North Korea Plans Surf Camp

Opening in September

A group of tourists will visit North Korea's beaches in September. Pictured: Wŏnsan Beach. (stephan/Flickr)

North Korea’s authoritarian government has given its blessing to a group of tourists and North Koreans to visit the country’s uncharted breaks in September, according to the Guardian. The move represents a rare opportunity to surf in the country.

The trip will be organized by Uri Tours, a New Jersey–based travel company that specializes in trips to North Korea.  

“Our goal is to evaluate the resources and make them available to local surfers in a sustainable and safe way,” Nick Zanella, an Italian surfer who will be making the trip, told the Guardian. “We are not there to simply go surf, brag about it, and then bail.”

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