My artistic genes were removed at birth or even before... so I have no big hopes in the photographic/video creation. My aim, apart from having memories recorded, is to show my family and friends, who mostly do not paddle, how it looks and how it feels being in the moving water (as much as is possible through images and without being a Fellini).
I got a water proof camera at the beginning of this year to try to achieve that. I have been taking photos and videos but I wanted a camera mount to be able to manage the kayak while filming (I have tried without a camera mount and the images were too shaky).
The models usually used have a suction cup at the base to keep the mount on the kayak. However my kayak is plastic and its surface is too ragged to hold the vacuum long, so soon after the suction cup is fitted it falls off.
I got a mount with a flat surface as a base and applied a hard core velcro to stick it to the kayak. I went to "my beach" and did a mild surf session to test it. I got some nice shots while surfing the kayak and while paddling. I even went through the braking wave... but not the camera mount, you can see its dead in the video.
The next day I went to the same spot with family and friends and they "offered" to record from the beach: