Red Bull Cliff Diving cancels 2020 World Series and focuses on 2021 season
In the light of health concerns and advice from the authorities, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series season has been suspended for 2020. We trust that this decision will be understood and respected by everyone.
All efforts and energy are focused on an outstanding 2021 season, when elite divers as well as young up-and-coming talent will once again wow the crowds with their breathtaking free-falls from up to 27m.
We remain hopeful of staging a standalone event in Australia in appreciation of our loyal fans and to grant the planet's finest divers a chance to showcase their supreme acrobatic skills.
Red Bull Australia are doing everything they can to be prepared to host the event in Sydney, November 2020. The safety of the public, the divers, the crew and all others involved is the number one priority and, along with government advice, will ultimately determine the possibility of doing so closer to the date.
Athletes representing 18 different nations, including reigning champions Rhiannan Iffland (AUS) and Gary Hunt (FRA), will lead the world's oldest extreme sport to new heights in 2021, as the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series returns stronger and ready to inspire fans around the world again.
Athletes discuss the age-old question as season wraps up in Spain
For many years now, the world's best cliff divers have been asked the question: what's more important, complexity or consistency? Is it better to keep the dives simple and execute them well, or to ramp up the degree of difficulty at the risk of lower quality? In a way, it's all relative to the diver being questioned. For instance, Gary Hunt has won 8 World Series titles thanks to his higher DD dive list. But not many divers possess the same technical ability as the Brit. On the other hand, Andy 'Mr Consistent' Jones has just wrapped up another overalll podium finish courtesy of his unwavering ability to nail a medium difficulty dive list time and time again.
So, what's more important? Well, each athlete has their own answer, and in the clip above a selection of the world's best cliff divers offer their thoughts on the age-old question of complexity or consistency.