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The Freedive Spearfishing podcast

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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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Oct 31, 2018

Interview with Sam Blount from Frontline Freediving

Sam Blount from Frontline freediving in Wilmington, North Carolina joins us to share some very practical information for all spearos. Specifically we take a look at the 4 most serious types of injuries and accidents that can happen to spearos and then we scenario plan exactly how Sam would deal with each of these events. Sam's a former marine and has designed a trauma kit specifically for spearfishing so this episode covers a tonne of first responder information. As well as first aid we learn a whole lot about African Pompano and Hogfish as well as practical info for getting serious about underwater photography. On a personal level, this episode made me think about how I would respond in some tough situations and also fired me up to hunt AP's. Let us know what you think in the comments or join the conversation on Facebook here.

Interview Time Stamps

8:00 Sam Introduction and a catchup about current spearfishing conditions in North Carolina

11:00 How Sam started spearfishing, Terry Maas Book

13:00 African Pompano (AP). Spearfishing, behaviour, food and the story of his first capture

18:00 North Carolina bottom, benthos and the local spearfishing experience

20:00 Hogfish research takeaways

22:30 Early obstacles spearfishing. Mark Winterburg and Brian Davis were two early mentors. Equalizing issues spearfishing.

26:45 What obstacle or issue are you working on right now?

28:00 What has been your most memorable catch spearfishing?

36:00 What is your favourite species to hunt and what technique do you use to hunt them effectively?

41:50 What is the scariest moment you've had in the ocean?

48:40 Veterans Vault: Frontline First Aid for Spearfishing (Spearfishing Trauma Kit Here)

  • What are the three major injuries that can happen spearfishing?
  • What is the treatment/process for each spearfishing related accident?
  • What equipment to you need? What gear do you have in the Frontline First Aid Trauma/Response Kit?
  • What to do in the event of shark bites, massive trauma (boat prop damage etc), burns, broken bones, puncture and stab wounds.
  • How do you get an injured diver onto a boat?
  • In the event of an unconscious diver get them to the surface, protect their airway, on the surface get their mask of their face and blow, tap, touch and check response, listen to the episode for more information from Sam
  • After a blackout or samba the spearfisher should stop diving for the day and be under observation

77:00 What is one of the funniest moments you've had out spearfishing?

79:45 Do you recommend new spearos get a reelgun?

86:40 What's in your spearfishing dive bag?

88:50 What's your photography rig?

  • Sony A6000/A6300 rig for starting
  • Basic settings for spearfishing include 250 ss/500ss for faster moving animals like dolphins/ F8/ ISO below 800 (as low as you can go)
  • What are some nice basic shots for guys starting out?
  • Start sooner and get more footage
  • Lightroom and Adobe

96:45 Spearo Q&A

  1. Who has been the most influential people in your spearfishing?
  2. What has been the best advice you've been given?

97:40 Where can people find you Sam?

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These spearfishing retailers now have 99 Tips in stock!! (does your retailer have it!)

  • Adreno – Brisbane. 56 Deshon St, Woolloongabba QLD 4102
  • Adreno – Melbourne. 1184 Nepean Hwy, Cheltenham VIC 3192
  • Adreno – Sydney. 1/678-682 Botany Rd, Alexandria NSW 2015
  • Adreno – Perth. 2C / 376 South St, O’Connor, WA, 6163
  • Spearfishing SuperstoreCairns. 303-305 Draper St, Parramatta Park QLD 4870
  • The Dive Shop – Port Lincoln. 4 S Quay Blvd, Port Lincoln SA 5606
  • Frogdive – Willoughby. 539 Willoughby Rd, NSW 2068
  • Spear and Fish Downunder – Newcastle.  990 Hunter street. Newcastle, NSW 2302
  • Spear West - 2/1 Baden Street, Osborne Park. Western Australia. 6017
  • Extreme Spearfishing - 1/539 Pitwater Road Brookevale, Sydney NSW 2100

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