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.
A look back at 'The Duke's' most memorable dives across the globe
Orlando Duque may have called time on his illustrious career at the end of the 2019 season, but his legendary cliff diving exploits across the globe will live long in the memory. From competitive leaps in stunning spots like Azores and El Nido, to a jaw-dropping heli-dive beside the Statue of Liberty, as well as realising his dream of taking flight from the ice in Antarctica, 'the Duke' has pretty much done it all.
Watch the clip and enjoy a highlight reel from the Colombian's cliff diving career.