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?
Local sensation, Casper Steinfath overcame a second-place finish in the semi-final to deliver a commanding gold-medal performance in the 200-meter SUP Sprint Race Final to close a spectacular weekend of SUP racing in Copenhagen at the 2017 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship. .
Since its inception in 2012, the International Surfing Association’s (ISA) World SUP and Paddleboard Championship has been the most exciting event of the year for the fastest growing watersport in the world.
The countdown is on for the 2017 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship.
While Australia won the overall team champion trophy for the fourth time, Kai Lenny’s extraordinary closing sprint propelled Hawaii to gold in the team relay race. .
The 2016 Fiji ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship is set to kick off on Saturday, 12th November.