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

Cocaine & surfing : an outrageous expose, Chas Smith

Label
Cocaine & surfing : an outrageous expose
Title
Cocaine & surfing
Title remainder
an outrageous expose
Statement of responsibility
Chas Smith
Title variation
Cocaine and surfing
Title variation remainder
an outrageous expose
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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, ex-war correspondent and surf enthusiast, tells the no-holds-barred 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 cover-ups 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 rip-roaring ride through surf culture that is enthralling, hilarious and utterly fascinating
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10659757
Cataloging source
ANL
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Smith, Chas
Dewey number
362.2912
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Surfing
  • Surfers
  • Cocaine abuse
  • Substance abuse
  • Surfing
  • Cocaine
Target audience
general
Label
Cocaine & surfing : an outrageous expose, Chas Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published in the US by Rare Bird Books
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061632036
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9780733638695
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1024080091
Label
Cocaine & surfing : an outrageous expose, Chas Smith
Publication
Note
First published in the US by Rare Bird Books
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061632036
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9780733638695
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1024080091

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