John Zapotocky 91 Years Young and the History of Stand Up Paddling

John Zapotocky stand up paddle

You may be forgiven for thinking that stand up paddling is a new sport, that has probably been around for 4 or 5 years right? Wrong, in fact the roots of our sport go right back to the man who bought surfing to the world, Duke Kahanamoku. How do we know this? Because the man that is the Godfather of stand up paddling, John Zapotocky learn’t from the Duke.

Our friends at C4 Waterman interviewed John and the interview is a fantastic insight into the history of the stand up paddle sport, and how long you can keep at it! So thank-you John and may you have many more years on the Ocean.

C4 Waterman Interview John Zapotocky