AHhHAhHA indeed! We have no clue as to why he is like that!
This is 'Silver Savage' from the Planet Hulk storyline, wherein The Incredible Hulk is banished into space and finds himself a gladiator type slave - Silver Surfer had also been enslaved, hence this look, and the use of his board as a shield. I have the Marvel Legends action figure which is pretty cool!
Oh! I know about Planet Hulk but never read the comic. Did watched the animated film, which was pretty good. Thanks for the info.
In the animated film they replaced Silver Surfer with Beta Ray Bill for some reason.
Thats why!!! OK thanks for the info.