I bought mine 2 months ago, I got the motorsports hero, because I use it on my helmet, and other spots on my motorcycle and dirtbikes.
oh and for 300$.....comes with plenty of mounts, and pivots.
I orginally got it to use on my board, but never got the mount for it, which is like 20$ I think.......
it takes great video, wide angle....the photos are decent too.
my suggestion is, read the manual thoroughly...........and do some test shots.
The first time i took it in the water was during Earl, trying to get some nice barrel shots of people, but it seemed to take the pictures on a delay
My girlfriend just got me the HD Surf Hero for my birthday. Used it once but without it mounted on my board. It really is fun and awesome to use. I can't wait to mount it and get some sweet footage and pics. I think $233 is a great price. Most places have them for $260+ for the HD. I just uploaded a Go Pro video and waiting for it to be approved... it's not my video, but one of the best ones I've seen. Here is the link to watch it... simply incredible..