I purchased a GoPro 3 for my upcoming trip to Puerto Rico in late december and really don't want to mount it on my surfboard. Wanted to know is it someone difficult to paddle out into the lineup with one of those things in your hand?
HAHA I kid I kid, although that would be a sweet gopro mount I doubt it would withstand the beatings from the 23'ers you'll be getting footage of. I have a Gopro that I have yet to use even once, my wife bought it for me for my B day a few years ago, i got the fcs fin plug installed on the nose of my board to use it when I actually bring myself to giving it a try, it looks pretty solid when you put on it, pretty sure it wouldn't fall off on that unless the mount broke or the finplug rips out of the board, which are possible in some heavy surf, but if we're talking HH and under it's pretty safe i'd think. If you don't want to get the plug installed, then get a wrist or chest mount maybe, idk, never tried em, but looks like it would work
I made a head mount. Took the chest mount it came with and cut it and sewed some pieces together and put a little chin strap on it then tie it to the string on my back zip just in case. I look stupid, only used it once. Did get some cool shots but I'd rather surf then worry about the go pro. I'm pretty sure go pro makes there own head mounts now. Try rigging something up
They make a pack of stick on mounts, you can put it anywhere you want on your board and if you don't like it you can always pull it off and throw it away. Give it a try and worst comes to worst there never permanent.