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World Skinny Dip Record Attempt a Success


World Skinny Dip Record Attempt a Success - Sunday December 30, 2012

A world record has been broken at a Midway Beach in Gisborne this afternoon, in a successful bid to break the world record for skinny dippers.

The largest number to strip off in one place for a swim stood at 413, a record previously held in Wales. Today at BW Campgrounds, thousands of people turned out to watch the safe and controlled event.

There were a total of 506 skinny dippers that took part in the event hosted by BW Camping Festival.

Toby Burrows, festival manager said, “There was a great turnout at the beach and everyone was in good spirits to participate or support breaking the skinny dip world record.”

“We were overwhelmed with how respectful and well behaved the skinny dippers and spectators were.”

BW Campgrounds partnered with ZM and Skinny Mobile to host the event. ZM Presenter Luke Taplin roused 14,000 campers on the beach to participate. The local Gisborne police and Surf Life guards were also present.

“It was great to see so many BW Campers and Gisborne locals coming together with one focus in mind to break the world record.” Event manger Jo Holley reported.

Skinny dip participant and promoter Anna Jobsz said “I can’t believe we broke the record, it’s so exciting to be part of a world record and to know that we did it in Gisborne, with a great group of people.”

BW Campgrounds is an annual camping festival held in Gisborne over the New Year period in-conjunction with Rhythm & Vines, currently celebrating its 10th year anniversary.

We look forward to hosting a repeat of the event next year to better the record.

ENDS

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