Zane Schweitzer

Alrighty then…we’ve been involved in helping to organize the SUP surf contest starting Friday in Ventura…and, we’ve got Starboard team riders Zane Scwheitzer (grandson of the co-inventor of windsurfing, Hoyle) and Sean Poynter all signed up…along with Hobie team riders Chuck Patterson…3X world longboard champion Colin McPhilips…Bryce Saeman who pioneerd the Wedge last Summer with his bro TJ…Byron Kurt…etc…along with a host of above average local yocals…minus Treve (our dark horse sandbagger) who couldn’t get off work…

What we just witnessed at weak Bedwetters (Leadbetters) this afternoon has me withdrawing my entry form…I’m out…

I’m never gonna do a headstand on a 7′ SUP…or, ride tandem on a 10’er…or toss my paddle in the air and catch it mid-cutback like a magician…etc…I’m pretty much all about riding waves…the bigger the better…and, the forecast for this coming weekend is for pretty normal sized Summer south swells…so, I’m letting the kid have it…I’ll be behind the lens…there were a couple of guys out there this afternoon trying way too hard to make it look way too hard…;-)

If that ain’t enough to give you pause…world champion windsurfer Matt Pritchard shows up with his son…and, immediately takes to a SUP land sesh…tick…tock…tick…tock…only a matter of time until all of us geezers are replaced…tick…tock…tick…tock…;-)

Look at the size of the paws on this kid…he picked the paddle up on his own accord…holy shmoly…he’s gonna be a monster…Pritchard and Colgate genes to boot…;-)

WARDOGZane Schweitzer