On New Year’s Day, Central Coast residents went down to Avila Beach for the city’s 10th annual Polar Bear Plunge.
Last year’s plunge was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Those participating in the plunge went into the water at 12:00 p.m.
"Oh man. It was cold, worth it though, I like getting in the water every year. It just brings a new fresh start. This year has been rough for everyone, of course, but it’s always nice to come down to our local polar plunge and just take a dip. It kind of just cleanses the senses and gets you ready for the new year,” sand Andrew Ball, an Arroyo Grande resident.
Those participating in the plunge were able to buy a t-shirt to commemorate their dip.
All t-shirt sale proceeds go to the Friends of 40 Prado.