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Avila Beach hosts New Year's Polar Bear Plunge

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Posted at 6:55 PM, Jan 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-01 21:55:38-05

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.