Blustery Day at the Beach

I had some free time this afternoon and since we are still under a high surf advisory in Charleston, I thought I would take a ride out to see if the surfers were all doing their thing at the Folly Washout. Since there was hardly anyone there, I figured the waves were probably not ideal for surfing, so I headed towards the County Park thinking that I might find some kite surfers there. Sure enough, the beach was pretty much deserted except for a few crazy folks out there defiantly taking on the elements. This guy was having a blast. I could hear him hooping and hollering out to sea as he rode the wind and waves like a wild man. He sure got a workout.

The Wild Side of Folly

Some of my favorite times to experience Folly Beach are when it’s wild and gray and gusty. Sunny days with children paddling and colorful beach umbrellas are great, but so are the days when storm squalls race across the sand and you know you have no chance to outrun them. The clouds are unruly and the sand is stinging, but it’s wonderfully beautiful all the same. This was such a day.