Folks! I know I’ve been slacking, so to make up for it I sat down with Zane and Matty Schweitzer last week and we had a 2 hour technical skills discussion. We covered stroke technique vs. board size/volume. Hydrofoils in the lineup. Foot position for turns. Zane’s five tips for folks starting to paddle surf. The Pacific Paddle Games. The Ultimate Waterman. Matty’s settings and camera recommendation to film surfing to aid in deliberate practice.
I know you’re gonna love this discussion, and some of the meat is nearer the end, so try to get it all.
Zane and Matty Schweitzer and Connor Baxter come on the show to recount their Jaws (Peahi) Adventure. The short of it is a broken axel, flipped boat, and rescue mission… Enjoy and learn… E
Zane is currently ranked 2nd in the world, and as I write this from Huntington Beach, he could be the world champ in less than 48 hours. On the podcast he discusses what a title would mean to him, how he’s battled back from a rough year to be in the shape he’s in right now and how right before his win in Tahiti Matty had a very intense medical emergency.
On Matty’s part, brother of a world tour competitor and photographer/videographer, I was excited to gain his perspective on the sport of SUP surfing and it’s place in Hawaiian surf culture. Matty films the best back home on Maui and his videos are incredible.
I was stoked that along with the episode, Matty produced a video of Zane to include with the release. The video is a summer of travels for Zane and it includes footage from his Tahiti victory.
Zane Schweitzer – Summer Travels from PaddleWoo on Vimeo.