2018 Book Launch #2: Bend, OR

What an awesome trip I had for my book launch in Bend, Oregon March 12-19. I had the opportunity to meet with High Lakes ElementaryPonderosa Elementary SchoolBend Senior High SchoolSkjersaa's10 Barrel Brewing CompanyGroove YogaMt. Bachelor Rotary and the amazing people of Bend sharing some aloha and words of encouragement with the kids and community!

I felt the aloha spirit very warm and present everywhere I went in Bend. We were welcomed with so much aloha and hospitality everywhere we went from official engagements and book launches of Beneath the Surface to casual interactions surfing the River Wave in Bend's down town section of the Deschutes River. The stoke and friendships grew as we were totally immersed in nature at Mt Bachelor. One day was all snow angels (thanks, Kimberly Yap) and snowshoeing (mahalo Ed Shasek) and snowboarding with so many rad riders at Mt Bachelor!

Mahalo nui loa to everyone who we got to share good times with including Elder Sup, the Shasek 'ohana, the Kjellesvik 'ohana, Bend Youth Brigade Paddle TeamStand on LiquidOnboard Snowboarding Magazine 10 Barrel East Side and more!

Mahalo to all my supporters and sponsors for believing in me and my mission to Innovate and Inspire!
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The students at Ponderosa Elementary created this after my talk - #InnovateandInspire

Amazing Chumphon, Thailand with Zane Schweitzer

This article and video are from Starboard's website

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Zane Schweitzer on his seventh trip to Starboard’s HQ in Thailand was invited to travel to the Southern islands with a group of Thai Stand Up Ambassadors with SUP boards. This is a recap of this incredible trip. #LiveTheTikiLife @starboardsup

Zane Schweitzer is the Ultimate Waterman again in 2017

This is from Starboard's website where my recaps and updates can be seen first

For the second year in a row, Maui’s Zane Schweitzer has been crowned The Ultimate Waterman, prevailing in a test of skill, strength and spirit that has seen eight athletes tackle eight disciplines in nine days, throughout the Southland region of New Zealand.

Needing to finish no worse than fourth in the final discipline, Schweitzer has done just that, coming in behind Jackson Maynard (AUS), Connor Baxter (HAW) and Chuck Glynn (USA) in the 16 kilometre waka ama (outrigger) paddle.

The result pushed Schweitzer to a total of 7250 points, beating Maynard by 340 points, with Caio Vaz (BRA) a further 155 back. Maynard vaulted from fourth to second with his victory in the outrigger, in what is his first appearance in the event.

For Schweitzer, it’s the culmination of hard work and knowledge passed down from his parents and grandparents. “I hope they are all so proud, because I’m proud and super grateful to keep on carrying the torch. I’m going to hold it humbly and proudly, and bring The Ultimate Waterman title back to Maui” Schweitzer enthused.

Schweitzer has no doubt he’ll be back in New Zealand next year and keep pushing himself. “As athletes, we want to always strive for excellence. It’s so important to learn from our past mistakes and past successes, and continue to be mindful, while we push ourselves to the max.”

It brings to a close an incredible week of action on, in and out of the water, as the Watermen and event organisers enjoyed incredible support and hospitality from everyone around the Southland region.
Through Red Bull TV’s coverage of The Ultimate Waterman, Southland’s, stunning coastline and majestic scenery has gone to a worldwide audience of more than one billion people.

 

The five episodes of Red Bull TV’s Ultimate Waterman series can be viewed at https://www.redbull.tv/live/AP-1R7YZ2UK51W11/the-ultimate-waterman

The final points table is:

Zane Schweitzer              HAW            7250
Jackson Maynard           AUS              6910
Caio Vaz                         BRA              6755
Connor Baxter                 HAW            6623
Manoa Drollet                 PFY              6516
Daniel Kereopa               NZL              6408
Chuck Glynn                   USA              5528
Coco Nogales                 MEX             4860

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