North Korea Gets Gnarly With New Surf Destination

PHOTO: South Korean tourists on Kumgangsan beach in Kosung, North Korea, July 3, 2004.

Surfers looking for an exotic destination to slice waves have a hot new option in the Hermit Kingdom.

Korea International Travel Company, North Korea’s tourism bureau, recently announced that a handful of resorts along its 1,550-mile coastline will host four-day and five-night packages for those who like to hang ten.

North Korea Travel App Recommends Factories, Broken Bridge Concrete Wall

World's Wackiest Marathons and Races

Accommodations range from stays at Songdowon, Lake Sijung and Majon resorts bordering the East Sea, according to NK News. The latter resort boasts an indoor bowling alley, indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, an oversized "Yut" board (a traditional Korean game), in-house restaurant and bar, as well as beach access and ocean views.

In addition to surfing, the tours include excursions to historic and cultural sites in nearby areas such as Pyongyang, the capital.

The Pyongyang Times reported that American travelers on the first tour, which took place between July 28 and Aug. 6 "had a very good time" with "fascinating scenery and refreshing environment."

Join the Discussion
You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
You Might Also Like...
See It, Share It
PHOTO: Firefighters rescue a woman who got stuck in a chimney in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Ventura County Fire Department
PHOTO: Apple Pay is demonstrated at Apple headquarters on Oct. 16, 2014 in Cupertino, Calif.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Photo
PHOTO: Up in Ash: Mount Sinabung Erupting
Tibt Nangin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
PHOTO: Defendant Jodi Arias testifies about killing Travis Alexander in 2008 during her murder trial in Phoenix, Feb. 20, 2013.
Charlie Leight/The Arizona Republic/AP Photo
PHOTO: Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, their daughter North West and Delphine Arnault attend the Givenchy show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015, Sept. 28, 2014 in Paris.
Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/French Select/Getty Images