How Do You Mount a GoPro on a Kayak?

Are you planning to capture your kayaking adventure on a GoPro camera? Mounting a GoPro on a kayak is not as complicated as it may seem. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of mounting a GoPro on your kayak so that you can capture all the exciting moments of your outdoor experience.

What You Will Need:

  • A GoPro camera
  • A mounting system
  • A kayak
  • Adhesive strips or suction cups

Step One: Choose the Mounting System

There are various types of mounting systems available in the market, including adhesive strips, suction cups, and clamp mounts. Adhesive strips and suction cups are popular choices for kayaking as they provide a secure hold and are easy to install. Choose a mounting system that suits your needs and budget.

Step Two: Clean the Surface Area

Before attaching the mounting system, clean the surface area where you plan to attach it. Use soap and water to remove any dirt or debris from the kayak’s surface. Dry it thoroughly with a towel.

Step Three: Attach the Mounting System

Attach the mounting system to your kayak as per the manufacturer’s instructions. Make sure that it is securely attached before attaching your GoPro camera.

Step Four: Attach Your GoPro Camera

Once your mounting system is securely attached, attach your GoPro camera. Make sure that it is properly aligned and tightened in place.


  • If you’re using adhesive strips, make sure that they have been applied for at least 24 hours before using them.
  • If you’re using suction cups, make sure that they are moistened before attaching them to the kayak’s surface. This will provide a better seal.
  • Always use a tether to secure your GoPro camera in case it falls off from the mounting system.


Mounting a GoPro on a kayak is an easy process that can be done by anyone. With a little bit of patience and attention to detail, you can capture all your kayaking adventures with ease.

Remember to always prioritize safety and follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using any mounting system. Happy kayaking and filming!

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Lindsay Collins