In 2004, a small unknown company called GoPro sold its first camera. And with this small, seemingly insignificant act, a revolution was born.
In the decade since GoPros (and the scores of action camera competitors that they’ve inspired) have transformed the way we film and follow the sports we love.
Whether it’s riding a barrel, hitting a kicker, dropping a vert ramp or charging round a motocross course, action cameras provide a unique and different perspective. One that is now so common it’s hard to imagine any of these sports without it.
To mark the 10 year anniversary of the portable action cam as we know it, we thought it’d be appropriate to put together this “best of” compilation.
We obviously can’t claim to have watched the millions (or more likely, billions) of hours of footage that’ve been filmed and uploaded since that first camera was sold, but here are some of the moments that’ve stood out for us. This is our rundown of the top 20 GoPro videos ever.
If there’s any you think we’ve missed, let us know in the comments below!