Nude world record set after 400 naked people took dip in icy Welsh sea

London: A nude world record has been set by 400 people, who stripped on a South Wales beach and ran naked into the icy cold water.

People came from all over the globe to take part in the world skinny-dipping record on Rhossili Beach, Gower, and the wet and windy conditions did nothing to damper their spirits.

“I’m quite shy and I have never swam naked before so to do it in front of 400 people was a bit of an eye-opener. But there was no embarrassment - it was just great fun,” the Daily Mail quoted first-time skinny dipper Steve Absalom, 29, as saying.

Organisers of the event said their challenge had to be verified by Guinness but they believe they have smashed the previous record of 250 skinny-dippers.

“It was great fun - I have never seen so many happy smiling faces. We hoped for 300 people but in the end we got a lot more - I’m delighted with the turn out,” spokeswoman Alison Powell said.

Organisers are hoping the sponsored skinny-dip will raise more than 5,000 pounds for the Marie Curie cancer charity.


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