Preparing to take the plunge

Photo: Richard Davison
Photo: Richard Davison
Kaka Point Surf Life Saving Club committee member Lisa Lee braves the deep-south waters in advance of the club's fundraising Midwinter Swim next weekend.

Mrs Lee said the annual polar plunge-style event at its home beach had been running ''on and off'' for most of the club's 85 years, typically attracting 20 to 30 people.

Hardy souls could enjoy the debatable pleasure of charging into the midwinter surf for a gold coin donation, she said.

All proceeds from the event and post-swim barbecue would go towards the surf club.

Prizes included ''toasty'' hot-water bottles for the best- and least-dressed.

''We've had people turn out in everything from wedding dresses to speedos. We draw the line at birthday suits, though. It is a family event, after all.''

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