<-----Some plunge. Some watch in wonder.
Kinda sends shivers down your spine, right? (and ears and knees and toes and .....) That's exactly why we love it!! Because we're not so smart and it's just a fun silly way to start the new year with a chilling cleanse and a bunch of other crazy people. This is the 11th annual Kirkland Polar Plunge, mysteriously planned by nobody, just circulated by word of mouth and shadowy whispers that draw close to 300 people to Marina Park in Kirkland at 1pm on January 1st.
Costumes are optional but always appreciated. This year I will be wearing a "40 year old with a hangover and muffin-top in a bikini" costume. Always a good laugh. Water temp is likely in the low 50's and the air today is 45 degrees. Just for reference, waterskiiers typically have a personal threshold for the combined air/water temp minimum, anywhere from 90 to 100 degrees. But that is in a DRYSUIT. This unofficial event is not for the weak at heart. So bring it.... all of you that are ready to kick 2012 in the ass and welcome 2013 in a memorable way. See you there. Happy New Year! ~j