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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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Feb 19, 2021

Interview with Eric Anderson

Mad chat with Eric Anderson focusing on important spearfishing issues in Central California and further afield. Urchin Barrens feature as well as the benefits of having a long term buddy, Great White Sharks, tourniquets, central California diving and species, sketchy shore dives and kelp forests and more. This one was a long time coming and it was an honour to finally have a long chat with Eric. Enjoy!

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Important Times

04:00 Eric Anderson Introduction and Background

07:00 Sheep Head Fish Facts

09:00 Abalone | The Gateway Drug to the Spearfishing World

12:45 Urchin Barren Discussion

  • What is an Urchin Barren?
  • How does an abundance of Sea Urchins effect kelp?
  • What factors have been identified as potential causes? warming ocean climate, sea urchin abundance triggers overgrazing, decrease in predation (bony reef fish that predate on them, Lobster numbers, 
  • Where does this phenomena occur? NE Pacific in the 1960–1970s, Norwegian coast in the 1970s, NW Atlantic in the 1970–1980s [2], and Tasmania in the 2000s
  • What are the wider implications for the areas affected?

23:50 Aiden Brown triggered a story about filleting fish on the boat

26:15 How Eric’s Spearfishing Life Began

30:00 Benefits of having a Longterm Spearfishing Buddy

38:40 Tourniquets and Sharks | Check out this Combat Action Tourniquet

44:50 Night Diving and Shit Viz

53:30 Aiden asks about the importance of diving with a float line

58:20 Shore Diving vs Boat Diving

62:30 Shark Shield Discussion

67:00 Scary Moment | Lessons Learned

69:30 Old Man Blue Spearfishing Equipment

77:00 Funniest Moment out spearing

81:00 Spearo Q&A

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