Welcome to Paradise Now Go to Hell
Welcome to Paradise Now Go to Hell
Welcome to Paradise Now Go to Hell
Welcome to Paradise Now Go to Hell

Welcome to Paradise Now Go to Hell

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Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell, is surfer and former war reporter Chas Smith’s wild and unflinching look at the high-stakes world of surfing on Oahu’s North Shore—a riveting, often humorous, account of beauty, greed, danger, and crime.

For two months every winter, when Pacific storms make landfall, swarms of mainlanders, Brazilians, Australians, and Europeans flock to Oahu’s paradisiacal North Shore in pursuit of some of the greatest waves on earth for surfing’s Triple Crown competition. Chas Smith reveals how this influx transforms a sleepy, laid-back strip of coast into a lawless, violent, drug-addled, and adrenaline-soaked mecca.

Smith captures this exciting and dangerous place where locals, outsiders, the surf industry, and criminal elements clash in a fascinating look at class, race, power, money, and crime, set within one of the most beautiful places on earth. The result is a breathtaking blend of crime and adventure that captures the allure and wickedness of this idyllic golden world.

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CANADA

FREE Curbside Pickup
FREE Orders over $150, exclusions below apply (shipped using Canada Post Expedited Parcel with tracking)
$15 Flat rate shipping for soft goods and select hard goods accessories for orders under $150
$20 Hand planes, wompers, PFDs/life vests, day bags
$45 Surfskates, iSUPs, balance boards, skimboards, bodyboards, travel bags, paddles, bike/wall racks
$100 Surfboards shorter than 8 foot
$200 Surfboards 8 foot and longer
If you prefer, choose CURBSIDE PICK-UP to avoid any costs and pop by our shop at your leisure to collect your online order. 

CONTINENTAL USA*

FREE SHIPPING Orders over $300 anywhere in Continental United States (exclusions below apply)
$20 Flat rate shipping for soft goods and select hard goods accessories for orders under $300
$30 Hand planes, wompers, PFDs/life vests, day bags
$70 Surfskates, iSUPs, balance boards, skimboards, bodyboards, travel bags, paddles, bike/wall racks
We are unable to ship surfboards to the USA

*Additional charges may apply for shipments to Hawaii and Alaska, as well as for shipments with multiple items to continental states.
Any duties, taxes or associated brokerage fees will be the responsibility of the customer. For additional shipping inquiries — please email us at aloha@surfthegreats.org.

INTERNATIONAL

We proudly ship worldwide and have shipped products to over 25 countries. International shipping rates are automatically calculated and shown at checkout. 

We do not ship surfboards internationally. 

Additional shipping rates may apply depending on location and type of item. We will contact you if there are extra fees associated with your order and reserve the right to cancel your order and issue a refund if we are unable to ship your order at a reasonable price.

Orders will be packaged and ship out within 2 business days (our shop is closed Sundays and Mondays)

For returns, exchanges and all customer service inquiries please visit our Customer Care page.