I recently got a question from my former philosophy professor about surfing in Korea - he's planning a surfing trip around the world and has the impression that there's not much surfing in Korea, but wants me to let him know if he's wrong. So, are there any major surfing destinations in Korea? Is surfing popular anywhere in the country, around Jeju-do, maybe? Are there any big, surf-ready waves in Korea?
Surfing! Excitement. Once emigrated to California, the Korean learned to surf at Huntington Beach, and he loves it. But the Korean knows nothing about surfing in Korea, personally. A quick Internet search reveals a Korean surfshop: http://www.arkclub.co.kr/. This is not an endorsement -- the Korean knows nothing about that site. But hopefully it could provide a starting point for finding surfable waves out there. The site seems to be more geared toward surfing outside of Korea (e.g. in Japan or in the Philippines,) but it does list some surfing locations in Korea.
Has anyone tried surfing in Korea? Please help out.
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