|Austin Derry from the USA|
Austin lives in Southern California, USA, and is a normal every day student. Like most students he would rather be doing something other than studying and for him that would be spear fishing all day every day.
Although still young Austin is rather accomplished and by the age of sixteen he had already claimed an IUSA world record. And at the age of nineten he competed in the 2009 USA Spearfishing Nationals. I guess this is what happens when you start spearfishing at the age of thirteen! His skills as an underwater videographer are also very impressive. He has perfected the art of filming and spearfishing at the same time down to a fine art.
"I started filming and producing my own movies as a way to give others a look into this incredible and exciting way of life spearos are fortunate enough to have discovered. I am constantly loosing sleep thinking about a new place to dive, a new species to hunt, or a new way to capture the stoke."
He loves the unique variety of marine life one finds in these kelp forests. Strange leopard sharks, not dangerous to Spearo's, Black Sea bass weighting to try and steal a catch from divers and of course the White Ghost or most commonly known as the White Sea Bass. White Sea Bass are a fish that take some serious time in the water to be successful with. Austin spends countless hours floating amongst the kelp waiting for one of these Beauties to pass by.