Masirah Island: a kiteboarding secret in the Middle East

When the Middle East meets the Asian continent, there's Masirah Island, one of the best kept secrets in the kiteboarding world.


Hot summers and warm winters. Desert landscapes, endless sandy beaches and constant strong winds. The Arabian Sea hides a treasure for all wind lovers. Welcome to Masirah Island, territory of Oman.

The island offers ideal wind conditions, nearly untouched nature and the original charm of the Middle East. Most of the island's interior is deserted.

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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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