Thursday, 14 April 2011

Red Bull Cliff diving

We all know Red Bull for there extreme sports and......they found something new (started in 2010): Red Bull Cliff diving.

The competition kicked off in March in Rapa Nui (CL) followed by Mexico (Yucat√°n) in April. The first stop on European soil takes place in Greece (Athens) in May, followed by France (La Rochelle) and Italy (Malcesine) in successive months. After a trip to the United States (Boston) in August, the grand final is hosted in the Ukraine (Yalta) on September 4.

Cliff diving sounds simple -- you'd think that all you need is a swimsuit and a suitable ledge to hurl yourself off into the water. However this thrilling and dangerous sport takes gymnastic flexibility, dedication and an insane dose of guts as the pros dive from a death-defying 26 metres or higher into the sea, the equivalent of an eight-storey building. The purpose is to make as many 'nice' moves during the flight.

Last weekend the second stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series was in Mexico's Cenote Ik Kil.

1 comment:

  1. Red Bull has a way of finding unique activities and great people to work with - we shot a few videos of them this summer: