Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Baring It All For a Record
Nudists Bare-ly Go for Guinness World Record Naturism to the public
By BRIAN THOMPSON
Jul 13, 2009
Would you dare to bare it all on a New Jersey beach?
From New York to California, nudists pranced in the surf and in lakes in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record.
Nudists Go for the Record
Naturists want to bring their love of baring it all to the mainstream. They're going for a record in the process.
"I was a little hesitant at first. As soon as I got here it was like 'I'm just gonna bare it all,'" said first-time nudist Lorray Bradbury of Marlton, New Jersey.
The young blond was a rarity as one of the few out of thousands at Gunnison Beach in Sandy Hook, New Jersey still sporting tan lines.
Throughout the United States and Canada, an estimated 10,000 nudists skinny dipped at the same time.
Friends of Gunnison (FoG), an advocacy group, was one of 127 chapters of the American Association for Nude Recreation that took part in the event. As the largest chapter, FoG put roughly 800 bare-buttocked members in the Atlantic Ocean.
FoG member Leo Falanga of Wrightstown, New Jersey exclaimed, "It's wonderful. It's the kind of event I think everybody should join."
Why do it?
"The whole point of this is to bring naturism out to the public to show them that we're normal people," said FoG President Dale Distasio.