Today’s interview is with the legendary David Ochoa! If you don’t know his name PLEASE go have a look at his instagram and youtube channel, you will not be disappointed! Some of the most epic spearfishing footage you will find, David has made a name for himself as a world class spearfishing guide and cinematographer. He was on the show 8 years ago and today makes his comeback to the Noob Spearo podcast with an update on his life, spearfishing stories and his epic camera and film work! Hear all about spearfishing around the infamous Latham island, his camera gear and editing workflow, making a living off of something he truly enjoys and so much more! Do yourself a favour and go check out this video on youtube of his trip to Latham island!
02:55 Patron Curly voice message
12:55 Welcome David Ochoa!
15:15 David is a force in the spearfishing world
18:05 Making a living off of something you truly enjoy
23:00 Spearfishing as a currency
26:35 A FROTHING instagram
29:20 How do you plan a spearfishing trip?
36:30 Video editing workflow
42:05 Social media and mental health
44:05 Infamous Latham: tell us about it!
50:10 Sharing knowledge and tips vs keeping info private
53:40 Warm up spearfishing to prepare for big fish
56:10 I’m a 25m diver – can I hunt dogtooth around Latham?
59:25 What is the appeal of Dogtooth Tuna and social media?
01:10:40 Tragedy in Florida
01:16:30 Video editing, story telling and cutting footage: filming vs diving
Today’s interview is with Nick Anastasia, aka @teamseamonkeys from Hawaii! Most people think of long boat trips and hours out to sea when they think of “blue water” spearfishing. Nick does his blue water spearfishing from the shore! The unique topography of Hawaii means that within a hundred meters from the shore, you can be in hundreds of meters of water! This brings its own dangers of massive current and swell, but also brings along a whole host of blue water pelagic fish! If Yellowfin, Bluefin and Dogtooth Tuna are considered by-catch, you know you’re in a good spot for spearfishing! Hear stories of epic hunts around Hawaii, close calls far out to sea, some awesome Hawaiian underwater photographers and spearos, blue water hunting rigs and gear and so much more. Go give @TeamSeaMonkeys a follow on instagram for some epic content, guarantied to make you froth!
05:35 Welcome Nick from Hawaii!
06:00 What are you doing in Japan?
08:25 Spearfactor podcast, the Hammer & French Polynesia
Today’s interview is with Eckart Benkenstein from Salt Sessions! Today is all about Southern Bluefin Tuna: how to hunt them, how to land them, how to bleed and care for them and most importantly: how to get the best seafood out of them! Caring for your catch taken to the next level as we also talk about dry aging, ceviche, 99 Spearo Recipes and so much more! Eckart runs some awesome spearfishing and freediving retreats and he has a few trips coming up soon in and around Australia as well as a massive trip to South Africa for a spearfishing and safari retreat! Visit saltsessions.com.au to find out more and book your spot! There’s even rumors of Eckart and Shrek teaming up for a Noob Spearo and Salt Sessions spearfishing retreat soon! Check the links mentioned below and contact Shrek to tell him you’re interested!
Today’s interview is with Dr Kelsea Albert, multiple world record holder, multiple time USA and World champion huntress and at her core, a frothing speara! Apart from her life saving medical work, she has a huge passion for sustainable hunting. She firmly believes in the value of “one shot – one kill” and has spent her life improving her craft to become an extremely effective hunter. Hear stories of how her husband asked her out on spearfishing dates, the perfect poke bowl, tales of her world record Seabass hunts and some new and unique ways to attract fish! Thanks so much for being on the show Kelsea, it’s great to see someone so passionate about hunting! If you could take one thing out of this episode: treat your fish the same way you would a deer!
Today’s interview is with Glyn Sadler! He is part of a group of friends that decided to row across the Atlantic ocean! We chat all about preparing for a massive trip like this, spearfishing off a row boat and how his time in the military has helped his spearfishing. Mental health is a huge talking point, rowing for weeks on end with 3 other men in a tiny boat is going to push you to a place you probably haven’t been before, Glyn has some great thoughts on how to overcome some mental challenges. We also talk about using the bathroom out on the sea and some of the hilarious stories that come with that!
A special Happy Birthday to Glyn’s son Harry and his wife Sarah!
05:25 Welcome Glyn!
06:35 Your military background, spearfishing and ocean rowing
12:00 Mental health
14:40 Useless people
18:00 Resilience and the reality of rowing across the ocean
30:05 Great struggle brings great victory
33:40 A hard reset for your mental health
39:00 How did the bathroom work?
42:10 Spearfishing and ocean rowing
45:05 Tell us about your boat!
52:15 Tell us about this race and the sponsors!
01:00:55 @Adventures_Per_Mare – rowing and spearfishing the UK coast
01:12:15 Australian visitor out on the Atlantic
01:20:40 Spearfishing in Northern Wales
01:25:20 4.4lb Mullet
01:28:20 Spider crabs in the shallows and diving with your kids
01:33:50 99 Spearo Recipes and harvesting food from the ocean
Today’s episode is a chat about the revolution that is ChatGPT! Does AI have a place in spearfishing? Do we still need freediving and spearfishing courses run by humans or will AI take over? We’ve enlisted the helpful and exciting conversation of Trevor Ketchion and James Sakker! We even had a few Patron guests join us as we ask ChatGPT questions about spearfishing and react to them! The top 10 ethical concerns, ChatGPT vs Google, who is the best spearo, where are the best spots, hyperventilation and so much more! We also ask the most important question: Who has the most luxurious beard in spearfishing? Listen til the end to find out the answer! Massive chat that’ll no doubt stir up some controversy, let us know what you think about this!
07:25 Welcome James and Trevor!
10:30 What is ChatGPT?
12:30 ChatGPT vs Google
21:25 10 Biggest ethical concerns for spearfishing: 1: Overfishing
26:40 2. Impact on non-target species
31:45 3. Habitat destruction
37:10 4. Ecological imbalance
44:20 5. Poaching
47:15 6. Endangered species
52:55 7. Human safety
53:45 8. Cultural appropriation in spearfishing
57:35 9. Contribute to invasive species
01:02:20 10. Unethical practices (scuba??)
01:06:15 Who are the best spearos and who have the most luxurious beards in spearfishing?
01:10:10 James, you had a rough spearfishing run!
01:13:50 Patron guests
01:15:00 Trevor’s poo story from the Inter Pac’s
01:20:30 What does ChatGPT think about spearfishing?
01:23:45 What’s coming up on Catch It Grow It Cook It?