Shore Dive Spearfishing
Shore diving AKA rockhopping is basically spearfishing from a land base without a boat/kayak/jetski or anything other than a float/buoy or body board.
This can include;
- Diving in enclosed non-tidal waters such as lakes, rivers, etc.
- Calm tidal waters such as harbours, bays, river mouths, estuaries etc.
- Surf prone shore diving (entering and exiting the shore through a surf-zone).
Each of these types of shore dive spearfishing share commonalities. The basics are covered in these articles and podcasts.
Shore Dive Spearfishing | Ultimate Guide | PODCAST & BLOG
- Shore Dive Spearfishing Part 1, How to plan and prepare, finding people to go with, finding good spots and recon, and more.
- Shore Dive Spearfishing Part 2, The diveday. Entry and Exit planning, spearfishing hunting techniques, equipment and more.
- Three Mistakes I’ve Made Shore Diving, Written by the Armed Snorkeler from N.Z. Provides some great insights into planning for your early diving adventures.
- Three Free Tools To Find New Spearfishing Location. Guest post by Clancy Bowman laying out how he finds new spots to target specific species.
- 101 Shore Dive Spearfishing – [PODCAST] The Rock Hoppers Episode covering all 3 of our beginner spearfishing articles on shore diving.
- Reconnaissance: Mapping your dive area [PODCAST 34:00] – Pat Swanson Interview about understanding terrain, current, structure and how they work together.
- Spearfishing out wide: Using Banks Board style floats to go further [PODCAST] – Grant Laidlaw Interview
- Big Swell Exits [PODCAST] – No stoke and the infamous exit interview with Richard Leonard