Eye in the sky: quadcopter capturing footage of surfers at Point Cartwright, Sunshine Coast.
Eye in the sky: quadcopter capturing footage of surfers at Point Cartwright, Sunshine Coast. Christina Pfeiffer

Coast surfers captured on video with quadcopter

It has been more than 10 years since surfing enthusiast Nick Woodman created a camera he could strap to his wrist and tested his early makeshift models while on a surfing trip to Australia and Indonesia.

These days, GoPro cameras have become popular among all kinds of action enthusiasts and athletes. 

These cameras, which are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, are the perfect tool to capture videos and photos of adventure activities.

But you don't have to be a kite boarder or skydiver to film like a professional.

As a travel writer, photographer and video blogger team, we've used our GoPro Hero 3 while kayaking, dog sledding, snow shoeing, skiing and snorkelling.  

Of all the ways we've experimented with our GoPro, I'd have to say that the most impressive so far has been mounting our GoPro Hero 3 beneath a remote-controlled quadcopter. The images of the Sunshine Coast from the air are simply stunning. 


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