Ah, the Internet… the power of an unlimited flow of information. What could possibly be a better place to look for knowledge, tips and other people’s experience…
But great information comes at a great cost: it gets even more difficult to filter the ‘goods bits’ from the ‘not-so-good bits’.
Some projects get it right, though.
NoobSpearo is an Aussie spearfishing podcast that stands out with its down-to-earth concept, yet a strong vision in mind. Isaac ‘Shrek’ Daly and Levi ‘Turbo’ Brown created a podcast to help people build stronger bonds in spearfishing community, guide aspiring spearos and create a healthy culture for the developing sport.
Didn’t you wonder how big ‘spearfishing names’ started out? Which challenges they faced? What they focused on in personal development? What about their most difficult fish, scariest/funniest ‘in-the-sea’ moments?
Yes, its on the those times when a series of easy-going and amusing interviews bring up the core issues and challenges of today’s spearfishing.
Each guest presents own perspective on topics like
- Five Facts for Noobs (something you didn’t know before, probably)
- Crucial kit for Noobs (tweaking your equipment/technique, Aye?)
- Veteran’s Vault (professional expertise at your service)
- … and much much more.
A truly international list of guests keeps expanding (15 episodes+). Some of the “once also a noob” stories include:
Rob Allen’s advice on spearfishing equipment
Valentine Thomas’s perspective on dealing with the sharks
Cameron Kirkconnell’s story of pole-spearing a 200lbs+ yellowfin
Anvar Mufazalov’s (my own) motivation behind the Deep Spearfishing Encyclopedia.
All episodes can be accessed online at http://www.noobspearo.com/episodes/ or via podcast sharing platforms of your choice:
But please, before you jump into a world of spearfishing’s ‘how it all really happened’, please spend a minute to learn more about Shrek’s and Turbo’s team and what they have in mind at http://www.noobspearo.com/about/
Kudos to NoobSpearo Podcast for a great way of bringing spearfishing onto an International level.