Surf North Korea was a project founded by Markos Aristides Kern, Andrea Lee and Nik Zanella. The project and tour was officially approved by the DPRK government and was a mission to check out local surf conditions along the eastern coast of the DPRK for an assessment on the potential for surf tourism and to host a surf camp for locals and participating tourists. The most recent tour gained positive findings and now Surf North Korea has expanded its audience to offer regular surf trips to North Korea for adventurous surfers all year round.