Credit: Moises De Pena Photo: Vinny at The Polar Bear Plunge in the Atlantic Ocean on January 1, 2013

As Vinny put it, he was freezin' for a reason this New Year's, spending his should-be-hungover morning plunging into a freezing ocean. What a guy!

The Jersey Shore star spent January 1 participating in the Cold-EEZE annual Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge in the Atlantic Ocean, to raise money for the charity Camp Sunshine.

According to Vinny's Twitter, he still has water in his ear, so he may need a few more days to recover from the chilly swim!

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