Gung-ho surfers looking to showcase their radical waveriding – or to analyse their wipeouts – should really consider GoPro’s HD Surf HERO. It’s the world’s only 1080p HD onboard video and still photo surfing camera. Apart from being incredibly small (it measures 42 mm high x 60 mm wide x 30 mm deep) and lightweight (167 g for the camera and waterproof housing), it can be mounted on any surfboard in seconds.
Capable of recording professional quality 1080p/960p and 720p HD resolutions at 30 and 60 frames per second, it can also shoot 5 MP photos automatically every 2 seconds while you surf. Other photo modes include time lapse of 5, 10, 30 and 60 seconds, as well as single shot, triple shot and self-timer modes. The batteries last for more than 2,5 hours of HD video or automatic stills on a 32 GB SD card (not included), so you can document your entire session with a single push of the button on the paddle out. Price: about R3 300. Contact Action Cameras on 082 559 7786 or visit www.actioncameras.co.za