Here’s a quick post on some of the best gopro mounts, where to get them or how to make them and some great techniques to using them. These mounts are best for surfers, paddlers, sailors, kiteboarders or anyone else looking to capture some watery footage.
This is by far the best, most versatile and simplest mount. It is simply, a Gopro on a pole. There are a bunch of products out there but you can easily make your own out of an old ski pole, piece of fiberglass, or carbon fiber from a cut down paddle. This mount is best for taking selfies or getting an outside perspective on what is going on around the Gopro holder. It is also useful for pointing at the action if you are super close.
Buy in bulk so you do not hesitate putting them on any board you own, even nose and tail for different angles. This is the best fixed mount for Gopros since it can stick to almost any clean, dry, flat surface and catch the action without constant attention from the user. Remember to clean the surface really well with denatured alcohol!
This is the perfect mount for paddling or to hook on to any round pole. Face it up about a foot from the paddle blade and on the front side of the shaft (when paddle blade is facing forward). You can even use this mount to hook on to rope or line such as a sail halyard to get a unique perspective.
Suction Cup Mount
The suction cup mount is super versatile and will stick to most flat surfaces, even wet ones. It is great for getting shots where you don’t want to stick a semi permanent adhesive mount. Beware, this mount doesn’t float with just the floaty back door if it happens to drop in the water…
Now get out and have fun. Remember, the more unique and obscure the mount location, the better the shots!
Here’s an awesome video I shot just using the suction cup mount. And if you need some video editing pointers check out my friends over at Waterlust.