Cocaine + Surfing: A Sordid History of Surfing's Greatest Love Affair

Cocaine + Surfing: A Sordid History of Surfing's Greatest Love Affair


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945572814
Publisher: Rare Bird Books
Publication date: 06/12/2018
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 231,505
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Chas Smith is the author of Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell (It Books, November 2013), which was optioned for television by Fox 21 ( Homeland and Sons of Anarchy ) with producers at Television 360 ( Game of Thrones ) and a finalist for the PEN Center USA Award for Nonfiction.

Chas began his writing career as a foreign correspondent, penning pieces for Vice , Paper , and Blackbook , amongst others, from Yemen, Lebanon, Syria, Somalia, Azerbaijan and Colombia which led to a brief career as a war correspondent for Current TV.

After being kidnapped by Hezbollah during the 2006 Israel-Lebanon war he transitioned to surf journalism where he was a featured writer at the brash Stab before becoming Editor at Large at Surfing Magazine . There he developed a reputation as the most controversial voices in the space. Matt Warshaw, author of the Encyclopedia of Surfing , calls him, “Bright and hyper-ironic.” William Finnegan, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Barbarian Days , says that Chas, “…calls it like he sees it and in surfing that’s not usually the case.”

Chas Smith is the co-owner of a surf website, BeachGrit.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Prologue 13

The Call to Adventure! 17

Refusal of the Call! 27

Supernatural Aid! 39

Road of Trials and Tests! 49

Belly of the Whale! 59

The Meeting with the Goddess! 69

Sacred Marriage! 77

Finding Love in the Underworld! 87

Apotheosis! 103

The Ultimate Boon! 113

Refusal of the Return! 121

Death of Dreams! 139

The Magic Flight! 149

Rescue from Without! 159

The Crossing of the Return Threshold! 171

World Dancer! 181

Master of Two Worlds! 191

Timeline of Key Events 197

Acknowledgments 201

About the Author 203

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun book. Enjoyed it a lot.