NEW Year’s Day dippers in Amroth got their kicks from taking to the waves as Welsh rugby star Dan Biggar.

Around half of the 50 brave souls who joined in the event sported Dan Biggar masks and t-shirts.

And once in the chilly sea, they had a good try at staging a lineout despite the hindrance of the rough water.

Biggars large and small re-enacted the player’s famous pre-goal kicking routine, ‘The Biggarena’ , outside the Amroth Arms to warm up ahead of their plunge.

The swim - which has previously welcomed a posse of Elvis Presley lookalikes - is now in its 35th year and has raised thousands of pounds for charities and good causes.

“We’ve stayed small, but it’s always a great day for the village and a bit of fun for everyone who takes part and comes along to watch,” said Amroth Arms landlord Roger Harries.

“This year the sea was very rough indeed and the tide was high, so it was a case of everyone scrambling down the pebbles to go straight in the water, with people standing by with lifebelts just in case!”

The festivities continued inside the Amroth Arms with rock ‘n’roll entertainment by Hakin Stephens from Haverfordwest, who found himself with some Biggar backing singers!

The 2016 swim is raising money in support of Summerhill Youth Club, which has over 40 members, and over £500 has already been collected which will be put towards the monthly outings enjoyed by the youngsters and leaders.