Surfboard Mounted GoPro

surfboard-toss-GoPro

I’m certainly not the first person to mount a GoPro to a surf board.  From the ads, it seems like it’s nearly as common as mounting it to a helmet.  Either way, if somehow you hadn’t had the idea to do this, here’s my setup.

surfboard mounted GoPro with floatie backdoor

Note the orange “Floaty Back Door” (Amazon) that I’m using here.  The hope is that if somehow it gets loose and ends up in the lake, it can then be retrieved.  I also wrote my name, number, and email address on it so that maybe someone will return it to me if I don’t get to it.

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Underwater ROV Makes an Exotic Camera Mount

underwater rov cameraThis underwater ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) by SpaceShipOne is sure to impress. It features four thrusters, remote control, and most importantly for this site, a camera.

For your average DIY person an ROV is a great project. They aren’t too difficult to make, they are easily customized, and they can be used to accomplish cool things. In the case of this underwater ROV you could use it to explore depths in detail that you couldn’t before. For instance, a small cave where diving is not safe.

The camera system below is simple, but should get the job done. Check it out in the pictures below!

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GoPro View from Under a Kayak

A GoPro under kayak view

Here’s a “mount” that’s more of a use idea than a mount per se.  Brad decided to stick his GoPro under water to record what was going on under the kayak.  These shots came out much better than I was expecting, as I didn’t think the lighting would be conducive to shooting.

Although handheld in this instance, I wonder if a GoPro could simply be pasted to the underside of a canoe or kayak to record what’s going on.  My mind even goes to using this on a whitewater boat, but even with a safety leash, it seems the chances of losing your camera would be pretty high…

Still tempting to try.  Check out the video after the “read more” to see this beautiful footage. Continue reading