Calling all illegal burritos.
The same exact problem facing the noted environmentalist, and 11x world champion, Kelly Slater and his beachfront Oahu neighbors is also foiling likeminded wealthy friends from Miami all the way up to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina’s premier surfing destination.
Namely, the ocean creeping up and up and up, flooding multi-million dollar properties, eroding front yards, destabilizing foundations.
Slater, of course, solved his immediate trouble through the usage of illegal burritos but apparently his wealthy friends in Cape Hatteras did not receive the memo as, days ago, their houses plunged into the sea.
Per ABC News:
Two beach houses have fallen into the waves along North Carolina’s coast, U.S. National Park Service officials said in a statement Tuesday.
The unoccupied homes were located along Ocean Drive in the Outer Banks community of Rodanthe. The park service confirmed both collapses Tuesday and has closed off the areas around the houses.
Debris from the first fallen house was spreading widely. Officials from the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, which is part of the park service, said they will be working closely with the homeowner to coordinate cleanup activities.
This is the third time a home has fallen into the surf this year. A house in Rodanthe collapsed in February and spread debris across many miles of beaches before the homeowner and volunteers were able to clean most of it up. However, clean up efforts for smaller pieces of debris continues.
“Unfortunately, there may be more houses that collapse onto Seashore beaches in the near future,” David Hallac, superintendent of National Parks of Eastern North Carolina, said in a statement. “We proactively reached out to homeowners along Ocean Drive in Rodanthe after the first house collapse and recommended that actions be taken to prevent collapse and impacts to Cape Hatteras National Seashore.”
But might these destroyed homes make for bountiful new reefs?
One man’s trash another’s treasure?
Or should Kelly Slater teach the ways of illegal burrito to east coaster southerners who are more accustomed to illegal grits?