Jimmy Buffett in Charleston

Jimmy Buffett posted a photo to Instagram of himself surfing at Folly Beach on Wednesday, days before Hurricane Florence is expected to strike the Carolinas. 

Singer and surfer Jimmy Buffett made waves on social media this week as he did what governors, mayors and emergency crews have urged the public not to do: hang out in Charleston. 

Buffett was spotted surfing Wednesday on Folly Beach. He posted a photo on Instagram. 

He led the post with lyrics to one of his songs, very appropriately "Surfing in a Hurricane."

He also wrote:

"On a serious note, respect mother nature, please be safe and listen to your local authorities." 

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A post shared by Jimmy Buffett (@jimmybuffett) on Sep 12, 2018 at 1:59pm PDT

Charleston resident and Instagram user chosen_sports re-posted Buffett's photo, with the following caption:

"I knew I stayed in Charleston for a reason. Jimmy Buffett is less than a few miles away from me. *Sigh* Can I just meet him already?!?! Guess we are all just trying to 'Reason with Hurricane Season.' "

Several Charleston-area fans commented on Buffett's post with concerns and advice. 

"If your looking for a place to stay during the storm you got two Parrotheads up in Mount Pleasant. Swing on by @jimmybuffett!" wrote Instagram user dannyf4042.

Another user, karensuetinker, wrote, "Your Parrothead’s need you. Fins up, have a BIG TIME and stay safe."

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Hannah Alani is a reporter at The Post and Courier covering race, immigration and rural life across the Palmetto State. Before graduating from Indiana University and moving to Charleston in 2017, her byline appeared in The New York Times.