North Korea: an outer reef on the Sea of Japan

North Korea, the world's most secretive country, has plenty of secret surf spots to discover. But, will it be possible to ride waves in the land of Kim Il-sung, the eternal president?

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the official name of North Korea, offers 2,495 kilometers (1,550 miles) of coastline, with the East China Sea and the Sea of Japan in the Western and Eastern coasts.

If you had the opportunity to surf waves in North Korea, you'd rather head for the East Sea (known in the Western world as Sea of Japan) coast because the local sea currents circulate in a counterclockwise direction, clearly hitting the exposed coast.

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Surfing in Portugal: perfect waves, great weather, excellent food

Portugal offers approximately 943 kilometres (586 miles) of waves. It is considered one of the best countries in the world for surfing, as you'll find a good to great surf spot all along the coast.


Portugal is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, located at the western end of the Iberian Peninsula. The oldest European nation-state offers 300 days of sun per year and a Mediterranean climate with mild temperatures.

There are great waves for surfing along the mainland, as well as in the Azores and Madeira islands, located in the Atlantic Ocean. Surfing is a very popular sport in Portuguese beaches, in all seasons.

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