GoPro Filming On Your Handboard/Handplane

February 23, 2013 2 min read

GoPro filming on your handboard

We have just compiled a general "How to film with your GoPro While Handboarding” article for all of you GoPro addicts out there. Handplaning/handboarding has been around for a long time. However, water cameras like GoPros and other models are a fairly new introduction into the lineup. It takes a bit of getting used to filming in the water. We hope this article helps you get the shots you want by not making the mistakes we did. If you have any sick shots of your adventures, no matter what camera you used, share them with us on Facebook.

Placement in water when filming with GoProThere is nothing like a Hero shot of you buried deep in the barrel. On the flip side, there is nothing more horrifying as thinking you scored an epic shot or your buddy, only to get home and find that epic wave footage is either fogged up, off-image or any number of things that tend to go wrong when filming in the water. We still don't have it 100% right.  However, with a bit of trial and error, we are definitely getting better, and with a few adjustments so can you!

Filming with a GoProA few things to keep in mind.  We are using the new GoPro HD2 and GoPro. We have not used any other cameras in the water, so we do not have a comparison on camera equipment. We find the GoPro to be sufficient to our needs, and it has all of the required attachments for our boards. If you have opinions on other cameras or equipment, please let us know, We would be happy to do a review on the different extreme sport cameras that are on the market.  Read more about filming with your GoPro here.  We will be following this up shortly with a "How to Successfully Insert Fit Your GoPro Onto Your Slyde Handboard”.

steve watts
steve watts

Growing up in South Africa, Steve spent his youth dreaming of far off places. After spending eight years extensively traveling to many of the great surf destinations of the world getting dengue fever, having a near death experience from a falling coconut in mexico, Surviving a 15 foot drop on a handboard on a Nias bomb, jumping from every rock he could find without adequate health insurance. and comprehensively debunking the myth there are no waves in Thailand, even if they are small. He decided it was time for a a degree. Steve Graduated from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London with a degree in product design. He missed his graduation to go surfing in Californian, found a kindred spirit with Venice and never left