After its longest break in history, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series will return to the country where it all began in 2009 - France - for the first event of the new season. Cap Dramont, just outside of the village of Saint-Raphaël, is a brand-new location on the famous Côte d'Azur.
12 years ago, 13 brave cliff divers took the leap of faith from La Rochelle's daunting Tower of Saint Nicolas, and it will be no less petrifying for the 12 women and 12 men on June 12 when they launch themselves from up to 27m for the first time in almost two years since the last competition.
In a celebration of the world's purest extreme sport, the 80th World Series stop since its introduction will allow the athletes to take-off from the plain rocks during their Required Dive round before they return to the platforms for the remaining three dives. Watching the divers freefalling into the Mediterranean Sea, viewers will fall silent for the men's three-second flights from 27m, and this time will have the added treat of seeing the women showcase their acrobatic skills from 21m.
Stay tuned for more details about this event and more stop announcements coming soon.