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I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote

- Herman Melville

Zane Kekoa Schweitzer is singularly focused on the task at hand: Defending his gold medal in SUP surfing from the 2016 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship in Cloudbreak, Fiji.

But once the tournament ends, he's got a whole lot else on his plate. At that point he'll go back to juggling appearances on the windsurfing world tour and the SUP world tour; he'll continue promoting his soon-to-be released memoir Beneath the Surface, which covers his life growing up in Hawaii and his journey as a world champion windsurfer and stand-up paddler; and, last but not least, he'll turn 24 (on September 15). The Outdoor Journal spoke to Zane last week about the Championship, his career and some of his most inZane stories. So where does the name "Kekoa" come from?

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