I'm an American-born (South) Korean, and I have a week to sign up for a surfing expedition in North Korea. I've read several pages of Google results about Americans traveling to North Korea, the official travel advisory, blogs, etc. But I can't find anything about an American born to South Korean parents—as you can imagine, adding the keyword "South" only brings up South Korea in political contexts, or information for South Korean nationals, e.g. How possible is it for a South Korean to visit North Korea?
Based on the information I've read for (non-Asian) Americans, I'm pretty comfortable going on this trip. But I'm uncertain what additional trouble I might get in for being South Korean by heritage. For example, I'm not too worried about being detained for a month, even longer, but official and non-official sources mention that "death" as a possible sentence, which uh, I guess is kind of worrisome, as adventurous as I am.
From recent times, Kenneth Bae was a South Korean who had emigrated to America and was visiting North Korea when he was detained then sentenced to 15 years of hard labor; ultimately, he was released in a few months. However, Bae was clearly violating North Korean laws with his religious involvement.
Can anyone point to any article from the perspective of a South Korean American or any information related to such? Or, does anyone have pertinent deductions I might not have come across that might persuade or dissuade me from going? (I promise not to hold anyone responsible for detainment or death :-)