Kick Off the New Year with a Polar Bear Plunge

If you haven’t gotten in on this fun tradition, now’s your chance. Kick the year off right with the South Walton Fire District‘s Polar Bear Plunge.

For the fifth consecutive year, Gulf Place Community will host the annual event. On January 1, 2018, registration will be open at 11 a.m. on the corner of S. Co Hwy 393 and Scenic Hwy 30A at Gulf Place.

The plunge will start promptly at 1 p.m. at Ed Walline Regional Beach Access across from Gulf Place in Santa Rosa Beach.

Check out this footage of the 2018 Plunge:


POLAR BEAR PLUNGE TIME! Thanks to 30A Cottages and Concierge for today’s special Monday Moment. We’re here at Gulf Place and Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar to support our South Walton Fire District. Who’s ready for a DIP??

Posted by 30A on Monday, 1 January 2018

Last New Years Day, scores of people jumped into the chilly Gulf of Mexico water.

Some plungers wore costumes, others came out early to huddle around the bonfire before taking their dips. 

A $20 donation is suggested, as all proceeds will benefit the SWFD Department Relations Committee (DRC). The DRC purchases fire and life safety items for community based educational programs that are held throughout the year.

This event is open to all ages, and attendees are encouraged to bring a change of clothes. Following the plunge, guests will enjoy food, music and a bonfire.

And while you muster the courage to take the plunge, here are some videos of the previous editions of this event:

Polar Bear Plunge 2017

the annual “Polar Bear Plunge” underway with South Walton Fire District at Ed Walline park near Gulf Place:

Posted by 30A on Sunday, 1 January 2017

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