A lot has changed since this TOP list was published and a lot more cool GoPro Accessories for Kitesurfing have become available.
Here are the top GoPro Accessories for Kitesurfing in 2019.
1. Pro Standard Grill Mount
The Grill Mount is not Kitesurfing specific but I use it all the time. The unique thing about it is that you can hook it into your harness while you are not using your camera. This is really handy if you just want to take a few images from time to time and don’t want to have the camera in hand all the time. You need two free hands for launching and landing, you want to concentrate on your riding and you want to not look like a complete douche who records himself or herself the whole time. The mount is also very easy to hold with just a few fingers for the selfie.
The main benefit though is that you can hold it between your teeth. You can either take POV shots with the camera in your mouth or you can just bite into it and grab the camera when you want. The molded pads are super comfortable and theres good breathing room so you will barely notice it.
Definitely my most used mount when kitesurfing.
2. U.Go Kite Line Mount
You can either get the Chinese line moint (included in the original list of GoPro kitesurfing accessories) or go for the U.Go Linemount.
There are two main differences: the Angle of the shot and security.
With the generic line mount you can get from eBay or Aliexpress the camera sits just a bit off the center of your powerlines. Since the camera is off-center the kite lines are actually not in your shot that much. Take a look at the comparison of two compositions.
The second aspect is security. The U.Go line mount is a solid U shape with the power lines sliding through the U arms. There are no protruding hooks and corners you get with the generic line mount. Every kiter knows what can happen if your steering lines get caught – death loop.
The U.Go linemount is definitely a good companion to every kitesurfer.
3. Clarifii Anti-Droplet Lens solution
Water droplets on your GoPro can really fuck up your Instagram game. When kitesurfing, you cant avoid splashing water so a lot of your shots are ruined. Whether you mount the camera on your board or hold it in your hand, the chances are water will splash on the lens.
Clarifii Anti-Droplet Lens solution keeps the lens clear and makes the water slide off in an instant. Stop licking your lens and get something that really works.
Just add a few drops on the lens, dab it off and let it rest for a while. Your shots will be absolutely clean with no water droplets in the way.
4. Bodhy Floaty – Save your GoPro from drowning
I have lost a GoPro at the bottom of the sea… If i had the Bodhy Floaty I could have saved my poor Hero3 many years ago. Now I don’t ever go on water without the Bodhy and you shouldn’t either.
With the new design of the HERO cameras introduced first with the Hero5 you need constant access to the LCD. This means you can`t use the backdoor floaters anymore and you better pick a new life vest for your camera. The Bodhy Floaty surrounds the camera so if you drop it in water or if it breaks off it will not sink. The bright orange color is easy to spot in the water and the floaty even acts as a shock absorber. So you can use it whenever there`s a threat of heavy collisions to your camera.
The Bodhy Floaty has saved me on 5-7 occasions already when the camera breaks off from my board or when I drop it mid-air. Most definitely get this for your GoPro today.
Those are essential for not just kitesurfers but for anyone who takes the camera to the sea. You can take a look below at the TOP 5 Best GoPro Accessories for Kitesurfing published in 2016 if you are interested in what options where available a few years ago.
If you are into kitesurfing then keep reading! We are goin2g to take a look at the best and most essential GoPro accessories for KITESURFING. Whether you are a pro or just starting you want to capture those awesome moments on water the best way possible. And since your buddies are boring old landrats who don’t give a damn about hanging at the beach with you and maybe taking a few snaps of your Double Hintenberg Mobe or you body dragging after your lost board you need some cool mounts to get that perfect shot.
Here are the TOP 5 Best GoPro Accessories for Kitesurfing: [Original list]
1. GoPro Sticky mount
Best GoPro Accessories for Kitesurfing list should start with the basics! Probably the most used kiteboarding accessory for a GoPro or any other action camera is the good old sticky mount that comes with the camera. Small, durable cheap to buy if you happen to need more than what came free with your GoPro.
