Peggy Scherpenberg of Golazo Sports that helped organise the event told the VRT that "This makes for ideal conditions, especially for those taking part for the first time.”
"It rained again yesterday. Today we have fine weather and a calm sea. The slight sea breeze makes it feel cool, but people came out of the sea happy.”
Asis the case every year, a number of well-known people took part in the event. They included the former judo champion and MP Gella Vandecaveye (photo below), the singer Wendy Van Wanten and Miss Supermodel Belgium 2015 Shana Stremersch.
After their dip the participants were treated to a glass of jenever (a gin distilled in the Low Countries) and a bowl of soup to get warm again.