SURFYYBEACH: A Korean Heaven for Surfers

More tubes than surfboards

Usually, tubes are the ones that get the most attention on Korean beaches. If you go to the beach during summer in Korea, you’ll see a lot of people floating in tubes rather than surfing or swimming.

But then, what about surfing? Is there any places where surfers can go in Korea?

History of Surfing in Korea

Duke Point, Jungmun Saekdal Beach: It’s where Lee Chang-nam first spread surfing in Jeju.

It wasn’t until the 1990s that surfing was introduced in Korea by a Korean Japanese surfer Lee Chang-nam. He went back and forth between Jeju Island and Japan and taught surfing. 

Until then, surfing was an activity enjoyed by only a small number of surfing enthusiasts. There were not many places to enjoy surfing in Korea.

By the mid-to-late 2010s, the number of surfing population rapidly increased as more surfing spots were created.

Surf culture has spread around Gangwon-do, where there are nice waves for surfing. Now, there are places to go surfing in all three seas (west, east, south) of Korea.

Where Should You Go to Surf in Korea?

From private surfing lessons to surf schools, the surfing industry has become huge in recent years and you can easily find a lot of surfing spots anywhere in Korea.

Today, we would like to introduce a beach that was specifically created for surfers.


Located in Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do, it’s a surfing-only beach that opened in 2015 after having been closed to civilians for 40 years as a military area.

119, Hajodaehaean-gil, Hyeonbuk-myeon, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do, Korea

Driving 2.5 hours from Seoul, SurfyyBeach makes you feel like you’re entering into a Southeast Asian beach. It has a comfortable atmosphere that welcomes everyone. You can take a yoga class early in the morning, enjoy riding a wave, relax and lay back in the hammock, and party all night.

???? Exotic Private Beach | It consists of a 1km-long surfing beach, a swimming zone, a bean bag zone, a hammock zone, and a healing zone. May – September 9am – 6pm

????‍♀️ Surf School | It has many different classes: beginners classes, advanced classes, private classes, paddle boarding classes, and more! April – October 9am – 19pm

???? Sunset Bar | It’s where you can enjoy amazing drinks and foods with tropical music. 10am – 2am

???? After Party | Every weekend evening, a beach party starts as the sun sets. May – October 19pm – 2am

????‍♀️ Beach Yoga | You can either take a yoga class when the sun rises in the morning or when the sun sets in the evening on the side of the SurfyyBeach. March – October 7am & 6pm

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