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3:23 am on Wednesday January 2, 2013

Video from the Lowcountry polar bear plunges

Image by YouTube user "livethelifesean"The Charleston area's two annual polar bear plunges returned Tuesday, and we've dug up a couple videos. Over on Sullivan's Island the Dunleavy’s Pub Polar Plunge benefited the South Carolina Special Olympics,...
2:42 am on Wednesday January 2, 2013

Photos and video from the Hunting Island polar bear plunge

Eat Sleep Play Beaufort The fifth annual Pelican Plunge was held on New Year's Day in chilly 54 degree water to raise more than $4,000 for educational programs like the "Discover Carolina" State Park programs. Eat Sleep Play Beaufort was on the...
5:27 am on Monday December 31, 2012

Folly or Sullivan's? Two Lowcountry polar bear plunge options

Image by VisitFolly.com From the 2012 installment of Folly Beach's annual New Year's Day polar bear plunge. Update: Check out the videos. The Charleston area's two annual chances to get a (little) chilly in the ocean's water are returning. You can...
1:42 am on Monday December 31, 2012

Getting ready to get (kinda) cold: The Hunting Island polar bear plunge is coming back

Update: Check out the photos and video. The fifth annual Pelican Plunge is slated for New Year's Day. The event will take place at noon at Hunting Island's Lighthouse (North) Beach on January 1, 2013, when the average water temperature is a not-so-...
4:22 am on Tuesday January 3, 2012

Start a new year with a freezing dip in the Atlantic, for a cause (Update: Coverage)

Image by Flickr user Linda DuchaineUpdate: For a chilly dip did thousands come. Live 5 News was on scene and has a nice video report — check it out up top or over here. Also worth a shout out are The Post and Courier's report and photos, and the ...
2:24 am on Monday January 2, 2012

The Hunting Island polar bear plunge is back (Update: Success)

Update January 2: Temperatures in the 70s, a turnout of 400, and no Portuguese man-of-war reports — sounds like a perfect day. The Island Packet has a report and a couple photos (get them here) and the blogger behind Brooks Sabbatical has some...
6:11 am on Sunday January 2, 2011

Charleston's polar bear dips are back (update: photos and a write-up)

Image by Flickr user Margarita Banting Update January 2, reports: The Post and Courier made it out to Sullivan's Island where the money raised would go to support Special Olympics of South Carolina. Thousands came out on the warm day and the paper...
5:09 pm on Saturday January 1, 2011

Video, photos from the Hunting Island polar bear plunge

While today's near-70 degree high surely would have made the leanest polar bears sweat, the 3rd Annual Pelican Plunge went ahead on New Year's Day with a perhaps larger crowd than it would have otherwise charted.  Several hundred came out for the...
4:08 am on Saturday January 2, 2010

2,000 take a polar dip on Sullivan's Island

Image by Flickr user stevendepoloFriday afternoon some 2,000 slightly-less-than-sane folks took the polar bear plunge into the water at Sullivan's Island. The Post and Courier was there and has a swell photo set; go check them out over here. This is...
7:05 am on Thursday December 31, 2009

Brrr. Charleston's two Polar Bear Swims are back

Image by Flickr user Margarita BantingJust remember that when your shivering your butt off, at least both events are for a good cause. Read more stories on this subject in our Polar Bear topic page.The longer running of the two is on Sullivan's...

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