Polar Bear Swim 2018

photo: John Struthers

HIFR is once again pleased to be a part of the 2018 edition of the Hornby Island Polar Bear Swim. We’ll be there with First Responders, an ambulance, a fire truck, a big bonfire, hot dogs, and Jules’ hot chai. All you need to bring is a towel to dry off after the swim and a mug if you want chai.

The countdown will start ten seconds before noon on New Year’s Day at Grassy Point Beach. Check back here on Monday morning for confirmation of the location as we may have to move it if a northwest wind picks up.

The weather looks fantastic with overcast conditions and four degrees. The tide will be at 3.5m which doesn’t leave us a lot of beach but just enough for a long and skinny fire.

Thanks to the Co-op Gas Bar for their generous donation of paper cups, but don’t rely on that…. Bring a mug and save the planet.

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