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  1. #1
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    Latest News About Getting To Hatteras Island/Buxton??

    Hey guys, looking on useful info on the way i should get into the Oregon Inlet and get to places like Buxton and Mirlo Beach, as well as places like Frisco too... I had watched a video a couple days ago how they planned on having one lane completely open for Rt. 12 for Thanksgiving. Im really hoping this pulls through and holds true. Simply because thats when this predicted week of slop is supposed to clean up and maybe send good waves if the wind would die off a little bit. Anyways, enough about me wishing what the surf COULD be like and focus on what its predicted to be. Well, my wife and I could potentially take a trip down there A.) for the Holiday and B.) to get some very much needed stress off of our backs, turns out that Hatty does just the trick for both of us because of many great nice people we met down there along with the great waves. Well, I wanna get back down there and tear up some more tasty waves. So if there is any way that the great Swellinfo community could help me out with some of the latest details about how I can get on the Island and whether or not they are letting people in the water even would be a great help. My wife has a little Toyota Rav 4, its a little SUV but its got 4 wheel drive so I think they would let us on? unless they are only letting like big lifted Chevys and stuff on lol. Thanks guys.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=MrGub6bNuoU

    Don't plan on it - S-turns today (if the video works)

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    wow...that's incredible! it looks like the water hasn't retreated at all. i wonder if they're planning on rerouting 12 there (again)

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    i wish i was the guy driving that hummer...i thought about trying to get a job down there and moving, but i dont think i want to anymore due to these past couple of storms

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    doesn't look like you will be getting down there with that little rav4- it the rest of hatteras in the same condition???? living in this mess in jersey, really have not heard too much about other states and locations... all you hear on the news is jersey... jersey... jersey... and oh ya new york too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkingonh2o View Post
    doesn't look like you will be getting down there with that little rav4- it the rest of hatteras in the same condition???? living in this mess in jersey, really have not heard too much about other states and locations... all you hear on the news is jersey... jersey... jersey... and oh ya new york too...
    It's hard to focus on what happened to Hatteras when you have all your belongings piled up in a trash heap in front of your house. I lived there in the past and have close friends there still. My thoughts go out to them as theirs go out to us. We will ALL rebuild. One thing I am seeing that is cool is that I work in PA and people around here have not forgotten yet. They are still giving and bringing stuff down by the truck load. That's got to be the mission- keep the recovery on EVERYONE'S radar through the Winter. Recovery not just for NJ and NY but for all the effected areas, including Hatteras

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkingonh2o View Post
    doesn't look like you will be getting down there with that little rav4-
    Only in america do you need giant knobby tires to go off road. The rest of the world does it in subi's and rav4's.

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    There is a Auto carrying Ferry that is on the Manteo side of the Outer Banks that drops you off in Rodanthe. My parents have been taking this ferry and averaging about 3 hour plus waits sometimes 6 hours to get across the water there. Just yesterday my step father was taking a load of furniture down to Rodanthe in a full sized heavy duty 4wheel Drive Chevy Silverado and would not let him go. Only certain vehicles can go and they are basically escorted. You may just want to go down to South nags head as the Ferry wait will likely kill a whole day of your trip. There are some locals though at the Ferry lines and for a small fee of $50.00 they use their Hatteras Drivers liscense and drive your car over for you, they then catch the same ferry back (you can walk on) and do it all over again. Minimal wait time will be 1.5 hours.

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    Forget the surf. Sounds like fun off road driving

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    Quote Originally Posted by leethestud View Post
    Only in america do you need giant knobby tires to go off road. The rest of the world does it in subi's and rav4's.
    Hahahah, in Afghanistan they do it in Toyota Pick ups lol. straight dune driving lol. But yes my friend only in America do we need 35 inch super swampers to get 4x4 acceptance lol. Man, i could get through that stuff in my rav, granted i would have to time it like im trying to enter the water at the perfect minute inbetween sets to just floor it past that little sketchy over wash section of s turns lol. Thanks for the feedback guys. keep it coming