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Welcome to the Noob Spearo Podcast!

The Freedive Spearfishing podcast

Join Shrek as he interviews spearfishing experts, authorities and characters from around the world.

Improve your spearfishing and share in the stoke!

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Noob Spearo Podcast listeners are saying;

"This podcast has improved my diving dramatically. I binged listened to all the old episodes over a few weeks and I'm completely caught up now. I take notes on my phone to further research anything the guests or the hosts (Turbo and Shrek) talk about or suggest to do. Over the last 4 months I've gone from a 5 meter pot shot diver to a 12 meter+ diver with over 1:30 dive times and good fish to show for it. All thanks to the information these guys have put out in this podcast. Keep up the great work!" - Kurty

"This is the first podcast I've ever listened to, and I am averaging about 4 episodes a day since that first listen. These guys are awesome and so are there guests! Best motivation to do training! Only problem is I'll run out of episodes soon and have to wait a whole week for a new one..." Pete

"The amount of tip, ideas and laughs I've had from Shrek and Turbo and it has all improved my spearfishing 10 fold. Essential for any spearo, and highly recommend it, you won't regret it! Always hanging for the next episode! Keep it up boys! And while your at it get their book 99 tips to get better at spearfishing! Yew!!!" - Yupz

"Have been listening to Turbo and Shrek for a while now and those weirdos make me come back every time for more.... even though I'm located in Southern California. I guess I'm stoked to hear how people catch their fish all over the world!! Keep it coming boys." - Sebastian

"Guys, honestly, This podcast has been amazing fuel since my surf buddy and I started spearing just over three months ago on the southern california coast. We're pretty much just shore divers right now, but we've been hitting calico bass, yellowtail tuna, and sheepshead by just jumping off the beaches. We're starting to meet some people with boats so we're stoked. My pre-dive tradition is getting amped off a noob spearo podcast before I hop into the water after work. Keep them coming because I just finished listening to the 17th episode and I felt a little post partum depression coming on. I've learned loads from your show and need to keep soaking up the wisdom. Thanks!" - DippnDotts

"I recently got into spearfishing and couldn't believe my luck when I found this podcast after a random search. Not only are Shrek and Turbo incredibly funny and easy to listen too - but the way they have formatted the show is really engaging, informative and interesting. Hearing from Pros and veterans is invaluable to a newb like me and the information from these podcasts alone has made a world of difference to my diving and hunting. So if you're like me and your absolutely loving the sport and simply can't get enough info on and about spearfishing this is the podcast for you! Well done guys, you're keeping me well and truly stoked! sterling job!!" - Stu in Southern California

"Been an avid podcast listener for nearly a decade and this is my first review. This podcast is laid back, informative and absolutely essential for the new spearo. Great list of domestic and international guests. The most dangerous time for a spearo is in those first few months and It's good to know there is a easily accessible resource that I can point my mates to when they are starting out. Cheers shrek and turbo!" - CoxyADF



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Apr 6, 2018

Interview with Andre Rerekura

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If you would like to learn more about spearfishing setups for chasing big Dogtooth Tuna, underwater photography or even the mindset of an experienced watermen, then this episode with Andre Rerekura is for you. Andre is one of the co-founders of Terra Australis, a collaborative between some very talented guys who make films in and on the ocean. In this chat we learn a tonne of hunting insights while meeting a spearo whose mindset has shifted from shooting fish every chance he gets to selecting and taking a fish only when he's hungry.

If you would like to connect with Andre check him out at Andre Rerekura Creative here | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube

Terra Australis TV site and links below!


  1. Follow Spearjunkies on Instagram. 12 Part TV series targeting different species around the world
  2. Get 99 Tips To Get Better at Spearfishing audiobook free along with a 30 day trial.
  3. Spearfishing Kickstarter Campaign - Ending Soon! Check out our book here
  4. Ocean Photography Workshop. 6 days in Fiji with Andre Rerekura - check it out here!

4:00 Andre's Background

7:00 Starting out spearfishing in Port Macquarie. Broomstick spearguns and an old classic 'Tourist'

10:00 Meeting Travis Corken

12:00 Early obstacles. Swell, finding spots and working with local conditions.

15:00 Most memorable spearfishing catches. Dogtooth Tuna 76kgs

  • How did you hunt that fish?
  • What was your spearfishing setup?
  • What are some of the biggest things you've learned with equipment setups for big fish?
  • What are your thoughts for shot placement on Dogtooth Tuna?

25:00 What is your favorite spearfishing hunting technique?

  • Spanish Mackerel or King Mackerel (USA)
  • Where do you find them?
  • Do you find they behave differently depending on where you are in the water column?

30:00 How has your mindset changed over the years spearfishing?

33:00 What is one of the toughest situations you've had out in the ocean?

45:00 Veterans Vault - Making Underwater Films

  • What were some of your early mistakes and takeaways filming?
  • What camera and setup do you use?
  • What software are you using for editing?
  • Do you collaborate with editing?
  • Do you have a system for preparing for a video shoot?

Terra Australis Website | Instagram | Youtube | Facebook

64:00 What is the funniest thing you've seen out spearfishing?

66:00 What is in your spearfishing equipment bag?

  • HECS Stealth Wetsuits
  • Octo Masks
  • Rubber weight belt
  • Special Fins

75:00 Spearo Q&A

  • What does the spearfishing experience mean to you in one sentence?
  • If you had to start all over again, what would you do differently?
  • Who is the best person to go spearfishing with and why?
  • If you could only choose one place to go spearfishing, where would you go?
  • Who have been the most influential spearos in your journey?
  • Whats the single best best piece of advice you've ever been given (for spearfishing)?
  • If you could go back in time and give yourself some advice, what would you say?

Where can people come and find Terra Australis?

Terra Australis Website | Instagram | Youtube | Facebook

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