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  1. 2011.12.23 Surfing in South Korea! Really? (6)

Surfing in South Korea! Really?

By  Melvin Palmiano

한국에서도 사계절 내내 서핑을 즐길수 있다구요? 서핑매니아인 저자는 세계의 대표적인 서핑 명소들 못지않게 한국의 구석구석에도 스릴넘치는 서핑을 즐길 수 있는 곳이 많다고 상세하게 소개하고 있습니다. 또한 봄, 여름, 가을, 겨울에 맛보는 서핑은 각각의 매력이 다르다고 하는데요, 과연 추운 한겨울에도 어디에서 어떻게 하면 더욱 더 즐겁게 서핑을 즐길 수 있는지, 멜빈의 이야기에 귀를 기울여 봅시다.

When it comes to surfing, most people think of Hawai’i, Bali, California or Australia.  No one would ever think of South Korea as a surfing hot bed. For the most part, people aren’t too surprised when I tell them I like to surf and do stand-up paddling (SUP).  What surprises foreigners and Koreans alike, is that I can do both in Korea.  Their response is usually, “ You can surf in South Korea?  I didn’t think there were any waves in Korea.” The interest in surfing or the surfing lifestyle (image and fashion) is exploding in South Korea.

For those in the “know,” Korea does have some really good surf spots.  Most are located in Gangwon Province, Busan and Jeju. There’s even surf on the west coast.  A friend and neighbour of mine, grew up surfing in California and has surfed in various locations throughout Hawai’i, Bali and Mexico.  He has said, that when the conditions are right, South Korean surf spots can be as good as some of the world’s best beach breaks. 

Yes!  There are waves in South Korea.

April 2011. Perfect rights in YangYang.  Taken by my friend Dan Mitch.

As of now, there are a handful of surf shops in YangYang.  YangYang is quick 30 minute drive north of Gangneung City in Gangwon Province.  All the surf shops provide accommodations, shower facilities, and wetsuit and surfboard rentals. SURFERS and Surfer 911 also have a stand-up paddleboard/paddle for use.  The surf shops at Jukdo Beach include the Blue Coast Resort run by Alex Jung and Surfer 911 operated by Park Joo-Hong.  The shops at “38” include Surf FX, which is beneath the rest-stop and operated by Lee Do-dong, 38 Marine Resort and SURFERS, run by two of Korea’s best known surfers, Oh Won-Taek and Ko Sung-Yong.  The last place is called “Johnny’s Surf Club” and is located a little bit further north at Hajodae Beach. 

 
Best Seasons to Surf in South Korea

Winter

Location: East and central east coast. Advantages: Glassy, head-high to overhead conditions.  Disadvantages: FREEZING air temperatures due to the Siberian Winds. I wear a 5/4mm hooded wetsuit, 7mm booties and 5mm neoprene gloves and my fingers still get numb.  Yes, it’s that cold. The best swell directions for Gangwon Province are from the N, NE as well direct swell from the east. The southeast part and west coast will also get swell, but the best conditions will be found on the east coast.  A wetsuit of at least 5mm is needed.  Along with hood, boots and gloves.  The thicker the better.
 


Spring

Location: East coast, west coast, southeast coasts get surf. Advantages: Warmer air temperatures. Disadvantages: Cold water temperature.  A wetsuit, gloves, booties and hood are still required. During these spring conditions, it’s best to head out in the early morning since the winds tend to pick up in the late morning and afternoon. Wave height: Waist to double-overhead.

Summer

Location: Southeast, south, southwest coasts get more consistent swell. The east coast basically shuts down and is flat. It’s ironic because most of the Seoul crowd comes out to the east coast to learn how to surf when there is practically no surf. But it’s busy for the local surf shops and business on the east coast is good for everyone. There’s usually no need for a wetsuit. Boardshorts or a bikini is usually enough during the hot summer months but a rashguard might be needed. Wave height: Flat to head-high.
 


Typhoon

The whole country could be slammed with surf during the typhoon season (late June to early September), depending on the typhoon’s path of course.  Advantages: Summer surf. Disadvantages: Korean authorities such as the Sea Police and 119 guards will call you out of the water if “they believe” conditions are too dangerous.  Plus, typhoon swells can be unpredictable. Wave height: Chest to double-overhead.

Fall

Location: East, west, central east, and southeast coasts get swell. The early winter systems start forming and the weather is beautiful. The air temperature is begins to drop around late September/early October and a wetsuit is usually needed around mid to late October. Wave height: Waist to overhead.

Information:
SURFERS: www.surfers.co.kr
Surfer911: www.surfer911.com
Blue Coast: www.bluecoast.kr

Written by Melvin Palmiano
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