OBX: Comment Period for the Proposed ORV Rule is Now Open

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by rodndtube, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. rodndtube

    rodndtube Well-Known Member

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  2. njsurfer42

    njsurfer42 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    they really didn't...it's almost as if they're trying to stymie public participation in this process...hmm, wonder why...?
     

  3. daydaydawnpatrol

    daydaydawnpatrol Member

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    Jul 7, 2011
    why bcause we dont count f the gov but yes we should keep the cars off the beach just more parking dont mind walking to a spot but 5 or 6 miles is a bit much if poeple could just keep there hands to themselves would not have this problem
     
  4. rodndtube

    rodndtube Well-Known Member

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    May 21, 2006
    It really isn't a good time to be complacent. If we opt out of the process then we are opting out of surf opportunities. The East Coast being the East Coast makes walking a questionable option at many spots on Hatteras Island. And, we as surfers are not the only ones interested in access -- fishermen and many others.
     
  5. njsurfer42

    njsurfer42 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    first, "why?" was a rhetorical question. second, have you ever actually BEEN to hatteras? third, i'm not really even sure what you're talking about.

    my gf, for example, cannot walk even a mile in the soft sand of hatteras island due to a physical handicap she was born with. should we not have the right to access more remote stretches of beach there if we possess the required vehicle?
     
  6. daydaydawnpatrol

    daydaydawnpatrol Member

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    Jul 7, 2011
    been there once maybe just saying we we as in poeple need to leave the beach how we fond it to many poeple feel entitled to go places they should not and dont ask a questoin if you dont want an answer
     
  7. njsurfer42

    njsurfer42 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    so you would rather plow under & pave a section of dune than allow vehicle access? how is that less destructive than responsible beach driving? people opposed to this talk about how irresponsible some of the people are, that they drive on the dunes, do donuts, etc...never, in over 20 years of regular visits (2-3x yearly) to hatteras, have i witnessed this behavior nor evidence (tire tracks, etc...) of this type of behavior. what i see down there is a culture of respectful, knowledgeable beach drivers & orv enthusiasts who are sure to clean up after themselves & make sure the only thing left on the beach is their footprints & tire tracks.
    & i really hope you're "don't ask a question if you don't want an answer" is referring back to my rhetorical "why?" & not to my gf.
     
  8. Moonie

    Moonie Member

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    Sep 15, 2009
    Thanks for posting rodndtube,
    I've been following this for a while.

    This is less about whether vehicles are bad for the beach or not.
    This is an over regulation issue.
    The wildlife people (National non-profit org) are trying to flex there muscle.
    The Hatteras N'tnl Seashore is a National Recreational area and not a wildlife preserve.
    It is meant to be used for the responsible enjoyment of people. Just like our other National parks across the country.

    Remember, all of Pea Island is already a wildlife refuge.
     
  9. rodndtube

    rodndtube Well-Known Member

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    May 21, 2006
    I commend you for being honest about having been down on Hatteras Island only once. Having said that you are not familiar with the specific issues at hand. This is not an issue of driving up to the 1st Street Jetty in VaBeach and walking a couple of blocks to the surf.