Stand Up for the Cure Miami Event

Stand Up for the Cure Miami on November 8th, 2014 was an amazingly family friendly event that you should make some time for next year. The event was held at the Miami Yacht Club, which is in a bay just north of the cruise ship terminals. The focus is on fun, not competition, though there were multiple kids races, and one main race event for the grown-ups. The event is to benefit the Susan G Komen foundation which has a focus on breast cancer awareness and research. Many SUP pros were there, including Zane Schweitzer of Starboard Stand Up Paddle Surfing, and Kala Alexander of Maui. I enjoyed the event with my sister, who is a cancer survivor herself, and my two boys, Xander and Ziek. Ziek rode along with me, and Zane, while Xander was busy riding his own board, the Starboard Kids’ All Star. Many thanks goes out to the event organizers for putting on a great event, and to Zane Schweitzer for spending so much focused time making sure that all the kids at the event had a great time. He got many junior paddlers on the water for the first time. And after seeing the smiles on their faces, I know that it won’t be their last.

Zane Schweitzer getting Ziek dialed in on his board while Xander watches on
Zane Schweitzer getting Ziek dialed in on his board while Xander watches on
Xander charging hard in the kids race event
Xander charging hard in the kids race event after some tips from Zane
Xander getting his board signed by Zane - STOKED!
Xander getting his board signed by Zane – STOKED!
Zane made sure all the kids had a great, and safe time on the water
Zane made sure all the kids had a great, and safe time on the water