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A video showing freediver and spearfishing expert Kimi Werner taking a ride on a friendly shark has gone viral.

In the short film 'Variables' (scroll down for the video) fearless Kimi Werner, who grew up in Maui - the second largest Hawaiian island, shows off her diving skills and takes an underwater ride on the dorsal fin of a great white shark.

Werner, who won the U.S. National Spearfishing Championship in 2008, is an 'ambassador' for Californian high-end adventure clothing brand Patagonia, who support environmental causes.

“My earliest years were spent growing up in a small shack in Haiku, Maui....we were apparently very poor back then, but my sister and I never knew it. Life was magical. Living simply off of the land and ocean gave us our values,” she told Patagonia.

“The moment I took up freediving and spearfishing again, I reconnected to the happiness of my childhood."

In the video below, Werner 'treads the line between predator and prey' by well and truly getting amongst the aquatic wildlife. Spectacular stuff.

Images: YouTube/Patagonia


Video: Freediving champ Kimi Werner swims with great white shark, grabs its dorsal fin
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