Zane Crowned King of the Lane in Santa Cruz
The Santa Cruz Paddlefest did not disappoint! I was super stoked to win the event and still have time to be able to do some book launch events for  Beneath the Surface, a beach cleanup and host an InZane SUPer Grom clinic. It was a great week.

Online Editor for Standup Journal, Evelyn O'Doherty, shared my recap of the event. You can check out the full story and photos here.
Immediately after the Santa Cruz Paddlefest I flew to Thailand to the Starboard Headquarters to work on board and foil R&D. Then Sean Poynter, Benoit Carpentier, Daniel Hasulyo and I all jumped on a plane with the Starboard crew to test even more boards in the waves of Bali. We all had a blast!

Look for plenty of innovations from Starboard coming up. Next, I spent 26 hours flying and traveling to get from Thailand to Maui. Even though I was only home for a short and sweet 7 hours, I was so grateful to see my ‘Ohana, dogs, my garden and wake up in my own bed before jetting off again.

Now  I’m Stoked to be in Tahiti with the Starboard “Dream Team.” Look for more photos soon.
Mahalo to WESTIN Waterman Maui (click link to register) for sponsoring a beach clean-up on April 22 on the Ocean Lawn at the resort.

Bringing awareness to our environment and respect for the ocean to their guests and to our community is our kuleana (our responsibility) I am pleased to be a part of their project.

Check-in is 7 am. If you can't be on Maui, you can collect your own #pocketofplastic wherever you are. Post and tag your photos.
When your lifestyle is active - no matter what you do or where you travel, it's often tough to find healthy snacks made of real food. The variety of flavors and top quality of R.E.D.D. Bars are perfect for on-the-go or meal replacement.

InZane Clinics Coming To You!
Zane will be competing at the Quiksilver Waterman Carolina Cup April 18-22. You can sign up for clinics and private lessons before and/or after the event. The clinics will focus on Safe Practice and progression in a variety of ocean sports such as, Stand Up Paddling (Race and SUPSurf), Surfing and Hydrofoil and is also available for private lessons.

Be sure to visit the NC Coastal Federation booth at the event. $5 of each BENEATH THE SURFACE book sold will be donated to that organization - the featured charity for the event. I will be available for book signings.

Live The Deep Blue Life

I have been inspired by many leaders, experts and passionate innovators. In recent years I have been fortunate to learn from many ECO Advocates whose mission to save our oceans, reduce the use of plastics and improve the well-being of marine life made an enormous impact on me. I know that I can use my network and influence to change habits and inspire millions to innovate in their own way. FOLLOW the story of my BLUE LIFE JOURNAL and join the community here.
I travel almost 10 months a year and my time at home on Maui is precious. One of my favorite things to do when I am on Maui is to host an InZane SUPer Grom clinic at Launiupoko Beach Park. We have fun, learn to be safe, always clean up the beach, and always avoid single use plastic.

I have the honor of meeting many SUPer Groms. This month we are featuring an avid surfer - and reader, Connor Macleod . He's 8 years old and is already half way through BENEATH THE SURFACE. I hope he is inspired to write his gratitude, memories and amazing days into a journal like I did - starting at a very young age. I f you want to nominate yourself or someone else, just use my CONTACT form
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