Tybee Polar Plunge

Posted By Charissa / December 4, 2015 / Press Releases / 0 Comments

2016 Tybee Polar Plunge

IT’S COMING! IN FOUR WEEKS!

Take the Plunge! It’s cool! Launch your 2016 at the annual Tybee Polar Plunge on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1

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Participants for the Annual Polar Plunge run into the freezing water off of  South Beach on New Year’s Day 2009. (Savannah Morning News File Photo)

Exactly four weeks from today, we hope to see New Year’s revelers rolling out of bed early and heading out to Tybee Island for a re-energizing Plunge into the Atlantic. It’s the 16th annual Tybee Polar Plunge, a tradition held every January 1 at the Tybee Pier and Pavilion on the south end of Tybee Island. You can join more than 1,000 brave souls as they dash for a dip in the waves as the clock strikes noon.

You can watch the ever-popular Gang of Goofs Costume Contest and Parade that begins at 11 a.m. as dozens of fun-loving groups of three or more don wacky costumes and parade in front of celebrity judges before romping in their penguin, duck and pirate garb into the ocean. Or, better yet, get your own fun friends together, pick out your costumes and join the competition for awesome prizes, including vacation stays from our sponsors Hotel Tybee and Tybee Vacation Rentals. Last year’s winners, the Cat & the Hat Crew, will be back from Ohio to defend their title from 2015.

It’s a crazy New Year’s Day ritual not to be missed! Where else will you find a Polar Plunge that is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records? Yes, in 2012, right here on Tybee Island, our Tybee Polar Plunge achieved international acclaim as “The largest gathering of people wearing swim caps!” We had 2,049 brave souls plunging into the ocean that year! We’d love to break our own record this year!

The Polar Plunge is a fundraiser for the Tybee Post Theater, Tybee’s newly restored and reopened performing arts and movie venue. So join the fun, register and get this year’s Official 2016 Tybee Polar Plunge long-sleeve T-shirt and take the Plunge. Or, for the faint of heart, just register, pull on the shirt, watch the festivities from the Pier and tell your friends plunged!

You can register in advance online at TybeePostTheater.org. Or you can stop by the Polar Plunge registration tent at the Strand roundabout by the Tybee Christmas Tree starting Sunday, Dec. 27 through Dec. 31 from noon-4 p.m. Registration for adults is $25; children 12 and under. Theater members get a 10% discount!

Special thanks to our media sponsors WRHQ 105.3 Quality Rock and Connect Savannah, and new corporate sponsors Tybee Beach Vacation Rentals and Mermaid Cottages. If you would like to sponsor the 2016 Tybee Polar Plunge, or would like to volunteer to help, call Melissa at 912-472-4790 or email [email protected]

Who is going to top last year’s Gang of Goofs winners, the Cat & the Hat Crew?

2016 tybee polar plunge

Click here to  REGISTER,  or call 912-472-4790. Questions? Email [email protected].

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