Moonlight skinny dip for Canterbury naturists

Last updated 11:47 27/01/2013

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The prospect of bathing in moonlight dressed in the bathing suit they were born in attracted about 60 people to South Brighton Beach last night.

The Canterbury branch of Free Beaches Canterbury holds a skinny dipping down a moonbeam event every year to celebrate the international day without bathing suits.

Many people were first time skinny dippers, said organiser Beatrice, who did not want her last name used because it was part of naturist culture to use only first names, as some naturists would lose their day jobs if their identities were revealed.

"They really enjoyed themselves and they said they would come back next year."

It was easier for first-timers to try it in the evening, she said.

"It's a bit dark and people don't look. You have to do it once and then you will do it again.

"You are born naked so there's nothing to be ashamed of."

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- Fairfax Media


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