Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Happening In PH
Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series to kick off its 11th Season in the Philippines
The biggest and most popular sports event of the season is having its highly-anticipated debut in the Philippines this April! Now on its 11th season, Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series will kick off its first-leg in El Nido, Palawan, on April 12th – 13th, 2019.
About Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series
Started in 2009, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series has provided a platform for aesthetic free-falls and dives of ever growing complexity, spotlighting the sport’s finest athletes as well as the most promising talents. In 2014, they introduced a Women’s World Series. After
Global Tour Locations
This year’s Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series global tour will have three brand new locations:
- April 13 – El Nido, Palawan, Philippines – (NEW)
- May 12 – Dublin, Ireland – (NEW)
- June 2 – Polignano a Mare, Italy
- June 22 – São Miguel, Azores, Portugal
- July 14 – Beirut, Lebanon – (NEW)
- August 24 – Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- September 14 – Bilbao, Spain
Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Participants
There will be twenty-four (24) professional male and female cliff divers from eighteen (18) nationalities who will take off for the clear emerald waters of the Small and Big Lagoon in Miniloc Island, including record champions Rhiannan Iffland (AUS) and Gary Hunt (GBR). However, each stop will feature four (4) wildcard divers seeking to earn their way up the ranks.
The divers will soar from heights of up to 27m at speeds in excess of 86km/h with nothing else but their concentration, skill, and physical control. Divers will be scored by an international jury who will grade each dive on the following metrics — take off, position in the air, and entry in the water.
Cliff Diving & Palawan’s Conservation
Miniloc Island is just a 40-minute boat ride away from El Nido, Palawan. The said island will provide divers and judges alike with a magnificent backdrop to the opening contests of the World Series’ 11th season. Aiming to raise additional awareness for El Nido’s conservation efforts, the Clean Cliffs Project (CCP) will run a number of educational and clean-up workshops on the island.
According to Carolyn Esmenda, Asst. Protection Area Management Board Superintendent (PAMB), “The grant to hold the event in a national park is not merely to draw more tourists, but to show the world our efforts to protect and preserve this paradise from the threats of mass tourism. I personally think the event can help convey to the world the need to protect paradise’s like ours though responsible tourism.”
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