As National Lampoon's Vacation taught the world, skinny-dipping in a small group doesn't always work out. But skinny-dipping with 1,000 people... what could go wrong? Well, a beachload of people in Perth are willing to find out next month in a bid to break the world record for the largest skinny-dip ever.
Prospective participants can pay $35 AUD ($26 USD) to sign up online for the The Fig’s Naked Skinny Dip, which will take place on South Beach in Fremantle on March 8. For their money, naked swimmers get to own a piece of a world record and a photo of hundreds of naked strangers, taken by a drone. It's like some weird Guinness Book, NSA, and CIA dream all rolled into one.
"The event is about celebrating every body and getting nude together is all about self-acceptance and loving yourself just the way you are,” event organizer Russel Morris, and owner of The Fig restaurant, told the Brisbane Times.
Last year, the Aussies tried (and failed) to steal the cheeky title from New Zealand, which currently holds the record at 744 skinny-dippers. Their bid to drop trou en masse at Swanbourne Beach came up short because of weather conditions, “mainly because we had a huge swell…which made it challenging,” Morris said. You can make up your own erection joke here.
After the council approved the mass skinny-dip, the location was moved to South Beach, which will be cordoned off from 4am until 3pm for this year’s event.
"We think it'll be a great vibe,” Morris said. “We have some really exciting activities planned.”
Like hide the sunscreen, ring toss, and a three-legged relay race, among other fun games.