News Archive for March 2010

Kimi Werner of Team Beuchat Holds Eight Hawai'i State Spearfishing Records

Kimi Werner of Team Beuchat Holds Eight Hawai'i State Spearfishing Records(click to enlarge)

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Kimi Werner of Team Beuchat Holds Eight Hawai’i State Spearfishing Records

LAKE WORTH, FL – March 24, 2010 – SpearoTek, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Beuchat International in the U.S., announced today that Kimi Werner, 2008 Women’s National Spearfishing Champion and member of Team Beuchat, now holds seven Hawai’i state spearfishing records.  All of Werner’s fish were captured within the “spirit” of spearfishing guidelines insofar as each fish was a wild, unrestricted, uninjured fish speared unassisted with a muscle-powered device while breath-hold diving during daylight hours. This accomplishment further secures Werner as one of the truly elite women athletes in the sport.

Werner’s record-breaking fish include a 21.8-pound ahi (yellowfin), a 3.49-pound white saddle goatfish (kumu), a 3.5-pound ala’ihi (squirrelfish), a 2.3-pound double-barred goatfish (munu), an 8.1-pound mu (porgy), an 11.6-pound redlip parrotfish (whiptail uhu), a 3.16 pound weke nono, and an 8.2-pound yellow spot (ulua island jack). Beuchat spearguns such as the Marlin Carbone 1150, Mundial 900, and Marlin Pacific 1150 have dominated Werner’s records as the weapon of choice.  In addition to these records, Werner took first place at the International Pacific Cup in April 2008 and first place in the mixed division of the 2008 USA National Championships of Spearfishing in Rhode Island. She was also named Rookie of the Year in 2008.

“For me diving is all about enjoying the beauty of the ocean, the hunt, and the resulting meal,” says Werner, “shooting records is just a fun bonus.  Sometimes I submit my catches, sometimes I don’t.  I think it’s great to have a system where we can have a friendly competition and show our big catches, but at the end of the day, record or no record, it’s all about the dive.” Werner, who was signed to Team Beuchat last May, grew up on Maui and started fishing and diving at the age of four. Werner’s place on Team Beuchat places her with the likes of legendary spear fishermen such as three Time World Champion Pedro Carbonell, the anchor athlete of Team Beuchat.

Founded in the 1930s, Beuchat has been involved in the development of all aspects of underwater activities. SpearoTek, Inc. is a leading U.S. wholesale distribution company for the most innovative spearfishing and freediving equipment from around the world. Through extensive research, development and testing, SpearoTek, Inc. is first when it comes to bringing cutting-edge spearfishing technology to U.S. markets.

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