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GoPro HD Surf HERO

Catch some waves and hang ten with the outta sight GoPro HD Surf HERO. Filming in 1080p HD format, the Surf HERO’s durable housing is waterproof up to 180 feet (60 meters). Just mount the Surf HERO with the included surf board mounts and you are all set to paddle out and tackle some insane waves, all while recording in true, 1080p HD video.

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GoPro HD Surf HERO

Product Description

GoPro leads the world with their amazing HD wearable cameras, and with the HD Surf HERO, nothing has changed.

GoPro HD HERO Camera

Filming in sharp 1080p HD format, the Surf HERO captures beautiful, with all efforts focused on your sport, not the camera. Secured within a super tough housing that can stand depths of up to 180 feet (60 meters), the HD Surf HERO mounts easily to your surf board, following you in and out of the water for incredible footage of the most intense waves you can find. Weighing a mere 6.3 ounces/179g the HD Surf HERO is unbelievably lightweight, yet performs like a pro... With its multiple recording settings and a 170° field of view you can relive the thrill of the ride and the rush of the water, anytime you want. The HD Surf HERO from GoPro truly puts the ability to shoot and share your most memorable adventures, right at your fingertips.

Key Feature's

Memories Look Better in HD

GoPro HD Surf HERO Video Stills

Shoot and share your adventures with the GoPro HD Surf HERO and let your buddies gawk at the incredible, adrenaline filled moments that they missed. Recording in 1920x1080p at 30 frames per second, the Surf HERO captures your proudest moments and most epic spills in true HD quality, for playback anytime, anywhere with the simple push of a button.

Boasting an ultra wide 170° field of view, the GoPro HD Surf HERO uses 'full frame' recording when filming at 1280x960p to ensure that the entire scene is captured, without cutting you off at the knees or neck. Now, when you playback your razor sharp films for friends and family, they can feel like they were part of the action, securing you some primo bragging rights.

The HD Surf HERO also films in 720p format at either 30 or 60 frames per second. In 720p mode at 60 fps, you get buttery smooth playback and the cleanest, most liquified slow motion footage with an amazingly seamless flow... get ready for your jaw to drop drop.

Regardless of which setting you choose, the HD Surf HERO has got you covered both in and out of the water, with breathtaking HD quality only from GoPro.

Narrow Field of View? No Way!

With the HD Surf HERO, say goodbye to a narrow field of view, thanks to GoPro's inclusion of a super wide field of view. Equipped with a 170° wide angle lens, you're never left wondering if you're actually in the film and not cut off at the knees or neck, Once mounted to your board, the HD Surf HERO takes in the whole scene, so all you have to be concerned about, is keeping a calm, collected expression on your face, so you can look cool on camera.

Utilizing the full 170° angle of view while filming at 960 or 720p, the GoPro HD Surf HERO records at the maximum angle of view, capturing every bit of you, your board and that wave you're conquering. But, switched over to 1080p mode, the HD Surf HERO records at a slightly less wide angle of 127°. This still provides optimal scene capturing, while allowing you to shake up your recordings with a little bit of variety. Regardless of which setting you film in, your videos are always caught in the crystal clear HD quality exclusive to the HD Surf HERO.

GoPro HD HERO Modes

HD Sound Included. Wind, be gone.

When GoPro puts their mind to something, only good things can come of it. With more time put into the development of their sound recording system than most manufacturers put into their entire cameras, the HD Surf HERO captures the background noise you want, with less sound distortion. Sharp High Definition sound is amplified by just enough wind noise to provide the element of speed and action, without drowning out the rest of the recording. With sound this good, you are going to appreciate GoPro's dedicated approach to quality audio.

5 Megapixel Photo Modes

GoPro HD HERO 5MP Surf Photo

GoPro HD HERO 5MP Surf Photo

While the bread and butter of this camera is its amazing HD recording quality, why shouldn't it have a few more tricks up its sleeve? With a razor sharp edge to edge, corner to corner 170° wide angle lens, the HD Surf HERO can shoot nice, big 5 megapixel still images, perfect for prints of those proud, or not so proud moments. Performing well even in low light thanks to its 1.4 LUX low light performance, the Surf HERO features a massive 1x2.5", 5MP sensor, allowing you to capture your best and worst moments in crystal clarity.

2, 5, 10, 30, 60 second Auto-Photo Mode: Tell a story with your images by shooting in automatic sequence with the HD Surf HERO. Shooting crisp, sharp still imagery in sequence automatically at 2, 5, 10, 30 and 60 seconds, simply choose the interval, press the shutter and your HD HERO does the rest, capturing a range of stills in perfect consecutive order.

With the battery lasting an incredible 2 hours when shooting a photo every 2 seconds, you're free to shoot as many images as you want so you can edit out all but the best.

