EUROPEAN SPEARFISHING RECORDS ASSOCIATION
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Art Pinder's world of adventure revolved around the sea - a world he conquered with a primitive, simple weapon called a sling. With this underwater bow and arrow, he brought down legendary fish - a 7-foot sailfish, a 10-foot tiger shark, and a 587-pound Goliath Grouper.
Armed with homemade diving equipment crafted by their father, Art and his brothers were some of the first to venture into the underwater world while it was still a foreign and mysterious place. For years the Pinder brothers dominated the sport of underwater hunting. In a class by themselves, they were undefeated for many years. In a surprising move, jealous tournament directors kicked Art out of competitions. However, that was not the end of Art's hunting career - he made an amazing comeback decades later.
Just as intriguing, Art's fascinating journey on land touched the lives of famous personalities, including: producer Frank Satenstein, journalist and Ambassador Clare Boothe Luce, boat builder Don Aronow, actress Esther Williams, and multi-millionaire Huntington Hartford and his wife Marjorie Steele.
No matter where Art went, men admired him and women were drawn to him. Art's magical journey was filled with ocean adventures, shark encounters, life-saving rescues, irresistible seductions, and practical jokes - all against the backdrop of Miami Beach in it's heyday.
Every sport has it's legend. In the spearfishing world, Art Pinder will always be remembered as the King of Sling.
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