Folly Beach goers were on edge Tuesday afternoon as a kite surfer flailed through the air while intermittently being slammed into the water. No one knew if the kite surfer was in need of Coast Guard assistance, or if he was just in the middle of an epic, bitchin’ set.
Kite Surfer Jamie Andrews launched just south of the Folly Beach pier at 5pm on Tuesday. After a few light wave hops and spins, Jamie violently launched into the air slammed and back down into the water repeatedly. More people began to follow and cheer Jaime on as his moves became more dangerous.
Folly resident Sunflower Bostwick was torn between calling for help and cheering him on. “I mean, it looks like he’s in some serious shit right now, but like, that could be his thing. I don’t know…I’m really high right now. You shouldn’t be asking me.”
Folly Beach Police Chief Bill Janus ordered his police force to ignore the kite surfer situation and focus on writing parking tickets for cars parked with a tire one centimeter on the road.
Just before sundown, Jaime made it back to shore to the applause of the large crowd that had amassed to witness his daunting performance. Witnesses report that Jaime army crawled away from the water, whimpering and crying as he kissed the beach.