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Wed January 1, 2025 Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 US


Wrightsville Plunge

$30 Registration includes: Your choice of Tee (Short or Long Sleeve), Beach Towel or Trucker Hat. Select your Plunge time 12:00 or 12:30 and purchase your After Party tickets during registration.

After Party Only

$10 Just here for the Party! We get it! Stay dry and meet us at the After Party! Registration includes 1 After Party Ticket. You may purchase extra After Party Tickets as well as Plunge Gear when you register!


Celebrate 10 Years of Plunging for Purpose

Join us at Wrightsville Beach on January 1st and kick off your New Year by Plungin' for a Purpose! 

The 10th Annual Wrightsville Plunge benefits Communities In Schools of Cape Fear, which works to help keep kids in school, and on the path to graduation. Its a great way to support our region's youth, and have a blast at the same time!

We offer two Plunge times; At registration you may choose to Plunge at noon or 12:30 p.m.! A free shuttle from Wrightsville Beach Park and your choice of t-shirt, beach towel, or trucker hat is included with registration! 



1. PLUNGE LOCATION - On the north side of the Oceanic Pier (703 S. Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach, NC)

2. AFTERPARTY 2025 - You must purchase an afterparty wristband for access to the Plunge Afterparty. Purchase your afterparty ticket at registration for $10 or at the Plunge Tent on the day of the event for $20! Your ticket to the 2025 Plunge Afterparty covers the cost of craft beer, pizza, music and fun! Kids 12 and under get in free with purchase of an adult ticket. 

3. PACKET PICKUP ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 30 FROM 12 PM - 4 PM - Stop by South End Surf Shop and pick up your Plunge Packet, including your Plunge Arm Band, Tickets to the After Party, and your Plunge Swag!  Meet up with friends or make new friends while you browse the Plunge Merch Store! 

4. PLUNGE DAY CHECK-IN (Shirt, Arm Band and Gear Pick-Up) will begin at 10 AM on New Years Day at the large, white tent at South End Surf Shop. If you checked in and picked up your armband and gear on Monday, you DO NOT need to come to the Check-In Tent.

5. PARKING - There is LIMITED parking near the Plunge so you are encouraged to use the shuttle.  Please refer to the Parking Instruction section of our website. 

6. ARRIVE EARLY!  Beat the crowds and traffic by arriving at the beach early!  The weather will be perfect - bring your coffee/breakfast/beach chair and plan to spend the morning on the beach! 

7.  PLUNGE MERCH TENT - We will have beach towels, hats, Camelbak coffee mugs and hoodies available at the Merch Tent, located in the South End Surf Shop parking lot.

2025 Plunge Swag

Your registration comes with your choice of any one item:  

  • 10th Anniversary Special Edition Plunge Tee (short or long sleeve)
  • Trucker Hat
  • Beach Towel

Can't decide... No worries, you may purchase extra items during registration or at the Plunge while supplies last

2025 Design Reveal coming soon! 





After Party

Grab your tickets to the After Party during registration!  

Your ticket includes craft beer from Wilmington Brewing Company, Pizza, Music and a great time to kick off the New Year! 


About the Cause: Communities In Schools Cape Fear

Communities In Schools (CIS) of Cape Fear is a local affiliate of the nation’s most successful dropout prevention program. CIS has trained staff members in 29 schools across Pender and New Hanover counties that provide evidence-based interventions for students struggling with academics, attendance, and behavior in the classroom. CIS also offers free afterschool care, summer camps, programs for young parents, and diversion programs aimed to keep low level youth offenders out of the juvenile justice system-- all programs that accomplish the wider goal to empower students to stay in school and achieve in life. Learn more about CIS and donate directly to the cause at

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703 S Lumina Ave
Wrightsville Beach, NC US 28480


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