GoPro Athlete Tips and Tricks: Surfing with Monyca Eleogram (Ep 12)


Hi, I’m Monica, prosurfer and GoPro athlete.Today
I’m going to show you how to properly put your GoPro Surf Mount on your board to avoid
it coming off in any way. It should be totally secure if you just follow my instructions.
First things first, you want to get a nice, clean towel and remove any sand, dirt, or
anything that might be on the tip of your board. And then you’re going to grab the Surfboard
Mount. I like to place it about 4 inches down from the nose, just so that it’s solid and
it doesn’t, you know weigh the board down or anything, it’s just solid in a secure place.
You’re going to peel this off and place the cutout edge facing the nose. You’re also going
to want to align this straight with your stringer so that, you know it’s all straight and the
footage will be nice and even. Next thing is the anchor. This is the piece you’re going
to attach your tether to so that your GoPro can be nice and secure. So you just place
that right in the little cutout area. You want to make sure to leave your Surfboard
Mount on your board for at least 24 hours so that it’s nice and secure before you go
in the water. And also make sure you put it on at room temperature. That way it’s not
too cold, not too hot, it’s ready to go. So the next thing we’re going to do is put the
tether on the GoPro. So how we do that is string it right through this metal bar. Once
it’s through, you want to place the knot right through the middle of the tether and pull
tightly to secure it. So the next thing we’re going to do is put the QR piece onto the GoPro.
So how you do that is you put the GoPro logo towards you, the camera towards you, slip
it in, and then secure it with the thumbscrew. Once that’s secured, you’ll take the tether
and put it through the anchor. This will keep the GoPro safely on the board in two different
places, so there’s really not a chance of you losing it now. It’s really safe if you
follow all of these instructions. Ok, once the GoPro is secured tightly, you can put
it on the board. So you’re going to want to obviously face it towards you, because you’ll
be standing here, slip it in, and make sure you hear that click. Once you have your GoPro
secured to your board, you’re going to want to take this white piece that’s called a locking
plug and put it right here. Push your GoPro all the way forward, first of all and then
it’s going to slip right in here. And the thing that this is for, it steadies the GoPro
so there’s no vibration and also in case you hit this, it’s not going to come off because
it’s completely secured with the locking plug. Now that the GoPro is secure, and everything
is locked in, you’re going to want to pull your GoPro all the way back until the floaty
just hits your board. For me, I like it like that because then you can see me, the board,
the wave, and everything is in frame. If you’re not totally comfortable with that, you can
always use the GoPro App to frame your shot. Now that my GoPro is in place, I’m going to
tell you about my favorite setting. It’s called 1080 Superview at 48 frames per second. 48
frames per second because it’s really really good when you turn it into slow motion and
Superview because it’s a really wide angle. It gets all the way from the top of your head
to your feet, it won’t cut anything off and it’s just a really good go-to mode if you
don’t want the hassle. It’s new to the Hero3+. Thank you for watching GoPro Athletes Tips
and Tricks. Looks like everything is ready to go. The GoPro is properly mounted, I showed
you my favorite setting, now go out there and get some great content. My name is Monyca,
I’ll see you in the water, but it won’t be on this board because I’ve got to wait another
24 hours remember? I’ll see you guys next time.

44 thoughts on “GoPro Athlete Tips and Tricks: Surfing with Monyca Eleogram (Ep 12)”

  1. Thanks, very helpful, but don't call Quick Release buckle QR piece, some beginners could not know what that is 😉

  2. Wait a second, why dont you have 60fps instead of 48fps ? 60fps is better in slow mo right ? 

  3. Is there any particular reason mines continues to fall off any time the wave hits the camera from side on or any other akward wipeouts , and everytime I have waited more than 24 hours and done everything the excact same in this video ?

  4. How do I attach the leash to my go pro. Mine can't loop under the bar, the plastic is covering the whole thing just like colin said.                                       

  5. Hi there,
    I have just watched some of your tutorials on surfboard mounts before putting mine on. I placed the mount on my board to see where it would fit best and I noticed that on either side of the stringer there is a small gap between adhesive and board.  I have moved the mount up and down the stringer yet there is still a gap. I'm worried it will not attach properly. Has anyone else had this problem?

  6. This does not make any sense! How can you feed the string through your backdoor I tried taking the backdoor off and then feeding it through that put it back onto my gopro still didn't attach then the clip that makes the case air tight snapped! So these instructions were not really that correct!

  7. Well Done!! Thanks for giving us a helpful video with settings for wide framing yet up close and personal view of surfer or SUP.

  8. Lol very good video but the audio was giving me cancer. I couldnt hear her voice no matter how hard i tried.
    Great tut tho

  9. The background music is giving me a vision of me standing in Hawaii with my board with those flowers around my neck, and just starring at the ocean!

  10. Thought I was going to have to find a friend who would probably make excuses for not having time to film me on a day that I went out to surf or have to pay a videographer but now because of all the GoPro attachments for the surfboard I can now do all the filming myself. He's a film videographer or friend on special days to get more epic traditional footage. Thanks!

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