As a result, I've always loved the simplicity of just going out on a good day and boogie boarding. I've also been taking surf photos for many years, starting with a Canon film camera in a surf housing (having to swim back after shooting 35 frames on a roll of film was a real pain in the butt), and graduating to Nikon D200 and then Canon 7D cameras in Delmar and SPL surf housings.
But the GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition cameras have been the bomb for surf photographers and surfers everywhere. These guys have thought of everything. They are the perfect surf cameras. I wish that the quality of the still images was higher, but you can't get everything.
Here are two video clips I shot on Tuesday. I've always admired the way pelicans skim across the tops of breaking waves. The first clip shows a pelican doing just that, coming right over me as I filmed the wave breaking.