HUNDREDS of naked swimmers braved the North Sea to raise money for charity.
The North East Skinny Dip, now in its third year, took place at sunrise at Druridge Bay in Northumberland.
About 300 people braved the cold, but failed to break the world record of 744 participants at a New Zealand beach.
The profits from the event are split between The National Trust (which owns the section of beach) and the mental health charity MIND.
The event was organised by Jacqueline Higginson, of Whitburn.
Mark Hurrell, who also helped organise it, said: “It was cold with quite a swell with big breakers, so there was much body surfing through the waves rather than swimming.”