Tuesday, January 02, 2007

2007 Polar Bear Dip

Man O Man the annual Whiting Street Polar Bear Dip is without a doubt the place to be on New Year's Day... if you are on South Padre Island. And we hear rumors that SPI was one of the few warm spots in the country this week so who wouldn't want to be here?

There is no doubt that the string of sunny NY Days we have enjoyed over the past few years has helped this event grow quickly from a few to a few hundred participants in just 9 years. The air was on the chilly side this year, but that sun sure felt nice coming out of the water.

The SoB Sandcastle Wizards - picture shot by Laurie Gaudi - had lots of fun in the sand. Thanks to assists from Pat Flanigan, Dad Feets and my nephews Dylan, Eliot and Emerson.

View a great video and lots of still shots courtesy of Jerry & Jackie Wilson here and here. And lots of thanks to event organizers who continue to outdo themselves. This year's proceeds will go towards purchasing beach mats which will help allow more disabled folks to use our lovely beaches.

Already looking forward to the 10th annual in 2008!


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