Little-known fact: Winter is the best season for swimming in the ocean. Really, it is. The beach isn't that crowded because the water is so unpleasantly freezing-ass cold. And when you get out of the water, the air is cold, too. For those interested in the extremes of human experience, a winter plunge can be quite invigorating. Join the fascinating group of individuals who partake in the annual Huntington Beach Pier Plunge as they dip and dive into the Pacific Ocean to rejoice in the first day of 2008. Shrunken packages and hard nipples are a certainty, so clothing is required.
Tue., Jan. 1, 10 a.m., 2008