Whatever the weather or sea temperature for that matter, a growing number of people feel compelled to hurl themselves into the icy waves around the island on New Year’s Day.
We caught up with those souls hardy enough to brave the waters at the midday ‘Deemster’s New Year Dip‘ on Laxey beach.
Amongst the throng was our editor Richard Butt. Here you can watch the action as the chilly dippers race toward the sea, and enjoy the ensuing screams from the comfort of your warm homes.
The Isle of Man Examiner will feature pictures and stories from all the day’s dip action and will be in shops on Tuesday afternoon.