by Chas Smith
Chas Smith is a regular contributor and editor at large at Surfing Magazine, and has also contributed to Vice, GQ, Blackbook, Stab, the New York Times T Magazine and BeachGrit. com. The first to surf mainland Yemen, Osama Bin Laden's ancestral homeland, directly after 9/11, he's written about fashion in Somalia, debauchery in Azerbaijan and terrorists in India. In 2006, Smith covered the conflict between Israel and Lebanon and was kidnapped by Hezbollah. His first book, Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell, was published in 2013 in Australia by Black Inc.