Did someone say beach bums? Dozens of Australians bare it all for charity as they strip off for a skinny dip to raise funds
To some its about destroying negative body image, to others it is a chance to strip back to the bare essentials with a community of like-minded individuals.
The ocean swim, which offers 300 or 900 metre courses, is not a race, nor is it about being seen nude with organizers ensuring that skinny dippers don’t strip off until they are on the sand and are handed out sarongs to cover up with as they exit the water.
Founder Nigel Marsh said he wanted to create an event that would give people the same sense of empowerment that can come from completing an ocean swim or running a marathon without the restriction of clothing.