North County – Neah-Kah-Nie Beach
New Year’s Day @ 11 am
The “original” Tillamook County New Year’s Day Polar Plunge began in 2005 when a group of folks gathered and plunged … and then it grew. Janice Gaines-Ehlen on of the first plungers, took on the role of “unofficial” organizer, and here’s her “to-do” suggestions for 2023.
ou get bragging rights only if you…
TAKE THE PLUNGE!
It’s that time of year again to shed your inhibitions, fears and some common sense!
When: New Year’s Day 2023
Location: Neahkahnie Beach (one mile north of downtown Manzanita, last area you can park, past 3 way stop sign. There is parking in the neighborhoods around the plunge.
• Time: 11:00am is about the time we plunge but it is a good idea to get there early.
-Often people ask about what “cause” is this for and I say:
IT IS A FUN RAISER, NOT A FUND RAISER!
• All ages and species are welcome and encouraged!
Janice’s Polar Plunge Requests:
None of this you have to do but “may I suggest?”:
#1-Group photo prior to plunge; be there on time so we don’t have to freeze our tuckus off while you are yelling “wait for me!”
#2-Plunge attire is something covering your private parts as I am sure they look great, but this is a family event.
#3- Count down for the run into the water and
#4- Full head dive (not really mandatory but a good idea if you ask me).
#5-I SUGGEST- Please do not stay in the water very long, it’s not a smart thing to do and you want to appear smart, don’t ya?
Why??? For NO reason, NO cause or NO explanation except:
“If you never have you should, these things are fun and fun is good!”
Reward: A very large smile!
Janice (the crazy person who thought this was a good idea many years ago, is NOT responsible for your safety during, before or after the Polar Plunge, but we do care about you!
And remember why: “If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good.” ― Dr. Seuss
TILLAMOOK – Cape Lookout Beach – sponsored by the YMCA
The Tillamook County Family YMCA, Oregon State Parks and Netarts-Oceanside Fire and Rescue sponsor the 8th annual Polar Plunge at Cape Lookout State Park Pavillion. Event and parking are FREE on New Years Day.
Join us at 11 am for a plunge in the ocean, bonfire, beverages and treats.