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North Korea launches surfing tours
Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9:51AM BST 12 Aug 2014 | Hamish MacDonald, NK News

Posted on 08/13/2014 5:51:12 PM PDT by Olog-hai

The North Korean government is now offering surfing tours to the country’s east coast, the state media has announced.

Three resorts on North Korea’s 1,550 mile-long eastern coastline are open for tourists: Songdowon, Lake Sijung and Majon, according to the Pyongyang Times.

“The first surfing tour ran between July 28 and August 6,” the newspaper reported.

“American surfers said they had a very good time in the resort with fascinating scenery and a refreshing environment,” it added. …

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: northkorea; surfing

1 posted on 08/13/2014 5:51:13 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Somehow I get the idea that “Hang Ten” has a totally different meaning in Best Korea.


2 posted on 08/13/2014 5:53:20 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Olog-hai
That is bizarre. I do not believe there are many surf spots on the Sea of Japan.

On the other hand, the odd vacationing surfer will probably find themselves alone in the lineup.

3 posted on 08/13/2014 5:55:14 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Olog-hai

One day - it was reported - that the waves were just too calm.

Kim Jong Un fixed that. He had 10,000 political prisoners shipped out 5 miles from the coast, dropped them overboard and told them to splash.

Problem solved.


4 posted on 08/13/2014 5:56:31 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Olog-hai

Surfing can be dangerous.

5 posted on 08/13/2014 5:57:35 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: Olog-hai

Destination vacation...


6 posted on 08/13/2014 5:57:43 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Please $upport Free Republic.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Surf Ping

7 posted on 08/13/2014 6:01:08 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

lolz


8 posted on 08/13/2014 6:01:28 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Olog-hai
"American surfers said they had a very good time in the resort..."

"...and so we released them unharmed..."

9 posted on 08/13/2014 6:01:28 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Olog-hai

“open for” very closely guarded ‘tourists’


10 posted on 08/13/2014 6:02:03 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Olog-hai

"Can I come back? I promise I'll behave better than last time."

11 posted on 08/13/2014 6:03:22 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: Responsibility2nd

and now just add Obama and you got a lovely family portrait enjoying fun in the sun


12 posted on 08/13/2014 6:04:45 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Responsibility2nd

Oh man that was good..!!! ^_^

ba da bing..! (rim shot)


13 posted on 08/13/2014 6:07:45 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Olog-hai

Left out of the story was the fact that No. Korean losers were shot or fed to the sharks.

Definitely an incentive to win.

And yes, it does give a new meaning to “Hang Ten”.

In No. Korea they don’t have the daily news. It is the daily “noose”.


14 posted on 08/13/2014 6:10:11 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Olog-hai

15 posted on 08/13/2014 6:10:17 PM PDT by mikrofon (Surfin' PRK)
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To: Patriot Babe

 

Hey NSA goons spying on me.

Here's a suggestion for the next Obama vacation. Rather than go surfing in Hawaii, Obama could try North Korea. And do some diplomatting too. Pass it on to White Hose goons.

kthxbai

16 posted on 08/13/2014 6:15:04 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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There’s hardly any ocean
Around the P.R.K.
But everybody be surfing
Like Californ-i-a

You’ll see ‘em wearin’ their barets
And Mao jackets, too
Many Kim Jong Un hairdos-
Surfin’ P.R.K.

You’ll catch ‘em surfin’ off Majon;
Near the DMZ Line...
Songdowon and Lake Sijung
You’ll find the water’s fine.

Everywhere around Pyongyang
It’s all the rage today,
Everybody’s gone surfin’-
Surfin’ P.R.K.


17 posted on 08/13/2014 6:31:23 PM PDT by mikrofon (Seoul Music)
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To: Olog-hai
"Kim don't surf!"


18 posted on 08/13/2014 6:32:17 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: mikrofon

Very good.


19 posted on 08/13/2014 6:33:06 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator; martin_fierro; Charles Henrickson

Thanks, an after thought tie-in to the pic ;)


20 posted on 08/13/2014 6:38:32 PM PDT by mikrofon (Gusan Beach Boys)
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To: Olog-hai
"Refreshing" I'll bet, the water temp is probably not much above 50°.

At least you will not need to bring sun screen............

21 posted on 08/13/2014 7:02:51 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Responsibility2nd

OMG ROFL ROFL


22 posted on 08/13/2014 7:07:05 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Olog-hai

Charlie don’t surf.


23 posted on 08/13/2014 7:22:49 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Kerry, as Obama's plenipotentiary, is a paradox - the physical presence of a geopolitical absence")
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