What started as joke among friends has grown over the past 17 years into a well-attended tradition! Thousands come from all over to join in – or simply witness – the Tybee Polar Plunge. And why not? The colorful, funny, tongue-in-cheek nature of the event is a wonderful way to start your year off.
If you hope to participate in the Tybee Polar Plunge, not just watch, you’ll need to register. Registration lines on the day of the Polar Plunge can be a little long, to say the least. Registering online prior to the date is recommended. Registrants will receive a long-sleeve, 2017 Tybee Polar Plunge T-shirt!
The Tybee Polar Plunge is much more than just a bunch of people getting wet. It also includes a “Gang of Goofs” parade and costume contest, complete with a trophy! The “Gang of Goofs” costume contest involves three or more people donning themed costumes for the parade and judging.
The team that wins first place gets their team’s name engraved on the “Gang of Goofs” trophy. The trophy is then displayed at the winning team’s location of choice until next year’s contest! Other prizes include vacation stays on Tybee, attraction passes, restaurant gift certificates, free bike rentals, and more.
The “Gang of Goofs” parade starts from the base of the Tybee Island Pier at 11am. From there, it makes its way to the beach where the Tybee Polar Plunge takes place at noon. Contest winners are announced at noon, just before the Tybee Polar Plunge commences.
If you hope to participate in the “Gang Of Goofs” costume contest, you’ll need to register for both the contest AND the Tybee Polar Plunge.
Tybee Polar Plunge 2017
New Year’s Day – January 1st, 2017, 11am
Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion – Tybee Island, GA 31328
For more information, tickets, and “Gang of Goofs” registration be sure to visit: tybeeposttheater.org
Tybee Polar Plunge Lodging
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