Tommy Zahn was the first person to replicate Tarzan Smith’s 1938 paddleboard crossing of Molokai to Oahu. Tom was Tommy’s coach and escort during the training and crossing. “Blake,” noted Zahn in 1953, “in his lifetime, he has emerged as a bonified cult figure, but in a most positive, salubrious ways. This will increase through the years. In an era of increasing decadence, in a world seemingly gathering momentum towards self-destruction, Tom has never wavered from his essential values."