The biggest event of the season makes its highly-anticipateddebut in the Philippines! Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series kicks off its 11thseason in El Nido, Palawan, on April 12th – 13th, 2019.
This year, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series makes itsregional debut in three brand new locations on its seven-stop global tour,namely April 13 in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines (new), May 12 in Dublin,Ireland (new), June 2 in Polignano a Mare, Italy, June 22 in São Miguel,Azores, Portugal, July 14 in Beirut, Lebanon (new), August 24 in Mostar, Bosniaand Herzegovina and September 14 in Bilbao, Spain.
Twenty-four professional male and female cliff divers from 18 nationalities 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 inexcess of 86km/h with nothing else but their concentration, skill, and physicalcontrol. Divers will be scored by an international jury who will grade eachdive on the following metrics, take off, position in the air and entry in thewater.
Cliff Diving &Palawan’s Conservation
Just a 40-minute boat ride away from El Nido, Palawan,Miniloc Island provides divers and judges alike with a magnificent backdrop tothe opening contests of the World Series’ 11th season. To raise additionalawareness for El Nido’s conservation efforts, the Clean Cliffs Project (CCP)will run a number of educational and clean-up workshops on the island.
“The grant to hold the event in a national park is notmerely to draw more tourists, but to show the world our efforts to protect andpreserve this paradise from the threats of mass tourism. I personally think theevent can help convey to the world the need to protect paradise’s like oursthough responsible tourism,” said Carolyn Esmenda, Asst. Protection AreaManagement Board Superintendent.
Where to Watch RedBull Cliff Diving World Series
Catch the live broadcast from El Nido via Red Bull TV onApril 13th, 2019. Viewers in the Philippines may also watch the full event,along with the remaining six stops of the 2019 World Series, on FOX Sports, FOXSports GO, FOX+ app, and online at http://www.foxsports.ph.