Beau Armstrong Interview
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This episode we chat to Brisbane local lad Beau Armstrong. He’s a regular dive buddy of mine and Turbo’s and we think he’s a top bloke. Beau has a great attitude, pays his way, does his share and always has a cheeky grin. He started out spearfishing about a year ago and while he’s been spearing, he’s also had a good crack at freediving. At the last freediving nationals competition held here in Brisbane, he posted a 155m dynamic and a 116m no-fins swim. Beau’s pony-tail often gets him in pub fights as he closely resembles an 80’s martial arts movie henchman – Download this episode for some laughs and great insights into spearfishing and having the right attitude.
Interview Times Quick-Guide
3:30 Finding a mentor. Beau advocates finding a mentor without the ego. Wayne Judge helped Beau find his feet.
7:00 Losing a big spanish mackerel, lessons learned. Floatlines, shot placement, using drag, dealing with a spooled reel and looking forward to the next opportunity.
12:00 Veterans Vault. Freedive training and its applications for spearfishing.
15:00 Fast Five Facts for Noobs
Beau Armstrong on the far right with fellow freediver PJ and Wayne Judge (centre) Beaus freediving coach and mentor