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article imageSpaniards smash world 'skinny dipping' record all in a good cause

By Anne Sewell     Jul 22, 2013 in World
Vera - A town on the Almerian coast of Spain has broken the Guinness World Record for the largest-ever "skinny dip," after 729 naked swimmers jumped into the Mediterranean sea as one on Sunday.
While organizers had only expected "around 600 people," what they got was 729 completely naked swimmers, baring it all for charity in Vera in the Almeria province of Andalucía.
The town, located in the southeast of Spain has now broken the Guinness World Record for the biggest group 'skinny dip,' beating the previous record set by 506 bathers in New Zealand.
José Carmelo Jorge, the local mayor, described the event as a "tremendous success" and noted that he was "very satisfied" with the outcome.
Jorge told reporters that this event had raised funds for charity and that it had also served its purpose of helping to promote naturist tourism in the town.
It seems that Vera's mass skinny dip was only one of the many activities that took place across the country on Sunday to mark the "Day Without Swimsuits."
The Spanish Naturism Federation (Federación Española de Naturismo) organized the events, and the goal of the day was to promote tolerance for nudism on beaches.
Vera's nudist beach hosted not only the skinny dip, but also an event of au naturel athleticism on Saturday by hosting its first Nudist Fun Run. Runners ran in their birthday suits over a 3.1 km course through the streets of the town's "El Playazo" nudist zone.
Nothing like getting back to basics for good fun, especially in the current hot summer weather!
A video is available for viewing of the event here (Spanish language - total nudity).
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