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The Resource Cocaine & surfing : an outrageous exposé, Chas Smith

Cocaine & surfing : an outrageous exposé, Chas Smith

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Cocaine & surfing : an outrageous exposé
Title
Cocaine & surfing
Title remainder
an outrageous exposé
Statement of responsibility
Chas Smith
Title variation
Cocaine and surfing
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
There is an allure about surfers they look like clean, bronzed athletes who love nature and tread lightly on the earth. But there has always been a darker side to surf culture. Chas Smith, exwar correspondent and surf enthusiast, tells the noholdsbarred love affair of cocaine and surfing, and it makes for one hell of a story. Surf trade shows in the 1980s were flooded in cocaine. The surf tour of the 1990s had virtually every competitor racking rails with the judges and the media before paddling out for heats. And in the new 21st century it has become completely untethered. There have been overdoses, bar fights, murders and coverups fuelled almost purely by cocaine. Cocaine's place in surfing's past is mythic. Its place in surfing's present is undeniable. Its place in surfing's future is certain. There is something all too similar in riding a wave and smashing a bump. The rush is intense and beautiful and all too short. Altogether, it is a great untold story and Smith has interviewed everyone who matters, dug into the vibrant history to create a riproaring ride through surf culture that is enthralling, hilarious and utterly fascinating
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Smith, Chas
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Surfing
  • Surfing
  • Subculture
  • Cocaine abuse
Target audience
adult
Label
Cocaine & surfing : an outrageous exposé, Chas Smith
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2300220
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9780733638695
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Cocaine & surfing : an outrageous exposé, Chas Smith
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2300220
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9780733638695
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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