The hidden surfing paradise of North Korea

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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The everlasting surfing waves of Portugal

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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Papua New Guinea: crystal clear surfing waves

Papua New Guinea has been known for its pristine diving spots and crystal clear waters, but surfing has become quite popular in this Oceania country.

The second largest island in the world offers 600 outer islands, atolls and coral reefs. Located northeast of Australia, Papua New Guinea has a wide set of surf breaks, surrounded by WWII artifacts, marine life and sunken volcanoes.

Rugby is Papua New Guinea's most popular sport, but surfers have been visiting the country for a couple of decades. Fortunately, the weather conditions and the local touristic resorts are playing on surfing's side.

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Surfing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will take place in the ocean, not in a wave pool. The waiting period runs from July 24 to August 9.

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It's almost finals' day at Playa Llacolén. The 2018 Antofagasta Bodyboard Festival (ABF) continues in La Cupula, one of the finest boogie waves in Chile.

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Nic Rapa and Sean Silveira have taken out the second event of the 2018 Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour (PWT), held at Lake Allatoona's Dallas Landing Park, in Acworth, Georgia.

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