Surfing in Yangyang: Korea’s Best Surf Spot for All Seasons


Regardless if it’s summer or winter, you can enjoy surfing in Yangyang at a discount when you book this activity! (New WAUG users get extra ₩3,000 or $3 off first booking 🎉)


Yangyang is home to many stunning beaches, but it is Jukdo Beach that makes it one of the best surfing spots in Korea. Hailed by The Korea Herald as a “mecca for surfers”, Jukdo is a 2-km beach that features cool waters that aren’t too deep, which makes it suitable for casual and beginner surfers. The big waves actually come during winter, so if you’ve been surfing for a while and don’t mind the cold, you should definitely come! (Yes, winter surfing in Korea is possible and actually quite exciting.) Visiting Yangyang during the hot months of summer is also not half-bad — I mean, it’s the peak season! — though expect the waves to be milder.

A few more things that I love about Jukdo Beach in Yangyang is that it has a surf village filled with cozy dining spots and bars. The community here is also warm and friendly, so even if you’re not into surfing at all, you can just come down and meet new people.

Best Place for Surfing in Yangyang: Winter, Spring, Summer, & Fall

The most recommended surfing school in Yangyang is Mango Surf. It’s located in Jukdo Beach and is open year-round. They offer individual and group lessons, equipment rental, unlimited surfing experience, and even a 2D1N surf package where you can stay in their guesthouse! Beginners can book the Introductory class, while those with some background can join the Standard (or Level-up) lesson.

Here are more details:

in Yangyang
1. Basic Surfing Lesson*₩80,000
2. 2D1N Surf Package₩123,500
*Inclusive of wetsuit and surfboard rental + unlimited surfing

As you can see, booking on WAUG gets you a discount on Mango Surf in Yangyang! Not a WAUG user yet? Download the app here today, sign up, and get an extra $3 or ₩3,000 discount coupon that you can use on your first booking!


How to Book Mango Surf in Yangyang on WAUG

  1. Log in or sign up for WAUG here. (New users get an extra $3 or ₩3,000 discount! 🥳)
  2. Click here to go to the booking page of Yangyang Mango Surfing Class + Unlimited Surfing.
  3. Select the date and provide other participant information.
  4. Check out using your Visa, Mastercard, or AMEX.
  5. Wait for your voucher/s that we’ll send through the WAUG app, which you can download by clicking below:

Is your method-of-payment issued in South Korea? You can switch the page’s currency to KRW to activate the local card processor and see other payment options, like mobile payment!

How to Get to Yangyang from Seoul

There are two ways to get to Mango Surf in Yangyang from Seoul via public transit: flight or an express bus. The express bus from Seoul takes less than 3 hours and should cost you around ₩14,000-18,000 or $12.6-16.2. You can check out this Naver Map link to get more details.

If you want to drive to Mango Surf, it should take 2 hours and 35 minutes from Seoul. Here’s the address: 97 Ingujungang-gil, Hyeonnam-myeon, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do, Republic of Korea (강원도 양양군 현남면 인구중앙길97 망고서).

Mango Surf is open from 9am-8pm.

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