There is no doubt that GoPro have forever changed the face of home videos. In fact they’ve revolutionised the face of filming to such an extent that you can film anything, anywhere, whenever you like. In HD. Gone are the days of scratchy, out of focus films limited to your back garden because the power cord only has a 2m reach. For the dudes at GoPro the world constituted more than just their backyards and they wanted to film it. Whether in the air, on the ground or under the water, the new GoPro HERO 4 will film anything from leisure to extreme activities in supreme quality. Check out the promo video for it.
The Oakley Wave of the Winter is an award given to the surfer who catches the gnarliest wave of the contest period (November – February) at Pipeline on the North Shore of Hawaii. The judging panel selects each month’s top rides who collectively make up the finalists for the grand prize which stands at $25,000. Along with The Oakley Wave of the Winter award, secondary prizes are awarded to the person who successfully films the premier GoPro video clip of the contest period (The GoPro of the Winter) and the surfer who is deemed to be the season’s consistent standout performer (Clif Bar Overall Performance). For the first time in its brief history, the Oakley Wave of the Winter and Clif Bar Overall Performance awards were won by one surfer. None other than the great Kelly Slater.
GoPro’s have changed the face of video content forever. This supercut of 178 of the best GoPro clips so far this year is testament to that and gives me hope for humans. The fact that people are getting off their asses and making an effort to do the shit seen in this video is inspiring and makes me want to buy a GoPro and take up hang gliding. Well maybe not hang gliding. Maybe something a little tamer like SUPing or yo-yoing. Please forgive the awful soundtrack and appreciate the awesome footage. Continue reading