Polar Bears

Super Bowl Sunday Splash

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 Pear.

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

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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/

Be well,

Lee

Home: http://leebythesea.me

Alt blog: http://wherethesundontshine.net

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