Thousands of naked swimmers run into chilly waters 'screaming' in 3C temperatures at 2021 Dark Mofo Nude Solstice Swim

MORE than 1,500 people braved bone-chillingly cold water to skinny dip at dawn at the 2021 Dark Mofo Nude Solstice Swim in Tasmania.

The air temperature at Long Beach in Sandy Bay was just 3C while the water temperature was about 13C — but this did not deter the hordes of brave swimmers to strip off. 



This year, because of Covid gathering restrictions, the number was capped at 1,500.

That number was reached within half an hour of registrations opening. 

A waiting list was drawn up in case of cancellations.

But this year, because of coronavirus social distancing restrictions, the number was capped at 1,500.

Brady, 31, from Brisbane, said: "When you get in, you just run in screaming. You can’t really feel it until it’s too late.

"The skin starts to sting. (And) it does shrink."

Speaking to ABC News, Portia Predny, from Sydney added: ‘I was pretty keen from the start, as soon as I knew it was a thing.






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