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Polar Bear dips planned in Cayucos, Avila Beach

A 5k plunge in Pismo Beach won't be happening this year
Posted: 1:14 PM, Dec 31, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-31 18:26:54-05
Ring in the new year with a polar bear dip in Cayucos

Cayucos is preparing for thousands of brave visitors set to take the plunge this New Year's.

The annual Carl Soulé Polar Bear Dip is set to take place at noon on Wednesday at Cayucos Beach.

The family-friendly event, now in its 40th year, includes T-shirts and certificates for those who participate.

Festivities begin at 9:30 a.m.

A polar plunge is also happening in Avila Beach Wednesday at noon.

People are encouraged to meet on the east side of the Avila Beach Pier beginning at 11:30 a.m. for the 8th annual event.

Event T-shirt and beanies will be available, with proceeds going to Friends of 40 Prado.

Dogs are not allowed on the beach.

For more information, click here.

In Pismo Beach, an annual New Year's Day tradition won't be happening this year.

The Pier to Plunge 5k's organizer says he needs help in order for the event to continue.

In a Facebook post, he says he will be at the Pismo Beach Pier Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m. handing out leftover gear from last year's race and says due to the event's growth, he needs volunteers and help from the community to make the event happen again next year.

For more information,click here.

The National Weather Service has issued a high surf advisory for the Central Coast, which could turn to a warning at 2 p.m. Wednesday; however, the U.S. Coast Guard does not expect this to impact the plunge or dip events.