Skis on the seas

By on January 27, 2020

These photos and the narrative come courtesy of local photographer Cyndi Goetcheus Sarfan.
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I had an unexpected treat yesterday as I was out for a session of staring at water (it was glorious water yesterday!). Came upon two guys, Erik Pfeiffer and Charlie Wilson, who went out into the waves on jet skis and put on quite a show! Another example of you never know what you might see on the beach at the Outer Banks! Posted lots of pics on my OBX Surf Art page if you want to see more.


  • dan

    This is obnoxious and illegal. People go to the beach to have peace and quiet with nature. Not watch loud, noisy, smelly jet skis. Motorized water craft are required to stay at least 300 yards off the beach.

    Tuesday, Jan 28 @ 2:31 pm
  • CheetahOBX

    Dear “dan,

    There is always one in the crowd(oh….that’s right….it’s winter time there are no crowd(s))…..
    First and foremost… your homework…….EACH “beach/location” has DIFFERENT rules.
    Second, question, were you on the “beach” when/where this was happening……or are you just making a blanket statement about what YOU do not like? Third, how often do YOU go to the “beach”? ………………..always some “loca(l)” making some statement about what THEY do not like……..but….hay…..tanx for playing!!!

    Wednesday, Jan 29 @ 9:24 pm
  • CyndiGS

    Dan there was no one else on the beach when I got out there, for as far as the eye could see. These guys picked this spot because of that. While I enjoy the solitude of the beaches in winter here, I certainly didn’t object to the entertainment or the small amount of noise from the jet skis. It is not much different than the sound of big trucks driving on the beach in winter.

    Thursday, Jan 30 @ 8:40 am
  • CheetahOBX

    Dear Cyndi……LOVED these three(3)….pix……I’m sure you took more!!!!
    PLEASE post more if you can!!! The Outer Banks is a GREAT place for many different adventures……I do not even go the beach in front of my cottage(KDH)…..but travel to
    Jenette’s Pier Beach(Whalebone Junction) so my son can skimboard……..and guess what…..he gets the SAME kind of “treatment”….from people like…..”dan”……except… noise, not loud and he does not smell…..and it IS legal….LOL!!! Keep snapping Cyndi!!!!

    Saturday, Feb 1 @ 6:48 pm