Category: Local News30a welcomed 2018 by taking a plunge into the Gulf of Mexico. The event was held at Gulf Place with the plunge at 1 p.m. Gulf Place is located at the corner of CR393 and Scenic Hwy. 30A. The plunge is held at Ed Walline beach access into the Gulf. The 5th Annual SWFD Polar Plunge on New Year’s Day 2018…. don’t miss it. This event is hosted by The South Walton Fire District and sponsored by our awesome Gulf Place Merchants – Sunrise Coffee, 30 A, Shunk Gulley and Pizza By The Sea.