: 4
Stat-Speed-4.png
Boost: 6
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Strength: 10
Stat-Speed-10.png
OlympusGovernor.png
Hunter Olympus Governor
Complete 50% of the Big Surf Island license.
Speed: 6
Stat-Stunt-6.png
Boost: 7
Stat-Stunt-7.png
Strength: 10
Stat-Stunt-10.png
ToyBootlegger.png
Hunter Toy Bootlegger
Purchase the Big Surf Island pack and land all 15 Mega Jumps.
Speed: 2
Stat-Stunt-2.png
Boost: 4
Stat-Stunt-4.png
Strength: 5
Stat-Stunt-5.png
ToySpirit.png
Hunter Toy Spirit
Purchase the Big Surf Island pack and smash through all 75 Island Smash Gates.
Speed: 2
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Boost: 4
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Strength: 7
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Diamond.png
Jansen P12 Diamond
Purchase the Big Surf Island pack and beat all 500 Freeburn Challenges.
Speed: 6
Stat-Stunt-6.png
Boost: 7
Stat-Stunt-7.png
Strength: 3
Stat-Stunt-3.png
JansenToy88Special.png
Jansen Toy 88 Special
Purchase the Big Surf Island pack and smash all 45 Island Billboards.
Speed: 2
Stat-Stunt-2.png
Boost: 5
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Strength: 3
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Development

Before Release
After Release

The island update was initially pitched as a free downloadable update, but was later revealed to be a paid-for content pack.

We'd mentioned in a previous podcast that this would be free content, but we can now confirm that it will be premium paid-for content.
Here's why. We never expected to create anything this ambitious for the island, but as it progressed we got more and more excited about what it could become.
Big Surf is the culmination of everything we learned creating Paradise City, and we want it to bring you a truly spectacular new experience – the highlight of a year of incredible premium content. Burnout already delivers incredible value for money – literally hundreds of hours of gameplay with your original disk or PSN purchase, plus more with the free Cagney Pack and free Burnout Paradise Bikes.
Criterion Games - developer of Burnout Paradise

Crash TV Island Tour

A 2 part Crash TV episode was released before the Island content was made available with the first part on May 28th, 2009 and the seond part on June 8th, 2009. The first part featured gameplay footage of the new areas, new menus, the Island License and the Carson Dust Storm. Part 2 featured the Hunter Olympus Governor and Carson Annihilator Street Rod.

The Island: Before & After

Players could see Big Surf Island under construction from the roof of the parking lot located on Angus Wharf. It had very few buildings and looked radically different to the released content.

Main article: Paradise Keys

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