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It’s November, but we can still go to the beach—we are in Massachusetts, after all. Just have to re-evaluate your wardrobe choices.
The Polar Bear dip is commonly done in the depth of the winter, but we are here to tell you that October is as good a time as any to participate. Every winter, there are official Polar Bear Dips, where people collaborate and jump in the freezing ocean.
You are cordially invited to participate in the (non-official) SumoSkinny Polar Bear Fall Dip.
Who: Anyone who’s ready to see some foliage and then dunk underwater.
What: The Polar Bear Dip.
When: Before the last leaf falls, because once it’s snowy and below 30 degrees, you know you’ll drive there and then not have the guts to get out of the car.
Where: We recommend Hampton Beach in New Hampshire. Right over the state line, this beach is the best bet because of its compact size. Park your car in a slot (usually pretty empty this time of year) and stick a quarter in the meter. Within a few steps, you’re on the beach, and a short sprint later you’re in the water. It’s the best bet for a Polar Bear Dip because when it’s cold and the sun is setting, you can get from your car to the water and back in just a few minutes.
Why: Why not? It’s better than doing it in the January snow, and you can still say you did a Polar Bear Dip. Going in the ocean in any temperature less than 70 degrees qualifies, in our opinion.
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