Our customer contacted us looking for a surfboard camera mount. The customer did not want to purchase a dedicated solution. He wanted to use the waterproof camera he already purchased. Having looked at several solutions he arrived at the following conclusion:
” There are companies marketing suction-based camera mounts for surfboards, but they come off (according to customer reviews).”
Our customer presented a clear set of requirements. They were:
“I am after a universal surfboard camera mount. This would allow me to set the angles for the camera. Other users with hand-held sports cameras (e.g. Nikon AW 100, Canon D 20, Panasonic FT 4, etc) could use your mount to turn their camera into a Go-pro.”
The SeaSucker Solution
We were confident our SeaSucker Video Mount would withstand the extreme surfing environment. Firstly we had one big advantage over our competitors. Our solution uses Vacuum Mounts as opposed to suction cups. With 90 kg of holding power, we were confident we could meet the customers needs. We also backed up our solution with our “30 Day No Fuss Money Back Guarantee”
Several weeks later we received the following feedback including photos.
“The mount arrived as promised and I’m very happy with it. Have had it out in 2 to 3 ft surf and it hasn’t looked like coming off the board (wish I could say the same thing for me). I have a friend with a Go-pro who is now thinking of getting a SeaSucker because it is detachable. I have another surfing friend who already has a camera similar to mine and is thinking of getting one. My kayak friend is also interested (but I don’t think she’ll get one any-time soon).
The first few times I took it out I attached a leash to the mount in case it came off. The last time I went out I was very confident. I didn’t bother with the leash (the extra leashes are a pain to surf with). Since then, I’ve worked out a float system so if the mount does come off, I can easily retrieve both the camera and mounting system. The float is a $3 swimming pool noodle from Kmart. I cut it down with the right holes cut in – you’ll see it in 2 of the photos. It’s important to have a back up – if the mount comes off while surfing you lose the mount and the camera, and that’s no fun! Even the permanent surfboard mounts for the go-pro have a 2nd security mount with a leash to it in case the first fails.
Anyway, I recommend the SeaSucker camera mount for surfboards in surf up to 3 ft – and it might be fine beyond that (I’ll certainly be trying it out in bigger surf now that I have the float system worked out). The home-made float system is not essential, but I’d suggest it for people who want a ‘2nd line of defense against losing their camera and don’t want to muck around with leashes. The mount should suit anyone who has a camera (with a tripod mount) like a Go-pro, Sony Contour, Sony Action Cam, Olympus TG 1, Nikon AW 100, Sony TX 20, Canon , Panasonic FT 4, or Canon D 20.
Thanks for your prompt communication and help. If any of my friends decide to buy I’ll direct them to you.”
If you are looking for a surfboard camera mount the SeaSucker Video Mount is the ideal solution