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.
There 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!
A 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”.