Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell

Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell

A True Story of Violence, Corruption, and the Soul of Surfing

Book - 2013
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"For two months every winter, when Pacific storms make landfall, Oahu's paradisical North Shore turns into a fiery hell. Its normal population of sixteen thousand more than triples and this explosion of mainlanders, Brazilians, Australians, and Europeans creates one of the most combustible milieus on earth. Waves, like gold and oil, are a limited resource and, as such, are fiercely fought over by the visiting hoards, the surf industry, other Hawaiian islanders, and North Shore residents. The otherwise sleepy North Shore becomes a lawless, violent, drug-addled, and adrenaline-soaked mecca."--Book jacket flap.
Publisher: New York, NY:, It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, , [2013]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2013.
ISBN: 9780062202529
Characteristics: 247 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.


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