The Wind Boost takes the form of a swirling aura made of gray wind currents, both as an icon and on the tracks.
Once obtained, the player can utilize the Wind Boost by pressing its icon on the bottom of the HUD. When used, the Wind Boost will increase the speed of the user for a short amount of time. The duration of the Wind Boost is shown by the decreasing gauge on top of this power-up's icon on the bottom of the HUD whenever the Wind Boost is in effect. In addition, any rival character who makes contact with the user while the Wind Boost is in effect will be left floating helplessly in the air temporarily while slowing down momentarily and also lose Rings. In addition, these affected characters will have their lost Rings transferred to the user of the Wind Boost.
The Wind Boost can also be upgraded by leveling the user up to level 2, 8 and 14 respectively. For each upgrade, the Wind Boost will last longer.