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A test shot with the SPL housing while fishing in New Mexico. (Nick Kelley)

SPL’s GoPro Water Housing

Get the surf shot you’ve been dreaming of.

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Ever wonder how surf photographers get that cool half-in-half-out-of-the-water shot as the surfer rides by? The answer: an underwater housing with a dome port—essentially a big glass bubble on the end of a lens that widens the camera’s point of view.

While these setups can cost much more than $2,000 for large cameras and DSLRs, there is a more affordable option for your GoPro thanks to SPL Water Housings

Fitted to a small handle, the company’s housing is made from an ultra-light aluminum mold that holds the GoPro Hero3 in place. On the front, you can attach either a standard flat cover or choose between a 5-inch and 8-inch dome port. Once the camera is in the housing, you can control the shutter with a thumb trigger or with the WiFi remote—if you’re not underwater yourself.

Note: This isn’t a dive housing, which means it’s not rated to go deep underwater. But it is splash-rated, making it perfect for other water sports such as kayaking, fishing, and surfing.

$450, splwaterhousings.com 

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