A popular, annual event which grew to 2000+ participants for 2012, the Tybee Island Polar plunge is fun for all – just check out the expressions of the folks who are probably thinking, “My it’s cold! Why am I in the jumping about in the Atlantic Ocean?” Fahrenheit Temperatures – Ocean: ~57+ Air: ~70. Wind: ~10 mph.
2012 Tybee Island Polar Plunge – Still Images
2012 Tybee Polar Plunge – Short, Lo-res Video (lots of joyful noise!)
Tybee Island is also known as Savannah’s Beach (Savannah, Ga.)
Hurricane Irene passed the Georgia coast on August 26, 2011. This appears to be a record-setting storm which may have significant impacts from North Carolina to Maryland (pretty much all of the northeast coast of the US.)
8/26/2011 – these images were captured during the early AM (the tide was high.) Note that swimming was banned while this storm passed but surfing with tethered boards was permitted. Surfers started entering the water around sunrise. Winds were gusting to ~25 Mph (per my hand-held anemometer) and seas were ‘rough’.