Zane Schweitzer’s “Deep Blue” Day on Maui

Zane Schweitzer’s “Deep Blue” Day on Maui

There is little debate when it comes to pro paddler Zane Schweitzer’s ability on the water. The multi-sport athlete is a force to be reckoned with on anything from windsurfing to standup paddling. In addition to recently winning the 2017 Ultimate Waterman–a nine-day, eight-discipline event–for the second year in a row, Schweitzer also recently spent some time tapping into his Hawaiian roots.

In this video, the Maui local spends a day paddling and exploring the language, knowledge and cultural wisdom of ancient Hawaii. This includes practicing a sustainable lifestyle that is healthy for both the environment and the individual. It’s all part of Starboard’s new environmental initiative called Blue, for which Schweitzer is a key ambassador.

As part of their new environmental push, Starboard is using a cutting-edge plant-based epoxy to make their new fleet of boards. In addition, they are also planting a mangrove for each board they sell and partnering with several eco-minded organizations as part of an effort to eliminate their CO2 footprint and become a truly sustainable brand.

So check out this video and learn more about Hawaiian culture and the importance of sustainability.

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