Best Surf Cameras
In Today’s world if you don’t take a picture or video of what you are doing, did you really do it? So nowadays if you don’t have a digital waterproof surf camera that can prove you went surfing, shredded some waves, fought off a shark with only a bar of wax and your leash….did you really go surfing? Waterproof surf cameras are an essential tool for modern surfers and cameras have been upgraded to fit surfing needs.
Waterproof cameras can help provide lots of help for surfers. They can now see their stance position, tricks, and being able to correct positions and wave riding decisions to help them improve much faster.
Surf cameras must meet requirements before being able to use it in the water. Wearability, portability, weight, quality of images, videos, and digital combability are the most important things the camera must have before buying it for surfing.
Filming, taking pictures of you surfing and the waves go beyond just putting the camera on the surfboard and clicking record. As you will get more into recording and taking pictures of your waves while surfing, you will have a better understanding and your own professional view on the different surf cameras and which are best.
Surf Cameras Breakdown
There are a lot of options out there to capture your surfing sessions. But we’ve broken down for you the TOP 3 best surf cameras that you should look into before jumping on anyone.
- The famous GoPro Hero6 Black. You have probably heard of GoPro, they are the best at what they do. The Hero6 Black is the best waterproof surf camera for capturing yourself surfing. You have options to mount it on your surfboard directly or strap it on your chest or helmet (there are many ways you can strap it on to you, those aren’t the only options). The GoPro Hero6 Black offers the great 4K high-resolution videos at 60 frames per second widescreen. It offers 12MP photos, and WIFI so you can see your footage directly on your phone. The stabilization is amazing, the sound is great as well and it is an overall amazing surf camera to impress everybody and get sweet footages. We have this surf camera and love it. We also got a bundle of equipment for it and use it all the time.
- The Nikon CoolPix W300 is another amazing surf camera. This camera is waterproof as well as shockproof, ready for all water battles. It allows to take 16MP photos and allows you to record videos with the 4K high resolution at 30 frames per second. Another great advantage of the Nikon CoolPix W300 is that it offers a built-in GPS. That is a great upgrade if you lose it in the water and have any hopes of finding it. This camera cannot be strapped onto you or mounted on your surfboard, but you can have a handle for it and have it around your wrist.
- The SJCAM SJ5000X Elite is a great surf camera that will remind you of the GoPro. This surf camera offers 4K high-resolution videos at 60 frames per second. The photos are at 16MP, just like the GoPro it offers WIFI so you can connect your phone directly to the camera. This camera offers something different than others; it has a great stabilization sensor and recording sound. The SJCAM SJ5000X Elite camera can go down to 30m underwater and comes with 1 extra battery. It is the cheapest camera but still offers some of the best resolutions and advantages of having a top-notch surf camera.
Now that we’ve broken down for you with our TOP 3 favorite surf cameras, remember there are plenty more waterproof cameras available in the market. Pick your favorite and get some footage of you surfing.
*Pro Tip: Review your surf videos and analyze them. You will see the correct, incorrect positions and will be able to correct it. You cannot do that unless you have a recording of yourself surfing. This is the fastest way to progress combined with water time.