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Sun comes out for Polar Dip on New Year’s Day

Polar Dip draws crowd to East Beach for New Year's Day swim

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.-People met at the Chromatic Gate before Sunday's Polar Dip.

After a New Year's Eve storm the sun came out for the dip on New Year's Day.

Organizers including Hugh Margerum were delighted by the large turn out.

News Channel forecaster Shawn Quien said the water temperature was in the low 50s.

Most people wore bathing suits, but a few wore wetsuits to stay warm.

Margerum called it the 7th annual dip on East Beach in Santa Barbara.

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