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.
Watch the 'brilliant Brit's' majestic final dive under pressure in Polignano a Mare
Gary Hunt completed his amazing comeback at the final stop of the 2018 season in Polignano a Mare to secure a record seventh World Series title. An early season mental block looked to have ended his hopes of regaining the King Kahekili Trophy, but after finding the old magic mid-season the 'brilliant Brit' came to Italy on the back of three wins in a row. And despite title rival Steven LoBue piling on the pressure with a great performance of his own, Hunt stepped up for his final dive and defied the pressure to rip the Adriatic waters and take the victory.
Watch the clip and enjoy Hunt's title-winning dive in Italy.