WND&WVS podcast with Zane Schweitzer on the STOKE of stand up foiling!

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Zane Schweitzer Starbaord Go Foil
Starboard team rider Zane Schweitzer talks about the mechanics of stand up foilboarding and it's best uses in the water.
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Starboard team rider, SUP Kids ambassador and 2016’s Ultimate Waterman Zane Schweitzer talks with Russ Scully of WND&WVS surf shop in Burlington VT about Zane’s incredible 2016 season and his deep knowledge on the subject of stand up foiling.

Russ Scully of WND&WVS got to spend some time with Zane last September at the Starboard World Dealer’s conference in San Diego and witnessed those magical rides between Zane and Connor Baxter riding their foil boards behind windsurfers, party boats, and electric bikes in Mission Bay during that event.  It was an explosion of innovation between two lifelong friends and watermen out there having a good time on the water.

“Nature is so much a part of our lives that its the only way for us to ground ourselves.  The only way for us to connect and realign ourselves for the chaos of the day… The ocean’s always there for your refuge and for peace of mind to ground yourself.”
– Zane Schweitzer

Later that week during the World Dealer’s conference, Zane and his bother Matty, held some of the first stand up paddle foiling clinics ever done on a brand new low speed foil designed by Alex Aguerra of Go Foil.

“After watching Zane patiently coach each person up onto the foil then masterfully demonstrating how a pro-level rider does it, I knew this was the guy to tell us where we are and where we’re headed in the crazy new world of foiling.”
– Russ Scully, WNDNWVS

Zane and Russ talk about his year, Zane’s passion for and the mechanics of stand up foiling.  Zane discusses safety measures surrounding starting to foil and surf zone safety and shares his absolute stoke for this new vehicle for expression on the water.  His humility and depth of connection to his Maui roots make this talk an inspiration on so many levels.

Aloha Zane!  Looking forward to more good things ahead.

 

 

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Evelyn O'Doherty, editor & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0 is a former school teacher gone rogue. She left her career as a teacher in order to spend more time near or on the water after learning to surf turned her life around (upsidedown?). She is a year-round surfer and paddler living on the eastern tip of Long Island in NY who is a certified SUP instructor, seasoned SUP racer and avid longboard surfer. Evelyn was hired as Online Editor to Standup Journal in 2016. Her passion for the project quickly led to her success and eventually taking over the mag herself in Oct. 2018. Today, as editor, publisher and chief bottle washer at Standup Journal, Evelyn keeps her toes wet writing, traveling, paddling, surfing, and learning to foil. You can find her most days paddling out on Gardiner's Bay or surfing Ditch Plains in Montauk, NY.