We’re loving the fact that summer is well and truly here. The sun is shining, blue skies are beaming and the waves are crashing onto our beautiful Australian shores. We’ve been seeing more and more surfers out recently, gracefully gliding on the water. For all the water babies out there who also happen to be photo enthusiasts, we’ve compiled a list of the best photography gadgets for surfers that will help you document your summer in the sand.
1. The Handler – GoPro Floating Hand Grip
Capture incredible point of view shots as you’re riding those waves with The Handler. This GoPro Floating Hand Grip provides increased stability and control, filming high-quality footage without that dreaded camera shake. The hand grip has an adjustable strap that you can firmly secure onto your wrist and keeps your GoPro afloat in the water. Not just for surfers, this product is also suitable for other water sports like kayaking or wakeboarding. Waterproof up to 10m, The Handler will help you record all your underwater action shots.
2. Removu P1 Viewer for GoPro
Know exactly what you’re filming as you film it. With a Removu P1 Viewer you’re able to instantly review all of your GoPro footage on the spot. This is one of the best photography gadgets for surfers because you can double check your videos in real time on a full-screen display. The Removu P1 Viewer is compatible with the GoPro Hero range, including the 3, 3+ and the 4. The rugged design has been built to withstand the elements while you’re out in the water.
Buy the Removu P1 Viewer.
3. Olympus TG-870 Tough Camera
This Olympus action camera is waterproof, dustproof and shockproof. The ideal companion for days out in the ocean. The TG-870 Tough is the perfect photography companion while you’re out in the water. It features a wide 21mm lens that can beautifully capture landscapes as you hop from beach to beach, in search of the perfect wave. For hot summer days in the ocean, the TG-870 is waterproof up to 15m. If you also love to hit the slopes in winter, the camera is also freezeproof up to -10℃.
4. Kodak PIXPRO SP1 Action Cam & Explorer Pack
Record footage of all your outdoor adventures with the Kodak PIXPRO SP1 Action Cam. This camera comes with a special Explorer Pack that includes the PIXPRO SP1 Camera, an ultra-wide lens, an underwater cover plus a detachable camera mount. Head out into the wild and shoot stunning HD video and high-resolution photos, the image stabilisation minimises camera shake in wobbly settings. We think that this is a handy camera accessory for surfers because it’s waterproof up to 10 metres as well as shockproof from drops up to 2 metres. There’s no need to be precious with this Action Cam because it’s built tough to withstand the elements. Review all your images and videos on the screen or connect it to a device to share amongst your mates.
5. Hitcase Pro for iPhone 6/6s
These days, our smartphone cameras can produce some impressive cinematic images. So it’s no problem at all if you don’t have a special underwater camera for the surf. Take your iPhone into the ocean and keep it safely protected with a HitCase Pro. This waterproof case and adventure bundle is designed to withstand anything mother nature has to offer. Capture candid moments direct from your phone while you carve some epic waves. For moments out of the water, you can also use the included wide-angle lens, which provides an impressive 160-degree field of view. Made from industrial strength aluminium, the Hitcase Pro is lightweight and durable and one of the best photography gadgets for surfers who don’t want to splash out on expensive camera gear.
Buy the Hitcase Pro.
6. GoPole Scenelapse 360 Stand
If you’re a fan of panorama photography, GoPole’s Scenelapse 360 will be a wonderful addition to your camera kit. This GoPro accessory is a rotating time-lapse device which can spin up to 360-degrees in 60 minutes. Just set up the angle and duration you’d prefer and Scenelapse will do the rest. It’s one of the best photography gadgets for surfers who’d like some scenic cutaway footage for their videos.
Buy the GoPole Scenelapse 360 Stand.
7. Sony FDR-X3000R 4K Action Cam
Capture some incredible surf footage, all in stunning 4K detail with the Sony FDR-X3000R Action Cam.The advanced Balanced Optical SteadyShot ensures that images are clear and stable. So you’ll have impressive videos even if you’re filming from atop a wave. Each Action Cam comes with an underwater housing that is waterproof up to 60m so you can head into the water with this camera straight away.
Buy the Sony FDR-X3000R 4K Action Cam.
If you plan on spending some of the summer break in the waves then why not take some fantastic photos and videos of your trip too? These are the best photography gadgets for surfers that will make you have even more fun in the sun.