BIT NIPPY! Mass skinny dip in the freezing North Sea as hundreds strip off to welcome the first day of autumn
This morning [23 September 2018] six hundred naked swimmers stormed into the sea off the coast of Druridge Bay, Northumberland
HUNDREDS of skinny dippers ran into the North Sea to celebrate the arrival of the Autumn Equinox this morning.
600 people ditched their clothes and charged into chilly waters at sunrise as part of the North East Skinny Dip.
Some of the in the buff bunch held hands as they raced into the briny off the coast of Druridge Bay, Northumberland.
The naked horde fully embraced the freeing experience by splashing and paddling in the cold water.
Before taking the nude plunge, dippers were wowed by a female fire dancer and a percussion band as they gathered on the beach.
There were camp fires glowing as the growing crowd got ready to whip their kit off.
Jax Higginson organises the annual event, which is now in its seventh year, to raise money for Mind.
Artist Jax, who joined the nude crowd as they ran into the sea, has so far raised over £30,000 for the mental health charity.
Jax, from Sunderland, said: “It was really cold and really wild.
“We had at least 600 skinny-dippers taking part this year – 200 more people than we did last year.
“I have never ran into the sea with 600 people before, it was a first for me. Continued…Read full original article…
Source: The Sun
Original publication 23rd September 2018
Posted on NatCorn 9th October 2018