Paddling with a GoPro

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by Onelove87, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. Onelove87

    Onelove87 Well-Known Member

    Aug 8, 2012
    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?
  2. EastCoastBoast

    EastCoastBoast Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2013
    yeah I've tried it numerous times and found it difficult every time. your best bet is to bite down on it some how but thats risky considering you could lose it. bring a friend and take turns filming.

  3. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Borrow Roy's space helmet and mount it on that thing using the kindling from his Hotkurl spaceship wave mobile
  4. Onelove87

    Onelove87 Well-Known Member

    Aug 8, 2012
    wow dawnpatrol i would of never thought of that thanks for the help haha
  5. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    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
  6. HideTideOrLowTide

    HideTideOrLowTide New Member

    Dec 2, 2013
    The latest rage is definitely the mouth mount. I've seen ones that have an elastic band that fits around your neck and attaches to the GoPro so you won't lose it if it falls out of your mouth.

    If you do lose it, well, you could always trying your hand in this free GoPro giveaway contest:
  7. BassMon

    BassMon Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2013
    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
  8. Onelove87

    Onelove87 Well-Known Member

    Aug 8, 2012
    I've thought about using a grip and tying it around my hand to make sure it doesn't slide off, I'm to much of a puss to try it out in bigger surf so waist to head high will have to do.
  9. Bass2mouth

    Bass2mouth Member

    Sep 20, 2013
    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.
  10. paperplate

    paperplate Well-Known Member

    Nov 22, 2013
    Youtube how to make a mouth mount they work really well. Get a floaty backdoor so if you drop it, it'll float.
  11. Poseidon

    Poseidon Well-Known Member

    Aug 23, 2013
    gopro sunglasses.
  12. MFCondor

    MFCondor Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2013
    epic idea,
  13. delawaredell

    delawaredell Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2009
    Bite mount with a tether long enough to tie to your neck or wrist. then you can transition it from your mouth to your hand once you catch the wave.
  14. staystoked

    staystoked Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2009
    You are never the only one...

    Here is a video of me surfing Puerto Rico, in late December, with a Gopro hero3 in my right hand.
  15. EastCoastBoast

    EastCoastBoast Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2013
  16. SkegLegs

    SkegLegs Well-Known Member

    Feb 8, 2009
    Leave it home, noone wants to see your gopro videos. They are terrible, always, terrible.
  17. seanmcgaff

    seanmcgaff Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2012
    i have a floaty backdoor on it and i just bite onto that.. haven't tried it in surf over waist high though. A little too risky for me
  18. Onelove87

    Onelove87 Well-Known Member

    Aug 8, 2012
    haha believe me I don't plan on showing it to y'all haha,its for myself for surfing and snorkeling when I go down their so i can see whats under the water, sucks having to wear contacts, thanks for the videos they will help
  19. kenshiles

    kenshiles Active Member

    May 5, 2012
    unless you are getting overhead reeling barrels they are kind of annoying.
  20. EastCoastBoast

    EastCoastBoast Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2013
    yeah totally agree.. i even make vids using one but for some reason you can always tell when a video is shot using a go pro its a combo of the poor graphics from the camera and the poor shot composition and shakiness of the camera man.. thats what id like to see a go pro vid where i can't tell a go pro was used in terms of video quality.. theres no hope for the average go pro enthusiast and their filming skillz