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.
Three seconds of free-fall punctuated by astonishing acrobatic manoeuvres, followed by a puff of vapour as they rip beautifully into the water; the world's best cliff divers may make this feat look easy, but in truth there are many ingredients that go into constructing the perfect cliff dive. Countless hours of practice and mental preparation are needed if a diver wants to see the judges flashing tens at them upon surfacing, and without a strict and grueling training regime it's simply impossible to compete at the highest level in this sport.
Ahead of the 2017 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, watch the clip as some of the athletes explain in detail what goes into constructing the perfect cliff dive.