GoPro HD HERO2 Surf Edition Perfect for shooting video from a surfboard or while scuba diving

02.06.2013 16:15


GoPro HD HERO2 Surf Edition

Perfect for shooting video from a surfboard or while scuba diving



by Mark Shapiro



Are you a surfer who wants to shoot HD video from a camcorder attached to your surfboard?

Check out the new and improved GoPro HD Hero2 Surf Edition

Designed for Surf Board Recording


The HD HERO2 Surf Edition provides you with the waterproof housing and mounts you need to record right from your board. The waterproof, polycarbonate housing is removable, and in the event of extreme destruction can be replaced easily with an optional housing

The waterproof housing is safe for shooting down to 180 feet - great for scuba divers!
  • Ideal Surfing Companion
  • Shoot 1080p, 960p & 720p Full HD Video
  • Supports SD/SDHC Cards Up to 32GB
  • Features an 11MP 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor
  • Easy-to-Use LCD Interface
  • LEDs on All Sides to View from Any Angle
  • Integrated Battery Warmer for Cold Temps
  • Wi-Fi BacPac & Wi-Fi Remote Compatible
  • Updated 2x Sharper Pro Glass Lens
  • Shoot Bursts of 10 Photos per Second

  Just $299.99 -- free Shipping within the USA

What's in the Box

GoPro HD HERO2 Surf Edition

  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery

  • Waterproof Quick-Release Housing

  • Assorted Mounting Hardware

  • USB Charging Cable

  • 2 x Surf Mounts

  • FCS Plug Mount

  • Floaty Backdoor

  • 1-Year Limited Warranty

*** Important - there is no memory card provided. You need to buy your own. The GoPro camcorders will not record video without a memory card inserted into the SD/SDHC card slot!

You can use almost any type of SD.SDHC card but for best results, you need a card that is at least rated Class 4 or higher if you want to capture High definition video..




The  is specifically designed for shooting HD video while you surf.

The new model GoPro HD HERO2 Surf Editionfeatures a nice and detailed LCD that displays all modes and settings that the user can shoot, in full detail (you do not need to know anymore i.e. that "video mode 4 means 960p 30fps")

Also, the new model comes with a time lapse feature, very handy filming sunsets or other nature events and a 48fps mode, very nice for slow-motion...

Capture 1080p at 30 frames per second (fps), 960p at 48 or 30 fps, and 720p video at 30 or 60 fps, as well as 5, 8 or 11 megapixel digital still photos.

The HD HERO2 Surf Edition can be mounted to your board with adhesive base mounts or the FCS fin plug mount, and of course, using the housing that's waterproof up to 180 ft (60m). Plus, plenty of optional accessories can be used with the camera for shooting in a variety of other settings.

In addition to giving you shooting capabilities almost anywhere, the HD HERO Surf Edition features an integrated battery warmer, Wi-Fi BacPac / Wi-Fi Remote compatibility and an easy-to-use LCD interface. Plus, the camera has LED lights viewable from any angle and can support shooting bursts of 10 photos per second.

You can recharge the battery while you record via USB cable and enjoy time-lapse photography every 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 or 60 seconds.

The HD HERO2 Surf Edition even supports live streaming from the web and Wi-Fi video preview and playback on your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer.

Other Features

Simple language-based user interface

2X sharper professional glass lens

2x faster image processor

11MP, 1/2.3" CMOS image sensor

Full wide 170°, medium 127° and narrow 90° FOV (Field of View) in 1080p and 720p

Professional low light performance

11MP, 8MP and 5MP photos with full 170° and medium 127° FOV

Shoot stills in 10 photo per second bursts

Time-Lapse mode shoots 1 photo every 0.5 seconds

Natural and high wind audio modes

3.5mm Stereo external microphone input

Wi-Fi BacPac and Wi-Fi Remote Control compatibility

Long range remote control of multiple cameras

Integrated battery warmer enables long battery life in cold temperatures

Wi-Fi Video Preview + Playback on Smartphone / Tablet / Computer

Live streaming to the web

GoPro HD HERO2 Surf Edition Technical Specifications -
Sensor 11 Megapixel 1/2.3" CMOS
Lens Fixed Focus
Please Note:

2x Sharper Professional Glass Lens

Recording Media SD/SDHC Up To 32GB Video/Image
Recording Time SD/SDHC
1080p30: 4 Hrs with 32GB SD Card
960p30: 6 Hrs with 32GB SD Card
720p60: 4 Hrs with 32GB SD Card
720p30: 6 Hrs with 32GB SD Card
WVGA 120: 4.5 Hrs with 32GB SD Card
Video Format High Definition
1920 x 1080p, 1280 x 960p, 1280 x 720p (30/30/60 fps)
Standard Definition
848 x 480 (60 fps)
Please Note:

960p also shoots 48 fps / 720p also shoots 30 fps / WVGA also shoots 120 fps

Still Image Resolution JPEG: 11 Megapixel
JPEG: 8 Megapixel
JPEG: 5 Megapixel
Please Note:

Photo Burst: 10 photos in 1 second / Time-Lapse: photo every 0.5 , 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 or 60 seconds / Self Timer

Audio Format 1-Channel Mono 4
Please Note:

48 kHz, AAC Compression, Auto Gain Control

Display Type LCD
Screen Size Not Specified By Manufacturer
Lux 0.84 (V/lux-sec)
Built-in Mic Yes
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs 1x Microphone In 3.5mm Stereo Mini-Jack
Outputs 1x Mini-USB
1x HDMI C (Mini)
1x Composite Video (out)
Please Note:

Hero Port / SD Card Slot

Microphone Input Yes 6
Please Note:

Stereo External Microphone Input (3.5mm)

Headphone Jack Not Specified By Manufacturer
Languages Not Specified By Manufacturer
System Requirements Not Specified By Manufacturer
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 1100mAh
Power Adapter Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Weight Not Specified By Manufacturer