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Viking Kayaks Profish Reload & GoPro kayak surf session

For any kayaker looking to increase confidence, skill, understanding of there kayak or just for some fun …kayak surfing would have to be the best way to answer all these needs. This is especially relevant to fisherman looking to get into kayak fishing for the purpose of fishing offshore where they will inevitably be faced with waves. This could be swell at a surf beach, surf created by wind or just lumpy breaking seas out in the open fishing grounds.


This session in the Viking Kayaks Profish Reload is one I really enjoyed because it reflected all my previous efforts getting out in the surf in a variety of craft. The Profish Reload was not designed specifically for playing in the surf zone, you can see in the video above how capable it is in the surf zone for a 4.5m long SoT kayak, my recommendation to all kayak fisherman is to spend some time without the fishing gear and take your kayak into the surf.  This time on the water is so important to building your confidence and skills as a paddler, you also gain greater understanding your kayak.


Filming tips from this session

I filmed this session on the GoPro mounted to my Railblaza Camera boom 150. Settings used on the GoPro were a mix of formats offering 240fp, 120fps & 25fps. With the GoPro mounted to the boom 150 I was able to move it to various StarPorts to film different sequences. WVGA 240fps setting on the GoPr is a lot of fun, you lose quality but the smoothness of the slow motion is 2nd to none, the 720p /120fps is the next best option if you don’t need super slow motion but want a smoother sequences of footage for slowing it down, this has better quality and will blend with 1080 much better in your final production.

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Learning to get your kayak through the surf and back

I previously posted the below video with a few tips on getting through and back in surf.  Have a watch and then head over and read a little more on the safety precautions and key recommended accesories  HERE

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