What inspires YOU to live a fuller Deep Blue Life? A video with Zane Kekoa Schweitzer

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Sean Poynter and Zane Schweitzer are both inspired watermen.  In this video, they take a moment after a really fun session in Malibu to talk about what inspires them to live closer to the earth and embody what, in the Hawaiian culture, “Pono” is all about.  These two young men explore what it means to live a Deep Blue Life, connected to the ocean and preserving the health of it.

Let’s all begin to think how we too can Live a Deep Blue Life. Watch the the short interview with Zane to learn more.  Please help inspire others by sharing it!


Live a Deep Blue Life and be a protector of our oceans

Zane Schweitzer and Sean Poynter are both inspired athletes and watermen.  They are each deeply committed – through their relationship to the water and Starboard Sup – to preserving our natural environment, specifically through eliminating plastic as much as they can in their daily lives to protect our marine environment.

In this short video, Zane speaks of his background in the Hawaiian culture and how the concept of ‘Pono’ drives him to preserve the health of our oceans.  Deeply inspiring as always, Zane’s dedication to living what Starboard has coined #theDeepBlueLife brings us all to greater awareness of the steps we can take to live more consciously.

“Being aware and then taking initiative for what inspires YOU to want to continue to take that next step.  That’s the start of a Deep Blue Life.” -Zane Schweitzer

To learn more about simple ways you can take steps to living in balance with the planet, check out:  Starboard Blue, a whole new initiative to create positive change and inspire others.  With links and videos to get you thinking, Starboard Blue is the wave of the future.  Aloha, Starboard & thank YOU for leading the charge!

Film by:  Matty Schweitzer & Georgia Schoenfeld


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Evelyn O’Doherty
Evelyn O'Doherty, owner & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0, worked her way up the ranks in the world of stand up paddling. A former surfer gone rogue, Evelyn stepped onto a SUP for the first time in 2009 when a plaguing neck injury kept her out of the water from surfing. Discovering the core benefits and expanded perspective on the water that stand up paddling brings, Ev immediately was hooked. She became a strong SUP racer in the North East and a year-round SUP surfer, gathering multiple top brand sponsorships including becoming a team rider for Starboard SUP and a national ambassador for Kialoa, as well as celebrating all aspects of the sport with additional brand ambassadorships including lululemon athletica, Clif Bar, Cobian, Kaenon & Indo Board. Her love of watersports and commitment to advocacy in preserving our marine environments led to a short film made with The Nature Conservancy as part of their Clean Water initiatives on Long Island, NY, called "A New Perspective". Evelyn just keeps paddling. Today, she's stepped up to take over the helm at Standup Journal after having worked for the magazine for 2 years as senior online editor. Her dedication and belief in the power of print to immerse readers in the watersports they love even if they don't have access to the water in a daily existence plus a powerful desire to spotlight the amazing people doing rad sh*t on the water is what drives her vision for Standup Journal 2.0. Evelyn welcomes the conversation about how to make the magazine benefit as many people as possible and encourages feedback, letters to the editor and communication at editor@standupjournal.com . Now, as owner/publisher for Standup Journal., Evelyn continues to live in East Hampton NY where she has daily access to the water. When the swell is working, you can find her in Montauk rattling around in her Ford Ranger surfboards hanging out the back headed for points East.