La Rochelle

The World Series returned to a crowd favourite in La Rochelle!

17 May 2015

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La Rochelle, 17 May 2015

A new World Series record of 75,000 people watched the second stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2015 on Sunday, May 17, witnessing another victory for the seemingly unstoppable Gary Hunt!

The season's first stop on European soil was a return to the World Series' all-time favourite location. During seven years of the series, France has served as host country six times and, besides one side-step to Corsica in 2012, it's La Rochelle, whose name literally translates as 'little cliff', that has welcomed the cliff diving elite on each occasion.

The intimidating former defence tower of Saint Nicolas is still the most daunting venue in the entire competition. For the athletes, it is 120 steps from the catacombs of the tower to the platform, looming more than 27 metres above the chilly waters of the Bay of Biscay.

People have been passing between the Saint Nicolas Tower and the Tour de la Chaine to enter the city of La Rochelle via the seaway since 1345. Looking back on a long tradition of fishing and trading, the seaport of La Rochelle was once the largest on the French Atlantic coast. Nowadays, the city in the Bay of Biscay still maintains strong links with the sea by harbouring the largest marina for pleasure boats in Europe and has also maintained much of its old architecture, making it one of the most picturesque and historically rich cities on the whole Atlantic coast.

Diver Startlist
Gary Hunt (UK)
Artem Silchenko (RUS)
Steven LoBue (USA)
Orlando Duque (COL)
David Colturi (USA)
Jonathan Paredes (MEX)
Michal Navratil (CZE)
Blake Aldridge (UK)
Andy Jones (USA)
Jucelino Junior (BRA)
Cyrille Oumedjkane (FRA) - Wildcard
Anatoliy Shabotenko (UKR) - Wildcard
Kris Kolanus (POL) - Wildcard

Up Down

Up Down

Up Down

Wet and Wild Action at the Wormhole

Wet and Wild Action at the Wormhole

Raw Footage on the Rocks with GoPro

Raw Footage on the Rocks with GoPro

Amazing Heli-Dives at Cliffs of Moher

Amazing Heli-Dives at Cliffs of Moher

Iffland Cruises to Victory

Iffland Cruises to Victory

Gary Hunt's Winning Dive

Gary Hunt's Winning Dive

Fairytale Cliff Diving in Azores

Fairytale Cliff Diving in Azores

Fun and Frolics on the Azores Rocks

Fun and Frolics on the Azores Rocks

Getting Up Close on the Cliffs

Getting Up Close on the Cliffs

Jimenez's Winning Dive

Jimenez's Winning Dive

Duque the Legend Rises Again

Duque the Legend Rises Again

Drama and Delight on the Adriatic Cliffs

Drama and Delight on the Adriatic Cliffs

GoPro Highlights from Italy

GoPro Highlights from Italy

Road to Polignano Climaxes in Gargano

Road to Polignano Climaxes in Gargano

Iffland's Winning Dive

Iffland's Winning Dive

De Rose's Winning Dive

De Rose's Winning Dive

Roaring Action from the USA

Roaring Action from the USA

Iffland's Winning Dive in Texas

Iffland's Winning Dive in Texas

Aldridge Twists to Victory in the USA

Aldridge Twists to Victory in the USA

River Ripping Action in Mostar

River Ripping Action in Mostar

Women's Top 3 Dives

Women's Top 3 Dives

Men's Top 3 Dives

Men's Top 3 Dives

Hunt's Winning Dive

Hunt's Winning Dive

Carlton's Winning Dive

Carlton's Winning Dive

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Best Moments from US Thriller

Best Moments from US Thriller

Women's Top 3 Dives

Women's Top 3 Dives

Iffland's Winning Dive on Debut

Iffland's Winning Dive on Debut

Paredes' Perfect Winning Dive

Paredes' Perfect Winning Dive

Top 3 Men's Dives

Top 3 Men's Dives

Best Moments from Copenhagen

Best Moments from Copenhagen

Gary Hunt's Winning Dive

Gary Hunt's Winning Dive

Top 3 Dives from Denmark

Top 3 Dives from Denmark

Best Moments from the Azores Final

Best Moments from the Azores Final

Men's Top 3 Dives

Men's Top 3 Dives

Iffland Delights the Judges Again

Iffland Delights the Judges Again

Gary Hunt's Winning Dive

Gary Hunt's Winning Dive

Best Moments from La Rochelle

Best Moments from La Rochelle

Top 3 Dives from Saint-Nicolas Tower

Top 3 Dives from Saint-Nicolas Tower

Gary Hunt's Winning Dive

Gary Hunt's Winning Dive

High Drama from the Italian Cliffs

High Drama from the Italian Cliffs

Men's Top 3 Dives

Men's Top 3 Dives

Women's Top 3 Dives

Women's Top 3 Dives

Stunning Adriatic Domino Dive

Stunning Adriatic Domino Dive

GoPro Platform Tour with a Twist

GoPro Platform Tour with a Twist

Breathtaking Drama Down at Blue Lagoon

Breathtaking Drama Down at Blue Lagoon

Men's Top 3 Dives

Men's Top 3 Dives

Women's Top 3 Dives

Women's Top 3 Dives

Amazing Up-Close Action with GoPro

Amazing Up-Close Action with GoPro

Fighting the Elements in Windy Wales

Fighting the Elements in Windy Wales

A Thumping Climax at Mostar's Old Bridge

A Thumping Climax at Mostar's Old Bridge

Women's Top 3 Dives

Women's Top 3 Dives

Men's Top 3 Dives

Men's Top 3 Dives
Majestic Navratil Makes it Two in a Row

Majestic Navratil Makes it Two in a Row

Majestic Navratil Makes it Two in a Row
Majestic Navratil Makes it Two in a Row

Richard's Winning Dive from Stari Most

Richard's Winning Dive from Stari Most

Best Moments from Shirahama

Best Moments from Shirahama

Women's Top 3 Dives

Women's Top 3 Dives

Men's Top 3 Dives

Men's Top 3 Dives

Iffland Takes Giant Leap Toward Title

Iffland Takes Giant Leap Toward Title

Sergio Surges to Victory in Shirahama

Sergio Surges to Victory in Shirahama

Crowning Moments from Night Climax in Dubai

Crowning Moments from Night Climax in Dubai

Women's Top 3 Dives

Women's Top 3 Dives

Men's Top 3 Dives

Men's Top 3 Dives

Jones Soars to First Ever Victory in UAE

Jones Soars to First Ever Victory in UAE

Iffland's Winning Dive in Dubai Marina

Iffland's Winning Dive in Dubai Marina

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