Zane has been a waterman since birth. When he’s not surfing, Zane might be gliding through the wind kitesurfing or windsurfing, fishing with his father, diving, or training by paddling, swimming or body surfing. 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 and always has fun doing the multitude of sports that he loves everywhere he goes. In 2015, Zane’s focus on his goals became more refined. While still holding his reputation of being a true entertainer and all around personality, Zane became 100% focused on achieving his dreams of being known as a waterman and world champ. He spent just as much time having fun, giving back to his community, being active in Standup for the CURE and hosting InZane SUPer Grom clinics.
Zane’s greatest personal achievements have not been his competition results or world ranking stats, rather, Zane cares deeply for the wellbeing of others and the preservation of our planet. In 2012 he and his family co-founded “Stand Up for the Cure”; a Stand Up Paddle Event that has raised over $650,000 for uninsured cancer patients in the past 5 years alone. He started his own “InZane SUPer Groms”; where he teaches children at home and around the world how to surf and share Aloha while taking care of each other and our oceans.
Recently, Zane has taken on the role of a motivational speaker at School’s in Hawai’i and across the U.S, sharing his inspirational message of Innovate & Inspire by Sharing 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. Living a healthy and active lifestyle while cultivating a responsibility for taking care of our planet and making it a better place for all. Zane lives this daily.
Zane has been sponsored by Starboard for over 10 years — a watersports company certified B Corporation showcasing what ‘business for good’ looks like.
Below: Zane with the Plastic Tides crew at Pacific Paddle Games 2017 !