Polignano a Mare

The 2018 champions will be crowned at the home of European cliff diving

Polignano a Mare

Polignano a Mare
Italy 23 Sep

Sep 23, 2018 10:30:00 +0000
Polignano a Mare

12:30 23 Sep | Local Time

10:30 23 Sep | GMT

Conditions

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18°C / 64°F Air
Temperature
22°C Water
Temperature
19 km/h / 12 mph Wind
Velocity
Seawater Water
Type
+5m / +16ft Water
Depth
27m | 21m / 90ft | 70ft Dive
Height

The 2018 champions will be crowned at the home of European cliff diving

This event will be LIVE on September 23 at 12:30 PM CEST (10:30 AM GMT) on www.redbullcliffdiving.com, Red Bull TV, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Twitch & Instagram.

There's no better place for the 'grande finale' in this anniversary season than Polignano a Mare. Hosted in the south of Italy for the sixth time in ten years, the sport's European home provides the most unusual take-off point: Through a private living room the male and female athletes enter the platforms mounted on a roof top terrace 27m and 21m above the Adriatic Sea.

Until Alessandro De Rose's maiden wildcard win in 2017, victory was reserved for the champions only in this typical southern Italian town. Duque, Silchenko, and Hunt were the Italian's predecessors on top of the podium.

Thousands and thousands of spectators won't miss the action, as this place not only means mozzarella, delicious raw fish and ice cream, but people of all ages fascinated by jumping into the water as cliffs are the foundation of everyday life, with the town itself perched on the precipice.

The birthplace of Domenico Modugno, writer and interpreter of the world famous song "Volare" (flying), is part of the province of Bari, Puglia, and inhabits just a little more than 16,000. Puglia's scenic coastline stretches over 750 kilometers; its biggest city is Bari, hallmarked by the Swabian castle, museums, several churches and monuments, and modern facilities such as an international airport, a tourist and industrial port, and fast railway connections.

An extremely pleasant climate makes this region the ideal setting for sports & nature activities all year round: trekking trails, cycling routes, horse riding, golf greens, diving centers, beaches equipped for windsurfing, sailing and kite surfing are Puglia's sports tourism highlights.

Discover how to easily reach Puglia on www.weareinpuglia.it.

Previous winners
2017 - Alessandro De Rose, ITA | Rhiannan Iffland, AUS
2016 - Artem Silchenko, RUS | Lysanne Richard, CAN
2015 - Gary Hunt, GBR | Rachelle Simpson, USA
2010 - Artem Silchenko, RUS
2009 - Orlando Duque, COL

Location - Bastione di Santo Stefano
Coordinates - 41°00'N, 17°03'E
Platform heights - 27m | 21m
Water depth - + 5m
Water temperature in September - 22°C
Air temperature in September - 26°C
Water - Adriatic Sea, sea water
Random fact - The platform is mounted on a private roof top terrace

This event will be LIVE on September 23 at 12:30 PM CEST (10:30 AM GMT) on www.redbullcliffdiving.com, Red Bull TV, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Twitch & Instagram. Red Bull TV is available on connected TVs, gaming consoles, mobile devices and more. Find out more at about.redbull.tv

If you miss the event or simply want to watch all the action again, the replay will be available on demand a few minutes after the event.

Conditions

Weather data provided by

18°C / 64°F Air
Temperature
22°C Water
Temperature
19 km/h / 12 mph Wind
Velocity
Seawater Water
Type
+5m / +16ft Water
Depth
27m | 21m / 90ft | 70ft Dive
Height

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