08.23.13
Observed | Photos

Surfing the 38th Parallel


Images © copyright Shannon Aston Photography

Shannon Aston is a photographer and surfer who lived in Korea and surfed near 38th Parallel. His photos of the expereince can be seen here. He's profiled this week on NPR's The Story.
Focusing mainly on the aptly named 38th Parallel Beach and surrounds, I have photographed Korean and foreign surfers who have established this area as a legitimate surfing community which exists comfortably with the local fishing community and the ever-present ROK defense force. Waves, military forces and fishing can all be seen on any day, during any of Korea's distinct seasons.


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