North Korea is Calling All Surfers

By on August 12, 2014

Dennis Rodman went there a few times to play basketball, but it’s unlikely Kelly Slater or any other touring pro will be heading there any time soon despite the quality of North Korea’s waves. But that might soon change, now that the North Korean government is organizing a few new surf tours along it’s wave-riddled eastern shoreline.

It’s not a rumor. This is the real deal. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is overseeing three new surf camps in the country’s east coast: Songdowon, Lake Sijung and Majon.

Sure, North Korea is headed up by an evil dictator who wants to wipe out America, not that he can. But Kim Jong-un is working on new ways to boost their country’s tourism potential, and surfing is part of the deal. “The first surfing tourism ran between July 28 and August 6. North American surfers said they had a very good time in a bathing resort of the DPRK with fascinating scenery and refreshing environment,” says an article published in the Pyongyang Times.

While these surf trips are not open to North Korean citizens, it won’t be long before North Koreans start getting in on the action and learning to surf themselves. With over 1,500 miles of untapped coastline, it’s only a matter of time until we truly see the potential of surfing in the forbidden land. Stay tuned to Action Sport Media for more details as we get them.

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