We’ve had a rogue wave of sorry surf hitting us of late:
Attack political ads, computer virus, Zika virus, storm preps, tax preps. How to escape it all?
By busting bare, well almost bare…as a Polar Bear.
That’s what rocked Long Beach, NY this Super Bowl weekend, the 13th annual Plunge for the Make a Wish foundation.
Thousands gathered for the big dip. I could feel the electricity in the air as the participants slogged across the snow-covered boardwalk to the shiny sea.
Temps were in the low 40s, water temps too. Registration time was 12:30. Splash time 1:30. But so much enthusiasm could not be contained. A burst of teens, tots, couples, families, the young, the not-so-young, jumped into the brrrrisky brine.
Safeguards were ubiquitous: Lifeguards, police, aux. police, Fire Fighters, an off shore Nassau County police launch. All to keep the day on the sunny side.
I thought I’d save a lot of words on this post and just put all it to music and photos.
Yes, it all came together in cold but good, very good…vibrations:
Super Bowl Sunday Splash 2016 Photo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9tbbVUSuuE
Also see Long Beach Polar Bear Plunge 2014: Pt 1 https://leebythesea.me/2014/02/03/they-grinned-and-bared-it/
Long Beach Polar Bear Plunge 2014 Pt. 2 https://leebythesea.me/2014/02/06/polar-bear-plunge-part-two/
Alt blog: http://wherethesundontshine.net
Categories: Polar Bears
Glad you love the the shot of you guys. My pleasure. See you again out there, I”m sure.
Thanks for the cute picture of my twin sister and me taking the plunge holding hands! Love it!