Margate polar bear plungers burr-ing in the New Year (SLIDESHOW and VIDEO)

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After a chilly dip, plunge participants head back to the beach./Chuck Eberson After a chilly dip, plunge participants head back to the beach./Chuck Eberson

Margate’s 20th annual Polar Bear Plunge, sponsored by Robert’s Place, rang in the New Year with hundreds racing into the 47-degree ocean Jan. 1 at Essex Avenue and the beach in Margate.

 

It has become a multi-generational event with families displaying their team robes and t-shirts.  The plunge has become a reunion of sorts.  Transplants who have moved away return to the event and share the common bond of shedding layers of clothing and running into the icy water.

Check out Ventnor's plunge here.

Photos and video by Chuck Eberson


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