3-Photo Burst Mode: Get the best shot without trying in 3-Photo Burst Mode. Shooting 3 sequential images over a 2 second time frame, the GoPro HD Surf HERO lets you shoot like a pro, without the risk of over thinking.

Self-Timer Mode: Never get left out of the group again. Grab your fellow HEROs and strike a pose. What's a camera without a bit of tradition? Get your self-timer on and GoPro!

Get Wet with Confidence

With a depth rating of up to 180 feet/60 meters, you can be confident about filming under water with the GoPro HD Surf HERO. The secure, waterproof housing will keep your footage in and the water out.

Get Creative with Versatile Mounting Options!

The HD Surf HERO comes with an adhesive surf board mount, sporting a handy leash, which secures the camera to the board in case it happens to come loose. This killer mount allows you to capture all of the action and fluid motion of your and the sea with minimal effort.

GoPro HD Surf HERO What's Included
  1. GoPro HD HERO Camera
  2. Waterproof Quick-Release Housing
  3. Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
  4. Quick-Release Buckle
  5. 3M™ Adhesive Mounting Base
  6. FCS™ Plug-Compatible Mount
  7. Quick-Release Buckle Lock
  8. Leash

    Cables (not shown):
  • USB Cable
  • Component Video (HDTV) Cable
  • Composite Video + Audio Out Cable

Need additional mounts, extra battery, charger or memory?
Check out our GoPro Accessories.


UPC 185323000873
Manufacturer GoPro
Optics Lens Type: Fixed Focus (2ft/.6m - ∞), glass
Aperture: f/2.8 (high performance in low-light situations)
Angle of View: 170° ultra wide angle in 720p, 960p , and WVGA
127° wide angle in 1080p
Video Resolution Settings: 1080p: 1920x1080 pixels (16:9), 30 fps, 15 Mbit/s data rate
960p: 1280x960 pixels (4:3), 30 fps, 12 Mbit/s data rate
720p: 1280x720 pixels (16:9), 30 fps with 8 Mbit/s data rate,
or 60 fps with 15 Mbit/s data rate
WVGA: 848x480 pixels (16:9), 60 fps with 8 Mbit/s data rate
Sensor Type: 1/2.5" HD CMOS, 2.2μm pixels
Light Sensitivity: Super low-light sensitivity (>1.4 V/lux-sec)
Video Format: H.264 compression, saved as MPEG4 (.mp4) file
Exposure Control: Auto with user selectable center weighted average and spot metering settings
White Balance: Auto
Audio Microphone: Built-in, mono with AGC (automatic gain control)
Audio Format: 48 kHz, AAC audio compression
Photo Resolution: 5 megapixel
Capture Modes: Single shot; photo every 2, 5, 10, 30, or 60 secs; 3 photo burst; self-timer
Storage Memory: SD card, up to 32GB capacity (SDHC)
Average Recording Times:

1080p: 8min/GB
960p: 10min/GB
720p: 15min/GB (30 fps), 8min/GB (60fps)
WVGA: 15min/GB

Connectors PC Connection: USB 2.0 (data connection and battery charging)
HDTV Out: HD NTSC & PAL (component cable included)
Audio Out: Combo cable with submini 2.5mm jack with audio and composite video out
Power and Battery Battery Type: Rechargeable 1100 mAh Lithium-Ion
Battery Life: Approximately 2.5 hrs
Charging: Via USB to computer or optional power adapter
Charge Time: 80% capacity after 1 hour with optional power adapter,
or 2 hours with a computer's USB port
Waterproof Housing Depth Rating: Up to 180 feet / 60 meters
Construction: Polycarbonate and stainless steel
Hardware: Stainless steel
Additional Information PC Compatibility: Windows® Vista and 7; Mac OS® X 10.4.11 and later
Dimensions (H x W x D): 1.6" x 2.4" x 1.2" (42mm x 60mm x 30mm)
Weight: 5.3oz / 150g including battery, 6.3oz / 179g including housing

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Customer Reviews

  1. .... Review by WAKEBOY

    LIKE THIS GOPRO HD SURF HERO... (Posted on 5/16/10)

  2. da bomb Review by weasel

    must get camera.... (Posted on 11/10/09)

  3. A+++++++ Review by Dhracer33

    I was fortunate enough to be able to try out a pre-production version of the GoPro HD Helmet HERO, and holy mother of god was I blown away. If you liked the original Helmet HERO, than you MUST check out one of these cameras. The quality is absolutely killer, with a huge improvement on the light metering. The low light performance is now solid, and the issue with the sun (black dot) is taken care of. You will not believe how crisp the image is, even on a 60" flat screen TV. Don't let the size of this camera fool you, it's performance range is HUGE. Sign me up for 2! :-) (Posted on 10/4/09)

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