Take the Plunge

Tybee Polar Plunge 2015!

The Tybee Polar Plunge returns to Tybee Island on Thursday, January 1, 2015!  Join thousands of people and take the plunge into the brisk Atlantic Ocean at 12:00 noon on New Year’s Day.  It’s a great way for the ENTIRE FAMILY to start off the New Year!

WHERE: Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion – Tybee Island, GA 31328

WHEN: January 1, 2015

COST: Adults $25, Kids under 12 $15. Members discount, 10%. Sign in on Members page.

“Gang of Goofs” Contest and Parade!

The 2015 Tybee Polar Plunge also welcomes the return of the “Gang of Goofs” costume contest and Parade!

We are looking for groups of at least three (3) or more to dress up in their craziest, wackiest and funniest costumes! The Goofs will parade in front of an esteemed panel of judges to compete for some great prizes! Winner receive vacation stays on Tybee, complimentary attractions passes, restaurant gift certificates, free bike rentals and more!

The first place team will also receive the coveted Le “Gang of Goofs” trophy which will be engraved with their team name and displayed at the location of their choice for an entire year.

The “Gang of Goofs” parade will begin at approximately 11 am at the base of the Tybee Island Pier. The winners will be announced immediately prior to the Polar Plunge.

Each “Gang of Goofs” member must also register for the Tybee Polar Plunge. You must register your Gang of Goofs no later than 10:30 am Jan. 1, 2015!

Registration for the Tybee Polar Plunge and the “Gang of Goofs” contest is $25 for adults & $15 for children (members of the Tybee Post Theater will receive a 10% discount) and includes the official 2015 Long-Sleeve Tybee Polar Plunge T-Shirt!

Kool Karaoke!

Something new this year to keep the Pier and Pavilion swinging until the Plunge! We’ll have a DJ and a microphone for the Gangs — and anyone who thinks they can sing karaoke in the morning. Get to the Pier early and get your name on the list. You’ll have an audience of hundreds! Karaoke starts at 10 a.m. Prizes for participants will be randomly drawn at the end!


Sign up to be a Tybee Post Theater member and SAVE! Member price is only $22.50/$13.50.


You can register for the Polar Plunge or the Gang of Goofs contest in person at the Tybrisa Roundabout on Saturday, December 27, Sunday, December 28, Monday, December 29, and Tuesday, December 30, Wednesday December 31 from 1 pm – 4 pm or on Thursday, January 1 from 9 am – 11:30 am at the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion (deadline to register for the Gang of Goofs contest on January 1st is 10:30 am).


You can either download the form(s) and send them with a check payable to Tybee Post Theater, no later than December 23, 2015,  to: Tybee Post Theater, P.O. Box 2356, Tybee Island, GA 31328; or pay online by December 31st and email your form(s) to info@tybeeposttheater.org or bring them with you on January 1st.


Download Polar Plunge Form Download Gang of Goofs Form



I WANT TO JOIN! WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT? For more information download the Registration Form and follow the instructions above.

Do I have to register to swim? No. You do not have to register to swim in the Atlantic, but you will not be able enter the fenced area.

What form of payment will you accept if I register in person? We accept cash, checks, Visa and MasterCard.  Checks should be made payable to Tybee Post Theater.

What do I do if I have already paid online and submitted my registration form? You will still need to pick up your t-shirt.  Go to the Prepaid line at the Pier and Pavilion on January 1st, or visit the Tybee Polar Plunge tent at the Tybrisa Roundabout from 1-4 pm, Dec. 27-31 and pick up your T-shirt and wristband early and avoid the crowd!

Are Plungers crazy to do this? It helps! But remember, our Plungers are doing this to benefit the Tybee Post Theater. Be sure to show up and cheer them on!

Where does all of the money go? The proceeds from the Tybee Polar Plunge go toward the reopening of the Tybee Post Theater.   This historic movie house, built in 1930 by the Army stationed at Fort Screven, is currently being renovated and will soon become a performing arts and community venue for Tybee Island’s residents, visitors and businesses.

Is my donation tax deductible? Yes. The Tybee Post Theater is a 501 (c) (3) tax deductible organization. $19 of the $25 registration fee is a tax deductible contribution ($16.50 for member tickets).

Are you authorized to put a fence on the beach? Yes. A letter of authorization has been obtained by the Georgia DNR. Care is taken to make sure nothing is disturbed on the beach. The fence placement takes into account the rising tide for January 1, 2015.

I have more questions.  Who can I contact? You can either click on the Contact tab at the top of this page, send an email to info@tybeeposttheater.org or call 912-663-1099.