As social distancing is lifted and summer approaches, the number of people who want to enjoy surfing on the east coast has increased significantly.

Local governments along the east coast are even offering free surfing lessons to attract vacationers.

In fact, after the opening of the beach, if you engage in such leisure activities on the east coast, you will have to pay a fine.

UBC reporter Jeon Byung-ju covered what happened.


Jinha Beach in Ulju-gun will open in two weeks.

It is also famous as an international windsurfing competition site, attracting up to 200 surfers a day.

Ulsan City is struggling to attract vacationers by providing a budget for free surfing lessons for the month of June.

However, if you are caught surfing here after the beach opened, you will be fined up to 1 million won.

This is because, in time for the opening, the Marine Police have designated the swimming boundary around 30m and most areas along the coast as a 'water leisure activity prohibited zone'.

For the safety of swimmers, not only boats but also non-motorized leisure activities such as surfing are banned.

All beaches on the east coast, including Jinha, follow the same rules.

[Lim Su-jeong / Nam-gu, Ulsan-si: It seems contradictory to the reality that you can't surf in the summer, when you can actually enjoy surfing the most...


On the other hand, Haeundae Beach changed its regulations last year to prohibit entry to only powered equipment such as jet skis and boats.

Songjeong and Gwangalli Beaches are also responding to the rapidly changing leisure culture by creating separate surfer zones and expanding exclusive areas every year.

However, it is pointed out that the east coast, which has become a surfing spot, is still bound by old rules and needs improvement.