Smith, Chas

Bright, hyper-ironic surf journalist, author, and bon vivant from Coos Bay, Oregon; frequent contributor to Stab magazine, contributing editor at Surfing magazine, and co-founder of Beach Grit, a surfing website. Born (1976) in San Jose, Califiornia, Smith moved to Oregon with his family two years later where, at age 10, he began surfing in the chilly waters in and around Coos Bay. He earned a bachelor’s degree in intercultural studies (1998) and a master’s degree in linguistics (2001) from S...