June 14, 2011

“Korea is one of the best places to learn to surf”

Korea Herald "As the weather heats up, expats, especially those used to cooler climes, start to flock toward the cooling waters and fresh, salty breezes of the coast." By Hannah Stuart-Leach

'Opportunities to get out on the water abound across the peninsula, but according to expats Mark Chi and Cheryl Kim, you can’t beat Busan for trying out two of the most exciting water sports around: surfing and sailing.

'While the waves in Korea may not equal those of Hawaii or Bali, there is still plenty of fun to be had.

'Notoriously a territorial sport, where surfers seek to find the most isolated beaches, Korea makes for a welcome change, said Cheryl Kim who has been surfing here for five years and runs Mirae Trading, a surf supplies company.

'“Korea is one of the best places to learn to surf,” she said, explaining that the lack of a surf culture here -- while sometimes frustrating for people from established surf areas such as California -- is a positive.'

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