The 14 day weather forecasts a warm 6 degrees and sunny for the 2024 edition of the Hornby Island Polar Bear Swim on New Years Day. HIFR will be at Grassy Point beach with trucks, hot dogs, chai and a big bonfire in anticipation of the swimmers hitting the water at noon sharp.
This is a great family event with everyone from 6 years old to those in their 80s swimming or just watching the spectacle.
1) Bring a mug for the hot chai to avoid a single-use cup.
2) Wear water shoes because the pebbles can be hard on your feet.