I do not surf. However, making videos like this is almost worth risking life and limb and the near death experience that will surely follow! A small $269 HD Surf HERO camera is suctioned to the end of the board. The video is recorded in high def digitally with no tape or moving parts!
It should be noted most people if given the chance would opt for a telephoto lens. This video is what it is only because the HD Surf HERO goes the other way with a very wide angle lens, the opposite of telephoto. A wide angle lens is often a much more versatile choice for photography and video.