NewsPenguin Plunge 2013 by staffJanuary 2, 2013July 22, 2015585 DEL MAR — New Year’s Day revelers take to the waters off of Del Mar for the annual Penguin Plunge. Photos by Daniel Knighton Spencer Lafferty, 10, sand-surfs in front of the lifeguard tower while waiting for the Penguin Plunge to start. San Diego resident Terri Thomas channels her inner leopard! Left to right: Encinitas resident Charles Heppner, and La Costa residents Mary Ellen Heppner, Cheryl Dodds, and Jeff Johnson. The crowd gets excited as the count down to the 2013 Penguin Plunge in Del Mar. Hundreds of people celebrate the New Year with a dunk in the chilly 55-degree Pacific Ocean as part of the annual Penguin Plunge in Del Mar. Del Mar resident Amy Stingley enjoys the Penguin Plunge with her friends. A man jumps over an incoming wave at the 2013 Penguin Plunge in Del Mar. Solana Beach resident Bill Wechter comes out of the chilly water after his first Penguin Plunge. FacebookTweetPinLinkedInPrintEmailRelated Articles:Decades of flooding in Leucadia raise drainage, legal… March 14, 2022 Carlsbad residents overwhelmed by local crime wave May 11, 2021 Oceanside photography teacher travels to Antarctica May 1, 2023 Who's News: 6/17/22 June 13, 2022 In the long run, Carlsbad 5000 too iconic to fade away April 6, 2022 Parent of child with disabilities says Del Mar Union… June 15, 2022 Support The Coast News. Click here.