Kristy Taylor

Spearfishing pulls together so many challenging aspects that I love: ocean, breath hold, conditioning, hunting, equipment, patience, pursuit, accuracy, love, danger, adrenaline, defeat, beauty, fish, travel, friends, dinner, sustainability, etc. It's challenging enough to keep me completely enthralled, and rewarding enough to fuel my addiction. I’m so stoked that I have found another aspect of life that challenges me and makes me feel alive. Being raised in Maui, I spent most of my life surrounded by, and in, the ocean. Years ago my closest guy friends got really into spearfishing and  I was always so stoked by the fact that they could go out for a dive and come home with fish for dinner.  I started tagging along, watching, and learning as much as I could. Over time, and with daily practice, I grew into the water woman I am today.  I ask for nothing more then being in the ocean and bringing home fresh caught fish for friends and family.  It doesn't get any better. 


Notable Achievements:

 My biggest achievement in life is having a total blast everytime I get in the ocean for a dive… 
I got lucky and scored a nice sailfish, which landed me the IUSA women’s world record for a Pacific Sailfish in 2015.  


Palau, New Zealand, Tahiti, Tonga, Maui, Kauai, Big Island, Oahu.  

Favorite Fish:

Uku & Ono (aka Jobfish and Wahoo) are my absolute favorites to hunt and eat.  I love hunting Uku because they are so delicious for Sashimi, Poke, or even cooked. Uku are exciting to hunt because they are usually found in deeper water so it's always a fun challenge, although hunting Ono has been my favorite pastime lately.  All I want to do is drift in the blue and wait for one to come in! 


Favorite Recipe:

Uku Poke 

Ingredient list:










2 cups fresh caught Uku filleted & cubed 

3 chopped Green onion 

1/2 Maui Onion, diced 

1/2 tsp. Red Chili Flakes or Sambal 

1/3 cup Aloha Soy Sauce 

1 tsp. Sesame oil 

Hawaiian sea salt to taste 


In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix lightly. Cover and chill before serving .  

Note:  Best eaten with chop sticks.  Avocado & rice are great additions.  Serve over warm sticky rice for poke bowl!