1953: “SURF BOARDING FROM MOLOKAI TO WAIKIKI,” BY TOMMY ZAHN

Tommy Zahn, along with Bob Simmons, Matt Kivlin, and Joe Quigg, invented the “Malibu chip” board in the 1940s—the first step on the long road leading to performance surfing as we know it today. Zahn was also the best paddleboarder of his generation. The article below, describing his nine-hour paddle from Molokai to Oahu, was originally…