VIDEO: Skinny dippers mark winter solstice

By AG Staff Writer 21 June 2016
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Hundreds of people braved chilly waters in Tassie this morning to mark the shortest day of the year with a cheeky nude swim.

WELL, THAT’S ONE way to mark the shortest day of the year.

Almost 700 people turned out this morning for a nude swim in the River Derwent at Long Beach in Sandy Bay, Hobart, bringing an end to the 11-day Dark Mofo winter festival run by the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA).

The nude swimmers braved 12°C air and water temperatures.

“It was pretty freezing but you don’t really feel it because everyone else is running in and you’re kind of caught up in the moment … it’s cold but it’s not, like, nuts,” swimmer Alyssa Hawley told ABC News