Daniel Koval & Kristin Kuba

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Daniel Koval & Kristin Kuba are top American freediving athletes based in Hawaii.

They are deep divers heading to the top of their game with a bright future ahead of them in the competitive arena. I’ll let them tell the rest of their story, lets dive!

In this episode we discuss:

How to say Hawaii?
How was their experience in The Philippines?
Kristin is a Hawaiian local! Daniel is from Orange County, California.
Kristin did her first course with Daniel.
How skateboarding skills transferred to freediving.
Daniel did his first courses with Martin Stepanek.
Kristin works in the beauty industry.
What is a commercial spearfisher?
How does a spearfishing competition actually work?
Is spearfishing every good for the environment?
A paradigm shift in Daniel’s diving around 55m.
Experiences with injuries related to packing.
Kristin had a similar experience breaking through a barrier to depth.
A terrible time at the 2017 Roatan World Championships.
About pushing too much for depth.
What form does their training take throughout the year?
The guys are getting ready for the CMAS world championships in Roatan.
Imparting the most crucial advice.
A very demanding cat.
The morning routine.
Daniel’s recommended book is Light on Yoga by B. K. S. Iyengar, and Kristin recommends Stranger Things on Netflix and we recommend the Ip Man films.
Plans and aspirations for the future.
A shout-out to Sayuri Kinoshita.

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