Fish for the Future

JULIE RIFFE

I started spearfishing at 12 years old, following my dad's path. He has been a great influence in my life and motivated me to pursue my dreams.

Being born and raised around this sport it seemed only natural that I was going to follow in his footsteps.

I was fortunate enough to travel the world in my 20s and 30s while raising my two daughters, Kaelyn and Sierra. I shared my passion with them, spearfishing impressive game and meeting amazing people along the way. They are now spearfishing themselves and following in their mother's footsteps.

This journey has given me so much pride in what I do and growth as a woman in the sport. I am privileged to have participated in events like National, World and Local competitions. 

Notable catches among others:

Wahoo, 82 lbs

Yellowfin tuna, 92 lbs

White sea bass, 42 lbs

Bluefin tuna, 67 lbs

White sea bass, 42 lbs

Halibut, 32 lbs

Mahi, 24 lbs

 

Notable achievements:

 

  • 2x National womens team spearfishing champion (1996, 1998)
  • 1st place womens largest fish in Malibu, 1998
  • IUSA world record Amaco amberjack (2005)
  • Currently work with my family at Riffe International manufacturing spearguns sold around the world.