(First two photos by Craig Young)
Looked to us like the biggest Alki Beach New Year’s Day Polar Bear Swim yet!
Organizer Mark Ufkes (below) thought that was a fair assessment.
(This and subsequent photos/video by WSB’s Patrick Sand unless otherwise credited)
Here’s our video as the hundreds of participants took the plunge from 42-degree air into 46-degree water:
12:42 PM: More photos added, ahead:
Of course there were costumes – in bright green, Cthulhu and friends stood out:
And as mentioned here last night, the softball-umpires contingent:
Duke’s, across Alki Avenue, provided chowder afterward – and Duke (Moscrip) himself was on hand:
Still reviewing photos; here’s a Flickr gallery from Russ Walker, among the swimmers again this year.