There are few countries left undiscovered when it comes to surfing. Now, North Korea is opening its doors for the first time for foreigners to ride their empty waves.
Surfing – or “surf riding” as they call it in the Pyongyang Times – is now taking place in the totalitarian state’s bathing resorts of Songdowon, Lake Sijung and Majon.
“Both several-metre-high waves and low waves are available”
“Both several-metre-high waves and low waves are available” according to the PT, which makes it sound like they can just turn them on on demand. If the swell’s not up when the tourists arrive, then you definitely don’t want to be the person in charge of Coastal Activities and Sporting Pursuits…
North American surfers were part of the first trip that took place between 28 July and 6 August, and had “a very good time in a bathing resort of the DPRK with fascinating scenery and refreshing environment”, according to the PT. I’m sure they did.