Ocean City's first dip of 2013 is a chilly one

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Jen Marra / Hundreds of brave men, women and children gathered at the Moorlyn Terrace beach in Ocean City on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, to take a plunge into the icy cold Atlantic Ocean, also known as First Dip. Jen Marra / Hundreds of brave men, women and children gathered at the Moorlyn Terrace beach in Ocean City on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, to take a plunge into the icy cold Atlantic Ocean, also known as First Dip.

OCEAN CITY -- Hundreds of brave men, women and children gathered at the Moorlyn Terrace beach in Ocean City on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, to take a plunge into the icy cold Atlantic Ocean, an event known as First Dip.

The skies were gray, the wind was whipping and the temperature hovered near 45 degrees as the countdown began. Some were dressed in costume while others donned only their bathing suits as they ran into the chilly water. The dip did not last long for many as they screamed and made their way back to the beach.

This is part of the annual First Day at the Beach activities.

Video by Claire Lowe and photos by Jen Marra

Jen Marra / Hundreds of brave men, women and children gathered at the Moorlyn Terrace beach in Ocean City on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, to take a plunge into the icy cold Atlantic Ocean, also known as First Dip. Jen Marra / Hundreds of brave men, women and children gathered at the Moorlyn Terrace beach in Ocean City on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, to take a plunge into the icy cold Atlantic Ocean, also known as First Dip.

 

Jen Marra / Hundreds of brave men, women and children gathered at the Moorlyn Terrace beach in Ocean City on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, to take a plunge into the icy cold Atlantic Ocean, also known as First Dip. Jen Marra / Hundreds of brave men, women and children gathered at the Moorlyn Terrace beach in Ocean City on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, to take a plunge into the icy cold Atlantic Ocean, also known as First Dip.

Jen Marra / Hundreds of brave men, women and children gathered at the Moorlyn Terrace beach in Ocean City on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, to take a plunge into the icy cold Atlantic Ocean, also known as First Dip. Jen Marra / Hundreds of brave men, women and children gathered at the Moorlyn Terrace beach in Ocean City on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, to take a plunge into the icy cold Atlantic Ocean, also known as First Dip.

 

Jen Marra / Hundreds of brave men, women and children gathered at the Moorlyn Terrace beach in Ocean City on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, to take a plunge into the icy cold Atlantic Ocean, also known as First Dip. Jen Marra / Hundreds of brave men, women and children gathered at the Moorlyn Terrace beach in Ocean City on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, to take a plunge into the icy cold Atlantic Ocean, also known as First Dip.

Jen Marra / Hundreds of brave men, women and children gathered at the Moorlyn Terrace beach in Ocean City on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, to take a plunge into the icy cold Atlantic Ocean, also known as First Dip. Jen Marra / Hundreds of brave men, women and children gathered at the Moorlyn Terrace beach in Ocean City on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, to take a plunge into the icy cold Atlantic Ocean, also known as First Dip.

 

Jen Marra / Hundreds of brave men, women and children gathered at the Moorlyn Terrace beach in Ocean City on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, to take a plunge into the icy cold Atlantic Ocean, also known as First Dip. Jen Marra / Hundreds of brave men, women and children gathered at the Moorlyn Terrace beach in Ocean City on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, to take a plunge into the icy cold Atlantic Ocean, also known as First Dip.

Jen Marra / Hundreds of brave men, women and children gathered at the Moorlyn Terrace beach in Ocean City on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, to take a plunge into the icy cold Atlantic Ocean, also known as First Dip. Jen Marra / Hundreds of brave men, women and children gathered at the Moorlyn Terrace beach in Ocean City on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, to take a plunge into the icy cold Atlantic Ocean, also known as First Dip.

Jen Marra / Hundreds of brave men, women and children gathered at the Moorlyn Terrace beach in Ocean City on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, to take a plunge into the icy cold Atlantic Ocean, also known as First Dip. Jen Marra / Hundreds of brave men, women and children gathered at the Moorlyn Terrace beach in Ocean City on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, to take a plunge into the icy cold Atlantic Ocean, also known as First Dip.

Jen Marra / Hundreds of brave men, women and children gathered at the Moorlyn Terrace beach in Ocean City on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, to take a plunge into the icy cold Atlantic Ocean, also known as First Dip. Jen Marra / Hundreds of brave men, women and children gathered at the Moorlyn Terrace beach in Ocean City on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, to take a plunge into the icy cold Atlantic Ocean, also known as First Dip.

Jen Marra / Hundreds of brave men, women and children gathered at the Moorlyn Terrace beach in Ocean City on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, to take a plunge into the icy cold Atlantic Ocean, also known as First Dip. Jen Marra / Hundreds of brave men, women and children gathered at the Moorlyn Terrace beach in Ocean City on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, to take a plunge into the icy cold Atlantic Ocean, also known as First Dip.


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