Swimmer on mission has wild ride on latest plunge
Doug Maday, embarked on a quest to take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean every day for a year, found the going rough on Day 99.
Doug Maday, whose plan to swim in the Atlantic Ocean every day for a year was the subject of an article in Sunday's Inquirer, took his 99th plunge Tuesday at 7:15 a.m.
The waves off Seaside Park's M Street were "huge" and "brutal," he said, and carried him 75 feet south in seconds. "It was not bad for me," Maday said, "but conditions were not good. I got out right away."
Friends who watched Tuesday's ride described it as "pretty wild," he said.
The website Surf-forecast.com described Tuesday's weather as "bitterly cold and cloudy," with the water temperature at 48 degrees and high winds making the air feel like 28 degrees.
Maday, a used car dealer, resolved in late August to swim in the ocean 365 days in a row. He took his first plunge on Labor Day.