Dippers take to the sea for Boxing day tradition

Whitby boxing day dip . 155252a pic Brian Muirfield
Whitby boxing day dip . 155252a pic Brian Muirfield

It was damp and it was grey and that was just the weather as hundreds braved the festive freeze and took part in Whitby’s annual Boxing Day dip.

Organised by the Whitby and District Lions, the event on West Cliff beach proved as popular as ever as hundreds ran into the sea to raise money for charity and local clubs and groups.

Whitby boxing day dip . 155252p pic Brian Muirfield

Whitby boxing day dip . 155252p pic Brian Muirfield

Some dippers donned football kits, fancy dress or festive attire to enjoy the bracing morning dip.

Brian Murfield was on hand to capture the action.

Whitby boxing day dip . 155252m  pic Brian Muirfield

Whitby boxing day dip . 155252m pic Brian Muirfield

Whitby boxing day dip . 155252l pic Brian Muirfield

Whitby boxing day dip . 155252l pic Brian Muirfield

Whitby boxing day dip . 155252n pic Brian Muirfield

Whitby boxing day dip . 155252n pic Brian Muirfield

Whitby boxing day dip . 155252k pic Brian Muirfield

Whitby boxing day dip . 155252k pic Brian Muirfield

Whitby boxing day dip . 155252j pic Brian Muirfield

Whitby boxing day dip . 155252j pic Brian Muirfield

Whitby boxing day dip . 155252i pic Brian Muirfield

Whitby boxing day dip . 155252i pic Brian Muirfield

Whitby boxing day dip . 155252h pic Brian Muirfield

Whitby boxing day dip . 155252h pic Brian Muirfield

Whitby boxing day dip . 155252g pic Brian Muirfield

Whitby boxing day dip . 155252g pic Brian Muirfield

Whitby boxing day dip . 155252e pic Brian Muirfield

Whitby boxing day dip . 155252e pic Brian Muirfield