I received my new GoPro waterproof camera.
Here's why I think it's a fantastic product for 140 bucks:
- now there's two batteries that last a long time. I can leave the camera on and either film everything and then edit at home (like I did in the video below) or, if the camera is mounted within the reach of my hand, click the shutter to pause it and start it again when the action is about to happen
- it takes an SD card up to 2GB. That means either 54 minutes of video 640x480 (even on full screen the resolution is good) or tons of photos
- it can take still pictures (eventually also a sequence of three pics with one shutter click): 3 megapixel, 2048x1536.
- it has a wrist band that you can easily paddle with and take photos of the surfing action from the water
The result of the first water test was way beyond my expectations. Here's what I think is the coolest little video I did so far.
What do you think? I wish you could see the original (dropshots compresses it and reduces the quality) on full screen...
And those were one foot waves. Imagine on a ten foot wave... too bad the winter is gone! But the south swells are just round the corner... Sooner or later, I'll take you surfing double overhead waves at Dumps...
I also filmed a downwind on the one man canoe. Stay tuned for that.
Randy saw me at Launio and went to buy the camera right away (Hawaiian Island in Kahului has it). Here's his first funny little video. BTW, if you need ski, snowboard or wakeboard equipment, here's his website.
And, since I am in advertising friends' businesses mode, here's Wardog (a man, a myth) website for all the mainlanders' surfing and windsurfing needs.
Maui sailors know already where to find their Hot Sails Maui and Starboard gear.
Let's move on to the windsurfing action that happened in the afternoon of the same Friday 4 13.
The three sailors of the day were Brouwsino, Graham Ezzy and Alex Mussolini. They were throwing rotations at every single wave. Check some of the action here.
Here, instead, I feel like posting photos of the best looking wave sail on earth. It's the new Hot Sails Fire.
Here's Glenn's backloop 32,414.
Dioni Guadagnino is a new Hot Sails teamrider.
This is another team rider: 10 years old Kalani Hunt.