With this mount you get a cool upward facing angle and if you are not a big giant you should fit in the frame nicely! Just make sure you attach it at the far tip of the board.
Important! Clean the board before slapping it on with alcohol to get rid of dirt, grease, your morning porridge or whatever gunk you have managed to spill on your precious board. After giving it a good cleaning make sure to wipe it dry and maybe give a bit of time to make sure its really nice and dry. Then press the mount on the board and give it 24 hours for the adhesive to completely dry.
You can read the directions that GoPro gives on its website HERE
We suggest adding a second sticky mount on the side! Why? Because we have seen many cases where the cuick-release plate has broken off during a hard landing and tethering your GoPro the second mount with a piece of strong string can really save your day!
2. Head Strap
If you wear a helmet – and you should! – then you can attach your GoPro to your helmet with the curved sticky mount but if you don’t wear it, you still want to get those cool POV shots of you ripping the sliders or hanging at the beach with your kite at zenith to impress the girls 🙂
This is where the head strap comes handy! It has several benefits why we think this accessory belongs in this list:
- Easy to carry around! Throw it in your kite bag, it weighs nothing and takes no room.
- Fits everyone! Even your buddy with a huge melon for a head can use it by adjusting the bungee.
- Versatile! Want to take GoPro and snap a quick selfie while riding? Just take it off and direct it anywhere, you can’t do it with a camera stuck to your helmet.
- Looks nerdy! No-one will suspect you can do any tricks when you wear it 😀
We suggest tieing it to your wetsuit back zip in case you crash and it comes off your head, this way you don’t lose it.
3. Kite line mount
This is our favorite Best GoPro Accessories for Kitesurfing and very specific to just kitesurfing. You can get a really cool angle from high above showing the sweet waves under you and still close enough so you don’t look like a dot. Many people attach the GOPro to the kite strut to get the high angle but its way too far away and you get something like this – visible wing tips and random strings and You somewhere far far away…
Yes, it can be fine to take an image or two but it gets boring really fast. Instead you want to get the camera closer to you and line mount works perfectly for that.
There are a few variations around but we like Camrig Gen4 Kite line mount. Its deadsimple to use and fits any kite. Another good one is the U.Go Linemount that works brilliantly.
The images you get using a kite line mount are super impressive and just from the right distance.
There are a few drawbacks you should consider though: The kite lines will get in the shot and it might cause dangerous tangles. If you crash or do any rolls the steering lines can get caught in the rig and that can have potentially bad consequences, so be aware!
4. Selfie Stick
Go old selfie stick is something a lot of kiteboarders use, it’s not our favorite but it has unlimited potential, so it made its way to the list. The pole or the selfie stick allows for practically 360 degree shots from any angle you want so it`s really a versatile and essential GoPro accessory for kitesurfing.
If you don’t mind holding on to it and you are experienced enough to control your kite with one hand then why not grabbing a pole when riding out and capturing some fun. You can even stick in into sand on the beach to film you from the shore (make sure no random bystander will run away with it). Good thing to consider is getting a pole that doesn’t sink like the Quik Pod ULTRA or just strap it to your hand.
5. GoPro Floaty Backdoor
Last but not least: GoPro Floaty Backdoor is like a life vest for your precious camera. So many people have lost they gadgets in the deep waters for the fishes because a mount has broken off and there is just no way to recover a small gadget from the endless bottom of a lake or the freaking ocean!
Get this orange little life saver and you will be forever thankful!
If you have some other favorite GoPro Accessories for Kitesurfing then let us know.
- 1 1. Pro Standard Grill Mount
- 2 2. U.Go Kite Line Mount
- 3 3. Clarifii Anti-Droplet Lens solution
- 4 4. Bodhy Floaty – Save your GoPro from drowning
- 5 Here are the TOP 5 Best GoPro Accessories for Kitesurfing: [Original list]
- 6 1. GoPro Sticky mount
- 7 2. Head Strap
- 8 3. Kite line mount
- 9 4. Selfie Stick
- 10 5. GoPro Floaty Backdoor