"This is how pretty much all inexpensive parasailing is done in Thailand.
None of the operators have the equipment so you launch from the boat
so you launch from the beach. They run with you to ensure you don't trip
and get dragged face first across the sand. Then they just hang out on
the ropes while your in the air."
"That's not all they do. You also have to land on the beach. So when it
comes time to land, the guy on your back yanks the chute toward the beach
while the boat runs parallel to the shore. This forces you back over
It's fun because you have to pick your feet up so you don't kick beach-goers
in the head as you land."