The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has begun promoting itself as a destination for surfers. Its tourism website has been listing holiday packages which highlight the country beyond the capital Pyongyang, listing places where visitors can take to the waves, and declaring that “surfing has come into vogue among tourists” Telegraph reported.
One was an Indonesian woman by the name of Siti Aisyah, while the other was her boyfriend Muhammad Farid Jalaluddin, a 26-year-old Malaysian. A woman holding a Vietnamese passport was the first to be detained.
North Korean despot Kim Jong-un has come up with another brainwave – he wants to turn his hermit state into the surfing capital of the world. He has given permission for a surfing camp to be held on the state’s east coast, and a group of 20 advanced surfers from the US, Italy, China and Germany are on their way.
New Jersey based tour company, is launching an 8-day surf camp and expedition for a chance to surf the virgin waves of North Korea.
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.
There is nothing more enticing than forbidden fruit, and propelled by this curiosity we spent a few hours navigating Google Earth in search of North Korean gold. As each new pixel loaded, we grew progressively more excited.