Hundreds participate in "Polar Bear Dip" on South Padre Island

Wet weather didn TMt stop hundreds of people from participating in the New Year TMs Day Polar Bear Dip on South Padre Island.

Now in its 15th year, the event was held at its new home at Clayton TMs Beach Bar on the northern end of the Island.

The annual tradition is known for its unpredictable weather.

This year, the weather on South Padre Island was in the low 70s, overcast and wet.

That didn TMt stop hundreds of people from welcoming 2013 by taking a quick dip in the Gulf of Mexico.