Looking to get started with GoPro surfing? In this article, we’ll show you how to attach your GoPro to a surfboard so you can capture all the action.
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Are you a surfing enthusiast looking to document your waves? If so, you’ll need to know how to attach a GoPro to your surfboard. This will allow you to capture first-person footage of your surfing adventures.
There are a few different ways that you can attach a GoPro to your surfboard. The most popular method is using adhesive mounts. Adhesive mounts come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so you’ll be able to find one that best suits your needs.
Another way to attach a GoPro to your surfboard is by using suction mounts. Suction mounts work by attaching themselves to the smooth surface of your board. Once attached, they create a tight seal that will keep your GoPro in place.
If you’re looking for a more permanent solution, you can also drill holes into your surfboard and use bolts and nuts to secure your GoPro. This method is not recommended for beginners, as it can damage your board if done incorrectly.
No matter which method you choose, make sure that you test it out before hitting the waves. You don’t want your GoPro coming loose while you’re out surfing!
What You’ll Need
To attach your GoPro to a surfboard, you’ll need the following:
-Surfboard with GoPro mount
-Tightening tool (hex key or Phillips screwdriver)
-Optional: Surfboard wax
1. Start by attaching the GoPro mount to your surfboard.
2. If you’re using surfboard wax, apply it to the screws before attaching them. This will help keep them in place.
3. Once the mount is in place, use the screws and tightening tool to secure it.
4. Finally, attach your GoPro camera to the mount and make sure it’s locked in place.
Step One: Prep the GoPro
Before you attach the GoPro to your surfboard, you’ll need to prep the camera. This involves making sure the battery is charged, the memory card is inserted, and the camera is turned on. Once the GoPro is turned on, swipe down on the touch screen and go to the “Settings” menu. Scroll down until you see the “Video” section and tap it. In the “Video” section, scroll down to the “Resolution + FPS” setting and tap it. Select the “1080p60” option and then press the “Back” button in the top left corner of the screen. Next, swipe down on the touch screen again and go to the “Preferences” menu. In the “Preferences” menu, scroll down until you see
the setting for “Looping Video” and make sure it is set to “On.” This will ensure that your GoPro will continue to record even if it misses a few seconds of footage (which is bound to happen when you’re riding waves).
Step Two: Choose the Right Mount
Not all GoPro mounts are created equal. In fact, there are quite a few options to choose from when it comes to surfboard mounts. But don’t worry, we’re here to help you choose the best one for your needs.
There are three main types of GoPro mounts for surfboards: suction cups, adhesive mounts, and FCS plug mounts.
Suction Cup Mounts:
Suction cup mounts are the most popular type of GoPro mount for surfboards. They’re incredibly versatile and can be used on almost any surface, including flat surfaces like surfing wax or nonskid pads. And they’re relatively easy to install and remove.
Adhesive mounts are ideal for challenging surfaces like curved boards ortextured nonskid pads. They provide a super-secure connection but can be more difficult to install (and remove). Adhesive mounts also require that you use the included primer before attaching the mount to your board.
FCS Plug Mounts:
FCS plug mounts are designed for use with FCS-compatiblePlug Mounts (sold separately). These plugs are inserted into your board in place of traditional fin plugs. FCS plug mounts provide a low-profile way to mount your GoPro to your board and are ideal for boards with limited deck space.
Step Three: Attach the GoPro to the Surfboard
Now that you have your GoPro and mount, it’s time to attach it to your surfboard. First, make sure that the location you choose for your GoPro is clean and free of wax. If there is wax on the spot where you want to attach your GoPro, use a hairdryer on the highest setting to remove it. Once the area is clean and dry, peel the adhesive backing off of the mount and attach it to your surfboard.
Next, take the GoPro camera andBattery BacPac™and screw them together. Once they are secure, insert the microSD™card into the GoPro. Make sure that the Wi-Fi remote is turned off, then slide the power/mode button up to turn on your GoPro. Attach the camera to the mount, then use the Wi-Fi remote or GoPro Appto start recording. You’re all set!
Step Four: Go Surfing!
Now that your GoPro is securely attached to your surfboard, you’re ready to hit the waves! Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, be sure to practice safety first and always keep an eye on your surroundings. With your GoPro mounted on your surfboard, you’ll be able to capture all the action and excitement of riding the waves. So have fun, stay safe, and enjoy the ride!
Now that you know how to attach a GoPro to a surfboard, you can capture all the waves (and wipeouts) during your next surfing session. Whether you use duct tape, velcro straps, or adhesive mounts, make sure the camera is securely attached before hitting the water. And always practice safety first when surfing—with or without a GoPro.