Make Like a Pelican in 2013

Will Proctor, a.k.a Superman, waits for the countdown...
Will Proctor, a.k.a Superman, waits for the countdown…

January 1, 2013 | Hundreds of brave souls jumped into the Atlantic Ocean to celebrate the NewCold Year during the 5th Annual Pelican Plunge at Hunting Island State Park’s North Beach. Ok, so it wasn’t that cold, UNTIL they hit the water! It was about 61 degrees outside, and the water was 54, but a good part of the crowd splashed into the surf and jumped right back out! About 30 people completely immersed themselves for a swim. The Plunge followed a costume parade, “Simon Sez” and Kazoo songs. After the chilly dip, participants were treated to hot chocolate and chiminea fires while the winner of the costume contest was announced. All donations made during the event benefit the ‘Discover Carolina’ SC State Park Programs (Beaufort County, South Carolina Schools) through sponsorship of individuals and teams. What a great way to celebrate New Year’s Day! Enjoy our photo gallery of the event:

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