I’ve personally read somewhere where Fernando Aguerre, former owner of Reef said that the Trestles situation in Southern California wouldn’t have the active surf interest and contingency it does in the opposition effort without it being in the exact location it is. I think the quote was something like “there would already be a toll road if Trestles was in North Carolina.” Well, it appears that Fernando couldn’t have been more right.
The Outer Banks has been battling for surf access for quite some time due to the concern over damaging or destroying the breeding ground for endangered species like Piping Plovers and Oystercatchers. The Audubon Society and Defenders of Wildlife have been arguing against allowing surfers to access Cape Hatteras with off-road vehicles. Some say that surfers won’t be widely affected because the areas in question are rarely used by surfers, however Cape Point, which is off-limits, is very popular in the surfing community.