Cocaine Surfing

Cocaine   Surfing

The rise of cocaine in American popular culture as the choice of rich, white elites was matched, then quadrupled, within surf culture. The parties got wilder, the nights stretched longer, the stories became more ridiculously unbelievable.

Author: Chas Smith

Publisher: Rare Bird Books

ISBN: 1644280337

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

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From the author of Welcome to Paradise, Now Go To Hell, a finalist for the PEN Center USA Award for Nonfiction One of Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament's Top 10 of 2018 It's no surprise that surfers like to party. The 1960-70s image, bolstered by Tom Wolfe and Big Wednesday, was one of mild outlaws--tanned boys refusing to grow up, spending their days drinking beer and smoking joints on the beach in between mindless hours in the water. But in the 1980s, as surf brands morphed into multibillion-dollar companies, the derelict portrait began to harm business. The external surf image became Kelly Slater and Laird Hamilton, beacons of health, vitality, bravery, and clean-living. Internally, though, surfing had moved on from booze and weed to its heart's true home, its soul's twin flame: cocaine. The rise of cocaine in American popular culture as the choice of rich, white elites was matched, then quadrupled, within surf culture. The parties got wilder, the nights stretched longer, the stories became more ridiculously unbelievable. And there has been no stopping, no dip in passion. It is a forbidden love, and few, if any, outside the surf world know about this particular rhapsody. Drug use is kept very well-hidden, even from insiders, but evidence of its psychosis rears its head from time to time in the form of overdoses, bar fights, surf contests, murders, and cover-ups. Cocaine + Surfing draws back the curtain on a hopped-up, sometimes-sexy, sometimes-deadly relationship and uses cocaine as the vehicle to expose and explain the utterly absurd surf industry to outsiders.
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Reports from Hell

Reports from Hell

From the author of Welcome to Paradise, Now Go To Hell, a finalist for the PEN Center USA Award for Nonfiction and Cocaine + Surfing A gonzo ride through the Middle East as only Chas Smith, the award-winning author of Welcome to Paradise, ...

Author: Chas Smith

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ISBN: 1644280752

Category: Travel

Page: 192

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A gonzo ride through war-torn Yemen as only Chas Smith, the award-winning author of Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell and Cocaine + Surfing: A Sordid History of Surfing's Greatest Love Affair, could provide. Follow Smith and his misfit band of merrymakers as they search for the true origins of Al Qaeda and endeavor to ride the unsurfed waves of Yemen all while exploring the slim opportunities for fun in the margins of our global war on terror and at what cost--even if it means eventual kidnapping by Hezbollah.
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Tales from the Cult Film Trenches

Tales from the Cult Film Trenches

It was a great time in my life but it was a bad time in my life....” He received some of the best critical notices of his career for his portrayal of the title character in Murph the Surf, a film based on the true-life exploits of Jack ...

Author: Louis Paul

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786484027

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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From movie villains to scream queens, here are interviews with 36 actors and actresses familiar to fans of sixties and seventies cult cinema. Interviewees include the well-known (David Carradine, Christopher Lee), the relatively obscure (Marrie Lee), sex symbols (Valerie Leon), surfers who became movie stars (Don Stroud), and action heroes (Fred Williamson), among many others. Each interview is accompanied by a biography and filmography.
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New York Magazine

New York Magazine

In New York City, where an estimated 200,000 people regularly use cocaine, the drug is a multi-billion-dollar industry. Other drugs, particularly heroin, ... It's the same story at rehabs and twelve-step groups across the city.

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
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Los Angeles Magazine

Los Angeles Magazine

As for the dark times, he was appalled: "I was an alcoholic of the worst kind, not only dangerous to myself but to my loved ones and friends— and they fled ... Bo Belinsky, not Dodger great Sandy Koufax, would forever hold the record.

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Page: 154

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Los Angeles magazine is a regional magazine of national stature. Our combination of award-winning feature writing, investigative reporting, service journalism, and design covers the people, lifestyle, culture, entertainment, fashion, art and architecture, and news that define Southern California. Started in the spring of 1961, Los Angeles magazine has been addressing the needs and interests of our region for 48 years. The magazine continues to be the definitive resource for an affluent population that is intensely interested in a lifestyle that is uniquely Southern Californian.
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Videohound s Golden Movie Retriever 1995

Videohound s Golden Movie Retriever  1995

Author: Martin Connors

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ISBN: 081039135X

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1574

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Describes and rates more than twenty thousand videos, and provides indexes by theme, awards, actors, actresses, and directors
Categories: Motion pictures

Billboard

Billboard

LOVE THAT GIRL FOREVER: In this soft week, every title on Hot 100 Singles Sales that shows any sort of sales ... Lewis won her fifth consecutive Greatest Gainer/Airplay award last week, she became the first artist in the 10-year history ...

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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.
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New York Magazine

New York Magazine

At the wheel was Vincent McCall, a 23- year-old from Harlem who had worked his way to an appointment to West Point. A chance encounter on this warm night in August had embroiled this cadet in a drug deal with a surfer from the Hamptons.

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
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Men s Health

Men s Health

Some of these clues will be in the corpse, but, as in any good detective story, the best of the rest I plan to gather from men who work the beat. Andrew Baker, M.D., chief medical examiner for Hennepin County, Minnesota, an area that ...

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Page: 174

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Men's Health magazine contains daily tips and articles on fitness, nutrition, relationships, sex, career and lifestyle.
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