alcohol and surfing

The surf world's relationship to alcohol isn't much different from that of other sporting or recreational cultures. For a small percentage of surfers, drinking is addictive, hazardous, and occasionally deadly, but for a huge majority it's a safe and enjoyable part of their apr├Ęs-surf lives. "We thought that our last pints were being pulled at 11:30," American surf nomad Kevin Naughton wrote in a 1978 Surfer magazine article, describing his first visit to an Irish countryside pub, not long aft...