ZANE KEKOA PARDUE SCHWEITZER
PHOTO'S BY MAT5O MEDIA & THE ULTIMATE WATERMAN
Zane Schweitzer has been a waterman since birth. When he’s not surfing, Zane might be gliding through the wind kitesurfing or windsurfing, fishing with his father, diving, or training by paddling, swimming or body surfing. Zane is also an avid Dirt Bike Racer and loves to spending time flying through the Mountains with his Dad and his brother, Matty.
Zane has been fortunate enough to travel and compete all around the world. At the early age of only 11 years old, Zane was already competing internationally and hasn’t stopped since. He has been around the globe quite a few times by now. Wherever he goes, his journals travel with him. Through these journals Zane has collected a lifetime of stories, adventures, and a powerful message to share. In 2017 Zane published his first book, Beneath the Surface. (Available on this website and on Amazon)
Zane had the honor of competing in the Ultimate Waterman event in New Zealand in 2016 and 2017. It is an event comprised of 8 different watersports. Eight of the top athletes in each discipline live and compete together. He was fortunate to gain his second win at The Ultimate Waterman event (2016 and 2017). In his book you can share these, and so many other, adventures with him. For example, he shares the exact pages from his journals that led to his earning the ISA World title in Fiji in 2017.
WHO IS ZANE KEKOA SCHWEITZER? This video by The Inertia and Cobian says it best!
In the spring of 2017, Zane had the honor of participating in Parley for the Oceans - Ocean School. This experience is detailed in his book, and it changed his perspective on what "living a full life" means. That learning journey sparked Zane's mission to be an ECO Ambassador for the Ocean, the environment and to #innovateandinspire the next generation. His knowledge and connection with the ocean all stem from a lifetime in the Ocean.
However, what Zane is most respected and loved for is his philanthropic work he does world wide. Zane’s greatest personal achievements have not been his competition results or world ranking stats... Zane cares deeply for the wellbeing of others and the preservation of our planet. In 2012 Zane and his family co-founded “Stand Up for the Cure”; a Stand Up Paddle Event that has raised over $1,000,000 for uninsured cancer patients in the past 7 years alone. He founded his own “InZane SUPer Groms” where he teaches children at home and around the world how to surf and share Aloha while taking care of each other and our oceans. He is a Global Ambassador for multiple organizations such as Mighty Under Dogs, Access Surf, Thera Surf, Surfer’s Healing, One Ocean, and more...
Recently, Zane has taken on the role of a motivational speaker at School’s here in Hawai’i and across the U.S, sharing his inspirational message of Innovate & Inspire by sharing Aloha around the world. Teaching the next generation the importance of following their dreams by finding what is important to them and then sharing it with others is core to all his presentations to young people. Living a healthy and active lifestyle while learning our responsibility (kuleana) of taking care of our planet by making it a better place for all is key to who Zane is. As you explore this website you will come to understand who Zane is and what it means to BE A ZANIAC.
He is also grateful to once again be supported by his loyal sponsors for 2018 (some of them have been his sponsors for over 10 years!): Starboard, Vitargo, Cobian, Honolua Surf Co, Black Project, and Maui Jim Sunglasses. Without every one of them, he would not have been able to accomplish what he has. Zane’s gratitude is unrivaled, and as he travels, he is always promoting all his sponsors to every one he meets.
CHECK OUT ONE OF ZANE'S MOST RECENT PHILANTHROPIC EVENTS BELOW
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