Welcome to Paradise, Now go to Hell: A True Story of Violence, Corruption and the Soul of Surfing

Welcome to Paradise, Now go to Hell: A True Story of Violence, Corruption and the Soul of Surfing

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For two months every winter, when Pacific storms make landfall, swarms of mainlanders, Brazilians, Australians, and Europeans flock to Oahu's paradisiacal North Shore in pursuit of some of the greatest waves on earth, for surfing's Triple Crown competition. Chas Smith reveals how this influx transforms a sleepy, laid-back strip of coast into a lawless, violent, drug-addled, and adrenaline-soaked mecca.

With Hunter-esque journalist Smith throwing himself into the centre of the action, this is a sun-bleached, breakneck account of power, money, crime, and surfing.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 129 x 196 x 28mm | 212g
  • Nero
  • Melbourne, VIC, Australia
  • 1863958665
  • 9781863958660
  • 414,992

About Chas Smith

Chas Smith is a regular contributor and editor-at-large of Surfing Magazine. He has also contributed to Vice, GQ, Blackbook, Stab, and the New York Times T Magazine.
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