The ocean has long been a source of sustenance, inspiration and adventure for Kimi Werner. And she is a big inspiration for me when it comes to my own love for water, freediving and spearfishing!
As a young child growing up off the grid in an isolated part of coastal Maui, she floated behind her father as he freedove for her family’s primary food source. Only later as an adult on Oahu did she understand the central role the ocean was to play in her life when she discovered her own passion for free diving. Kimi has gone on to become the United States National Spearfishing Champion, a certified culinary chef, an award winning artist and a sought after speaker. Her daily life is a pure fusion of her talents, rooted in sustainability and geared towards a healthy future for our global community.
During our discussion, you’ll discover:
-What it was like to grow up with a father who freedove for her family’s primary food source…5:00
-How to know which fish to eat and which fish are legal to shoot…17:15
-What Kimi’s “fitness” routine look like for freediving and spearfishing…22:00
-Whether Kimi uses any special “biohacks” (e.g. hyperbaric oxygen, oxygen restrictions masks, etc.)…28:00
–Kimi’s favorite fish and how she prepares them for consumption…36:00
-What really attracts sharks and other predators and how Kimi keeps them at bay…38:30
-Whether or not Kimi avoids foods like coffee and dairy in order to hold her breath for longer periods of time underwater…51:15
-Kimi’s experience freediving in Antarctica…52:30
-Kimi’s run-in with a great white shark…55:00
-And much more!
Resources from this episode:
-The Extreme Sport You’ve Probably Never Heard Of, And How You Can Use Its Renegade Techniques To Become Superhuman.
Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Kimi or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!