Zane a waterman since he was a keiki

This 15X World Champion and 2X Ultimate Waterman leads a full and present life.

When he’s not surfing, standup paddling or foiling, Zane might be gliding through the wind kitesurfing or windsurfing. One of his favorite pastimes is fishing with his father or diving in the beautiful waters of Maui. At least 6 days a week he enjoys paddling,  swimming or body surfing as part of his training routine.

Zane is also an avid dirt bike racer and loves to spend time flying through the Maui mountains with his Dad and his brother, Matty. The way Zane lives every day to the fullest has become synonymous with his nickname, InZane.

This website is designed to connect you with a community of like-minded people who feel an affinity with InZane’s Life.

Zaniac

A nickname Zane earned throughout his youth, while launching himself into every sport his older brother and friends enjoyed, was “Zaniac.” Zane likes to explain what Zaniac means to him:

“The word ‘maniac’ can mean someone who is obsessively enthusiastic. Zaniac may have originated from the way I give 110% to whatever I do. Over time I developed a relentlessness in pursuit of both my dreams and acknowledging gratitude. Each day begins with reflection and mindfulness around goals and purpose. I am blessed.”

Unique to my mission and message is a practice of journaling inspired by Sustainable Surf’s “Deep Blue Life” project. From team-building to saving our Ocean, from adventures and intimate stories to innovation and inspiration – I look forward to sharing the Zaniac spirit with you.

Zane with his board leaning on fence at the beach

Waterman + Author

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 for sale 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 in 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.

Open, vulnerable and a master story-teller, Zane welcomes you to this online community. Conversation is a huge part of the community.

Book cover of "Beneath the Surface" by Zane Kekoa Schweitzer
Buy one, Buy Two 🙂

InZane SUPer Grom Clinics

Working with young people and inspiring the next generation of eco-stewards is a high priority for Zane. His InZane SUPer Grom Clinics have been provided to young people around the world, often getting kids into the water, swimming and surfing for the first time in their lives. Respect for the ocean and beach cleanups are always part of the fun.

CHECK OUT ONE OF ZANE’S PAST INZANE SUPER GROM CLINICS

More Recent InZane SUPer Grom Clinic

Sunset Foiling on Maui with Lights on! Filmed and Edited by MAT5O MEDIA

Foiling Home Break (2017) FILMED AND EDITED BY MAT5O MEDIA

SUPer Grom in wheelchair with no problem

Ambassador + Speaker

As an ECO and Aloha Ambassador Zane has added speaking engagements to his global work. From schools to businesses, to Rotary Clubs, along with community and SUP events, audiences come away motivated, inspired, entertained and full of the “Zaniac” spirit.

Recently, Zane has taken on the role of a motivational speaker at schools here in Hawai’i and across the U.S, sharing his inspirational message of Innovate & Inspire. This endeavor helps Zane share 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 Zane better and what it means to BE A ZANIAC and to live an InZaneLIFE.

Zane is also grateful to once again be supported by his loyal sponsors for 2019 (some of them have been his sponsors for over 10 years!):

Starboard, Matuse, Maui Jim Sunglasses, Honolua Surf Co, Black Project, Parley and EcoXGear.

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.

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