Thousands of people braved the North Sea this morning (Sunday, September 24) to take part in the North East Skinny Dip at Druridge Bay.
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Founder and organiser of the event Jax Higgerson said: "It is a celebration of life! Of nature! And of our own, unique, physical bodies! It's about taking a risk and embracing a moment of pure joy and freedom!"
Organisers also say that the health benefits of wild swimming are now better-understood thanks to recent research, which has found that there is a connection between the form of exercise and mental health.
*NOTE - There are depictions of nudity in the images.
Here are the photos from this year's event:
Pictures: PA MEDIA.