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Welcome to Paradise, Now Go To Hell: A True Story of Violence, Corruption & the Soul of Surfing

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  • Welcome to Paradise, Now Go To Hell: A True Story of Violence, Corruption & the Soul of Surfing 
    Title: Welcome to Paradise, Now Go To Hell: A True Story of Violence, Corruption & the Soul of Surfing
    Author: SMITH CHAS
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 20/11/2013
    Imprint: BLACK INC
    Price: $30.00
    Publishing status: Active

    Recently, surfriders from the South Australian?town of Streaky Bay on the Eyre Peninsula?opposed plans for the Big Wave World Tour?– an international event showcasing the?world’s top surfers and local standouts as?they battle extreme waves – to stage a leg?in their sleepy coastal hamlet. The surfers?argued that they want to attract sustainable?surf tourism to their town rather than the?transitory and often detrimental tourism that?results from events such as this one. If they?read Chas Smith’s gonzo-style account of?what happens each winter on the North Shore?of Hawaii, they will no doubt feel justified?in their opposition. Following the pro circuit?to Oahu, Smith describes a dark and seedy?world of gangs, hedonism, extortion, murder?and drugs as celebrity surfers, surfware brand?representatives and fans descend on this?surfing mecca. One to read at the beach. Or?then again, perhaps not…

    ISBN: 9781863956321
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