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FSDA State Freedive Spearfishing Championships - April 4, 2008 The Florida Skin Divers Association will be hosting The Annual State Freedive Spearfishing Championship on Friday April 13, (Good Luck) 2008 in Tarpon Springs.

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Old 02-17-2008, 01:07 PM   #1
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2008 State Freedive Spearfishing Championship

The Florida Skin Divers Association will be hosting The 2008 Florida State Freedive Spearfishing Championships on April 4th in Tarpon Springs. For more information and registration go to the FSDA website at www.divefsda.com
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Old 02-19-2008, 12:02 AM   #2
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Re: 2008 State Freedive Spearfishing Championship

Hey GR, here are the winners you posted last year:

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The Top Ten Individual Scores:
1. Chad Palan = 103.16
2. Michelle Lechuga = 90.08
3. Kyle Kenyon = 86.84
4. Jose Santeiro = 81.15
5. Hank Juntunen = 79.91
6. G. R. Tarr = 77.62
7. Ciro Lenord = 75.54
8. David Shelton = 70.78
9. Chris Hill = 68.70
10. Charlie Moore = 64.00

And here are the winning teams from last year:

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The Top Ten Team Scores
1. Pescasub (Kyle Kenyon, Jose Santiero, Michelle Lechuga) = 258.07
2. It's Gotta Hurt (Sheri Daye, Hank Juntunen, Chad Palan) = 217.97
3. Seals Dive Team (Charlie Moore, David Shelton, Sammy Carlino) = 187.83
4. Red Tide Dive Team ( Ritchie Zacker, G.R. Tarr, Sasa Bratic) = 177.23
5. Miami Freedivers = (Ciro Lenord, Sergie Lopez, Eric Salado) 158.21
6. E-Searider = (Richard Daniels, Pat Bennett, Chris Hill) 148.92
7. Running With Scisors = (Ed Walker, Blake Gaylord, Johnny Lumley) 130.36
8. Chicken McNuggets =(Jerremy Gamble, Jared McGraff, Steve Bennett)95.88
9. Oceans in Action = (Chris Gardinal, Jerry Guerra, Wayne Butts) 88.82
10. Bubblepack Junkies(John Schmidt, Scott Hooker, Howie Scarborough)76.77
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Old 02-20-2008, 11:04 AM   #3
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Re: 2008 State Freedive Spearfishing Championship

Thanks!! Stealth Stoners will be attending...
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:50 PM   #4
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Re: 2008 State Freedive Spearfishing Championship

Team Running with Scissors will be there. Looking like a great turnout this year. Several new teams joining up from all sides of the state.
I know of a few potential rides available if any one is looking to hook-up for the tourney.
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Old 03-03-2008, 03:38 PM   #5
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I've always wanted to do this tournament. Anybody looking for a 3rd teammate?

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Old 03-03-2008, 10:21 PM   #6
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Re: 2008 State Freedive Spearfishing Championship

I'm also looking to join a team, anybody looking for a third diver???

What are the usual water temps in Tarpon Springs in early April?
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Old 03-11-2008, 01:17 AM   #7
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It varies depending on the timing of any cold fronts but usually around 70 degrees. Vis can be great at that time of year, again, depends on how long its been calm. Last year we had top to bottom vis in 40 feet. This will most likely also be the last year you can take 5 gags.
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Old 03-20-2008, 10:56 AM   #8
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I might have a boat for hire if a team needs a good platform with great numbers.
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Old 03-23-2008, 11:44 AM   #9
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Re: 2008 State Freedive Spearfishing Championship

Hey all, Looking to go to this tournament (thought it would be at the end of april for some reason - got caught off guard).

If anyone is looking for a 3rd diver, let me know via PM or 954.554.8991
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Old 03-23-2008, 03:44 PM   #10
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Re: 2008 State Freedive Spearfishing Championship

I am still looking to be a third person on a team, let me know if anyone has a spot that opens up.

Also, I have a buddy that is also a great freediving spearo that would want to go, so if anyone in the Tampa area has a boat and wants to shoot this tourney we can join you. We have also been offered some productive numbers in the tourney area, so it's no big deal if you don't have any numbers.

Finally, if you have a boat and want to take out some divers I'm sure I could find a third person for a team. We will cover all the gas and can give you some cash for your expenses within reason. I REALLY don't want to tow my boat up there.

Thanks guys, let me know if any of you can help me out.

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Old 03-24-2008, 07:48 AM   #11
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Re: 2008 State Freedive Spearfishing Championship

hey Kris, let's see if we can put a team together. There'd be you, me and we could ask Scott.

Capt gene in this thread seems to have a good contact. Let me know.

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Old 04-01-2008, 07:19 PM   #12
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Re: 2008 State Freedive Spearfishing Championship

The vis is awesome and the fish are in thick. This could be the best fish and vis combination that this tournament has ever had. If you are on the fence it is time to get a game plan together. The liars at NOAA are calling for 2-3 foot seas wich makes it doable for just about any size boat.
It looks like we will have about 12 teams +/-. Even if you can't make the tournament you should come to watch the weigh-in.

Good luck to all
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Old 04-02-2008, 05:11 PM   #13
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best of luck and dive safe!!! sorry team mountain chicken from KW wont make it this year, you all know about the restaurant, so big fish, calm seas and safe a shore!!!
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So any news on the results........
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Old 04-04-2008, 08:27 PM   #15
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The winners out of a field of approximately 40 contestants are:

First Place Individual - Sasa Bratic

Second Place Individual - Harolf Dean

Third Place Individual - GR Tarr



First Place Team - Red Tide

Second Place Team - Bohica


Congratulations Everyone!
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