Best GoPro accessories for kayaking
Summer is just around the corner, guys, and I can't wait to share these tried-and-true GoPro accessories for kayaking. Videography has taken an upstream trend (pun intended), and what better way to ride that wave than to upgrade your kayak mounts with a 2021 version - goodbye, 2020!
I know many of you gentlemen are dashing debonaire, but pointing the camera to your seasoned sweaty face whilst paddling does not make for interesting aquatic content. Sorry!
Luckily, GoPro kayaking mounts and accessories help you make your water experience a memorable one. It all begins with finding the right spot to mount your GoPro action camera (or a Chinese GoPro alternative, whatever works for you, brother). Mount positioning takes experience and is varies from kayak to kayak, but as time passes, you will figure out the best position on your kayak to mount your GoPro camera to get better footage while enjoying the activity more and not worrying so much about filming and framing.
For those just getting started with videography and composition, check out this informative paragraph about the rule of thirds. It will help you choose where to mount your camera. This type of framing is great to showcase the scenery or a friend if you are paddling with someone. Trust me - it pays off when you replay your footage back at home and relive the same voyage from a different viewpoint.
So, to get all that cool, atmospheric videos, you must have a good kayaking mount for GoPro. In no particular order, here are five different GoPro accessories you can use on your next kayaking voyage.
Are you sick of your camera falling off your kayak? Do you waste much time trying to take the perfect shot or rotating your camera without losing stability? Then this product could be a lifesaver.
The Panfish Pro camera Mount is simply impressive, it’s an updated version of the Panfish that features more durable construction, LockNLoad base, and a new YakAttack camera ball system.
You can easily capture your surroundings with the 360 degrees rotation without losing your gear security.
You don’t have to worry about compatibility because the Panfish Pro includes both a standard ¼-20 camera ball and a GoPro attachment, helping you to get the perfect shot regardless of the equipment you’re using.
The Panfish Pro Camera Mount is rugged, aluminum made to endure the rocking around and moving, stable, secure, lightweight, and dependable.
100% American made with a built-for-life guarantee. The Panfish Pro is made to be the perfect length for over-the-shoulder shooting, providing you with the most stable shots you can get. And to make things even easier, the patented design allows for one-hand rotation without losing control of the camera which is very helpful if you’re a fan of pan shots.
Now you can enjoy your kayaking experience and capture the whole thing without the frustration that goes with setting up your gear because the Panfish Pro is the most user-friendly and innovative camera mount in the market, brought to you by YakAttack.
If you’re looking for the easiest way to enjoy your kayaking and film the experience without spending too much money or waste time, then this product is your perfect match. Scotty portable camera/compass is the most versatile option out there.
The camera head is fully adjustable, allowing you to tilt up and down and swivel from side to side, locking down a standard camera or GoPro or even both at the same time to capture yourself kayaking and capture the water and scenery as you go, helping you not to miss out on any great shots, all without needing a special adapter.
Easily attachable to any Scotty deck mount so they got you covered. Scotty portable camera/compass is well known for sturdiness and security, you can hit just about any angle without losing stability.
You can also use the top plate for mounting any device that mounts on a flat surface.
This product has the screw for camera mounts and the slide in part for the GoPro mount clips. The Scotty portable camera/compass is amazingly easy to use, quick setup, and gives you options and flexibility to enjoy your kayaking experience and capture every moment at a very reasonable price.
When kayaking, everything needs to be adjustable and secure to get out of your way.
The YakAttack Panfish Portrait Camera Mount is simple, compatible with GoPro and ¼-20 cameras, easy to adjust, easy to rig, easy to customize, and secure due to its rigid LockNLoad base so you wouldn’t worry about it falling off.
The LockNLoad feature is impressive and extremely helpful for easy on and off, angled articulation, and rotational pivoting.
You will also find an additional pivot point so if you want to angle them out or want it flat on the deck, it gives you a lot of opportunities. Just with a push of a button you can pull it off and move it for a better shot and unlike many other ball styles, it doesn’t loosen out throughout the day so you wouldn’t have to keep fixing and adjusting.
The Panfish Portrait Pro Camera Mount is super rigid, lightweight, and durable. Made to be your perfect companion on your kayak.
Sametop Helmet Adhesive Flat and Curved 3M mounts are an affordable alternative to the actual GoPro mounts. The flat and curved mounts are multi-purpose, perfect for mounting on helmets, skateboards, cars, or other applicable surfaces.
The high-quality VHB 3M adhesive tape offers the same strength, is the same brand but slightly thinner than one found on the genuine GoPro mounts. Remove the sticky mounts by applying heat to the adhesive bond and peeling them off. The adhesive is also waterproof, which makes the sticky mounts great for a variety of outdoor activities.
The package includes:
- Three flat mounts
- Three curved mounts
Unfortunately, there's no way to get only flat or curved mounts, so it's just a waste if you don't need the other. Overall, the Sametop Helmet Adhesive Flat and Curved 3M mounts are the most affordable option for your GoPro cameras.
The best point for video capturing is from your surfboard and it can be done with the help of the GoPro Surf Hero Expansion kit. This kit also comes with a base plate for your camera that can be installed a foot from the tip of the board.
This mount will let you have a third-person view so that you can record a video of you on the board with the waves behind. But make sure that you tilt the camera at least 30-45 degrees upwards so you can get the full view of the wave.