GoPro’s HD Surf HERO is the world’s only 1080p HD on-board video and still photo camera. Professional quality 1080p / 960p / 720p HD resolutions record at 30 and 60 frames per second (60 fps in 720p). Easily mounts to any surfboard in seconds. So light, even top pros claim they don't notice the camera on their boards.

The HD Surf HERO can also shoot 5MP photos automatically every 2 seconds while you surf. With the simple press of the shutter button on the paddle out you can capture photos during your entire surf. Other photo modes include 5 / 10 / 30 / and 60 second time lapse as well as single shot, triple shot, and self timer modes.

The batteries last for over 2.5 hours of HD video or automatic photo taking, so you can document your entire surf with a single push of the shutter button on the paddle out.

The included adhesive base mounts in seconds and is proven in heavy surf from Hawaii to Tahiti, Southern Mexico to Northern California. Or you can install an FCS™ fin plug into the deck of your board and then use our patent pending camera mounting plug to allen key your HD Surf HERO into the FCS™ plug.

Lighten your load on your next trip and use the HD Surf HERO for your non-surf related photos and videos, too. make it easy to mount the camera on your wrist, bike, scooter, jet ski or helmet. Tow surfing? A chest harness is available for that, too.

Waterproof to 180’ / 60m and protected from rocks and other hazards thanks to its removable polycarbonate housing. Replacement housings and lens kits are available, making repairs or refurbishing your HD HERO camera affordable and convenient. It's a GoPro...go for it.™

What's Included:

•1 HD HERO Camera (5 megapixel)

•1 Rechargeable 1100 mAh Lithium-Ion Battery

•1 Waterproof Quick-Release Housing (180’/60 m)

•1 3M™ Adhesive Mounting Base

•1 FCS™ Plug-Compatible Mount

•1 Quick-Release Buckle

•1 Leash

•1 USB Cable

•1 Component Video (HDTV) Cable

•1 Composite Video + Audio Out Cable

•Warranty: One Year

Tech Specs:

Camera Optics

•Lens Type: Fixed Focus (2ft/.6m – 8), glass

•Aperture: f/2.8 (high performance in low-light situations)

•Angle of View: 170º ultra wide angle in WVGA, 720p, or 960p mode

•Angle of View: 127º wide angle in 1080p mode


•HD Video Resolution Modes: (subject to change, pending final firmware release)

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), 60 fps, 15 Mbit/s data rate

720p = 1280x720 pixels (16:9), 30 fps, 8 Mbit/s data rate

WVGA = 848x480 pixels (16:9), 60 fps, 8 Mbit/s data rate

•Sensor Type: 1/2.5" HD CMOS, 2.2µm-sized pixels

•Light Sensitivity: Super low-light sensitivity (>1.4 V/lux-sec)

•Video Format: H.264 compression, saved as Windows- & Mac-compatible MPEG4 (.mp4) file

•Exposure Control: Auto with user selectable center weighted average and spot metering settings

•White Balance: Auto


•Microphone: Built-in, mono with AGC (automatic gain control)

•Audio Format: 48 kHz, AAC audio compression


•Resolution: 5 megapixel

•Capture Modes: Single shot, photo every 2, 5, 10, 30 or 60 secs.; 3 photo burst; self-timer


•Memory: SD card, up to 32GB capacity (SDHC)

•Average recording times (using 32GB SD card):

1080p (30 fps): 4h 21m

960p (30 fps): 5h 26m

720p (60 fps): 4h 21

720p (30 fps): 8h 09m

WVGA (60 fps): 8h 09m

Camera Connectors & Cables

•PC Connection: USB 2.0 (data connection and battery charging)

•HDTV Out: HD NTSC & PAL (component cable incl.)

•Audio Out: Combo 2.5mm jack with stereo audio and composite video out

•PC Compatibility: Windows® Vista or Windows® 7; Mac OS® X 10.4.11 and later

Power & Battery

•Battery Type: Rechargeable 1100 mAh lithium-ion

•Battery Life: Approx. 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 Camera Housing

•Depth Rating: Up to 180 feet / 60 meters

•Construction: Polycarbonate and stainless steel

•Hardware: Stainless steel

Size & Weight

•Dimensions (H x W x D): 1.6” x 2.4” x 1.2” (42mm x 60mm x 30mm)

•Weight: 3.3oz (94g) incl. battery, 5.9oz (167g) incl. housing

Optional Accessories

•Additional Rechargable 1100 mAh Lithium-Ion Battery

•Full Line of Mounting Accessories Optional Expansion BacPacs™ An innovative expansion port on the back of the camera, the HERO Bus™ accepts optional Expansion BacPacs to expand the functionality of HD HERO cameras:

•LCD BacPac for on-camera preview and playback (not yet available for pre-order)

•Endurance Battery BacPac for double battery life (not yet available for pre-order)

•More BacPacs and expansion devices coming soon

Be a HERO...GoPro, in HD.

 Developed for professional use, but at a consumer price, the HD HERO line of wearable cameras capture full HD video rivaling cameras costing 10x the price. How? Our team consists of some of the the brightest minds in Silicon Valley who also happen to be obsessed with outdoor sports, race cars, and all things moto. Athletic super geeks? Indeed.

Professional Quality, Full HD Video

1080p, 960p, and 720p in 30 and 60 fps (720p). The HD HERO line of cameras offers three different HD resolutions, giving you three filming modes to capture the best angles for any given activity:

•1080p: 1920x1080 True HD featuring a 127º angle of view, 30 fps, and 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio

•960p: 1280x960 Ultra Wide and Tall HD featuring a 170º angle of view, 30 fps, and 4:3 aspect ratio. See more of the action above and below than widescreen16:9 resolutions can show.

•720p: 1280x720 Ultra Wide HD featuring a 170º angle of view, both 30 and 60 fps, and 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio

5MP Photos, Automatically

HD HERO cameras can shoot hands-free, 5 megapixel photos automatically at 2 / 5 / 10 / 30 / and 60 second intervals until the batteries die or the SD card is full (2.5 hours). Or set it to single shot, triple shot, or self timer for more traditional photo taking.

Audio Excellence

We’ve invested more in the HD HERO camera's sound system than most companies spend on their entire camera development. You’ll only be hearing the sounds of your sport, not the howl of the wind. How? Obsessive audio engineering and an understanding that good sound is as important as good video.

Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, Built in Battery Warmer

The rechargeable 1100mAh lithium-ion battery (included) lasts for 2.5 hours of constant recording. It can be recharged to 80% capacity in just 2 hours when plugged into a computer’s USB port, or in 1 hour when plugged into a USB compatible wall or car charger. Camera can also be used while charging...handy on road trips where it's fun to leave the camera rolling. Camera also features an integrated battery heating system for keeping your battery warm in winter activities.

Shockproof, Bombproof, Waterproof to 180’ / 60m

Don’t let a little water, or even a ton of water get in the way of getting the shot. Proven in heavy surf from Hawaii to Tahiti, Southern Mexico to Northern California, HD HERO cameras can handle it thanks their highly engineered polycarbonate exoskeletal housing. Waterproof to 180’ / 60m and tough enough to take a spin across the asphalt, GoPros are built to take a beating. Replacement lens kits are also available for $20, so there’s little worry of scratching the tempered glass lens while going for glory. Trash the housing in a massive crash? Replacements are available for $40. It’s a GoPro...go for it.

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