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Sightseer
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Surfing

I just pre-ordered the Hero7 Silver in order to film myself surfing.  Question: Do I need to buy an underwater housing for the camera to mount on my board? or being that the camera is waterproof it mounts directly without the need for dive housing.  


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Explorer
Posts: 11,709

Re: Surfing

You only need to be concerned with properly applying the surf mount. The camera will be fine. I use HERO5 and HERO6 all the time surfing and there is no issue. HERO7 should be no different.

Be sure to use a GoPro Surf mount. DO NOT use the standard mounts.

If your are riding a soft top surfboard (anything but fiberglass or smooth epoxy), you have to use the body board mount.

ONLY APPLY THE SURF MOUNT TO A COMPLETELY SMOOTH SURFACE.

Clean the spot on your board where you will put the mount with alcohol and allow to dry.

Make sure your spot location allows for the entire mount to touch the board (it must be flat).

Apply in room temperature.

Use firm pressure and maintain pressure for as long as possible. Min 1 full minute. Ideally, 24 hours.

DO NOT ATTACH THE CAMERA OR USE YOUR SURFBOARD FOR 24 HOURS AFTER APPLYING THE MOUNT

Do not use if the board has been subjected to high heat (board left in car on hot day). Allow to cool and gently pull on the mount to ensure it's still locked in before attaching the camera.

ALWAYS USE THE TETHER.

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GoPro
Posts: 9,584

Re: Surfing

 

Hi @elliotts18080

 

So long as all camera doors are closed, the HERO7 Black is waterproof down to 10m (33ft) without a housing. HERO7 Black users with the need to dive deeper can utilize the Super Suit housing, enabling the use of your camera as deep as 60m.

 

The camera comes with the standard frame to be able to attach it to different mounts.

 

I hope this helps.

 

Thanks!

Ej

Explorer
Posts: 11,709

Re: Surfing

You only need to be concerned with properly applying the surf mount. The camera will be fine. I use HERO5 and HERO6 all the time surfing and there is no issue. HERO7 should be no different.

Be sure to use a GoPro Surf mount. DO NOT use the standard mounts.

If your are riding a soft top surfboard (anything but fiberglass or smooth epoxy), you have to use the body board mount.

ONLY APPLY THE SURF MOUNT TO A COMPLETELY SMOOTH SURFACE.

Clean the spot on your board where you will put the mount with alcohol and allow to dry.

Make sure your spot location allows for the entire mount to touch the board (it must be flat).

Apply in room temperature.

Use firm pressure and maintain pressure for as long as possible. Min 1 full minute. Ideally, 24 hours.

DO NOT ATTACH THE CAMERA OR USE YOUR SURFBOARD FOR 24 HOURS AFTER APPLYING THE MOUNT

Do not use if the board has been subjected to high heat (board left in car on hot day). Allow to cool and gently pull on the mount to ensure it's still locked in before attaching the camera.

ALWAYS USE THE TETHER.