In today’s episode of The Boardroom, Scott chats with surf industry provocateur, Beach Grit co-founder, and author of the new “Cocaine + Surfing: A Sordid History of Surfing’s Greatest Love Affair”, Chas Smith. From greatest rock n’ roll drummers, to the hypocrisy of surf media, to the oxymoron of “surf journalism”, the boys discuss the fringe that so much of surf media is embarrassed by. Let us begin.
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And Scott Bass at @BoardroomShow and BoardroomShow.com
THE BEST ROCK N’ ROLL DRUMMER?
Emerson, Lake, and Palmer (says Chas)
COCAINE + SURFING
Smith’s new book (link to Amazon)
WELCOME TO PARADISE NOW GO TO HELL
Smith’s first book (link to Amazon)
Shirking the legacy surf media business model and content production, BeachGrit.com focuses on funny, fringe, irreverent yet always relevant surf discussion.
Host, written, produced, edited: Scott Bass @BoardroomShow
Intro Music: John Coltrane, Giant Steps
Outro Music: Wings, Live And Let Die