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.
Seven dives that prove how dangerous this beautiful sport can be
Cliff divers are expertly-trained and experienced athletes, but on rare occasions things can wrong...very wrong. Slight misjudgements from a height of 27m can leave divers lost in the air, with the inevitable result being a heavy crash into the water. Or, in one case, a very close encounter with the platform.
Thankfully, due to their skill and awareness, it doesn't happen too often. In the 10 years of Red Bull Cliff Diving so far there have been over 3000 competitive dives, and thousands more warm-up dives, and in that time there have only been a handful of these moments.
Take a look at the clip above and watch seven dives that prove how dangerous this sport can be.