Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series to kick off its first leg in El Nido

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The biggest event of the season makes its highly-anticipated debut in the Philippines! Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series kicks off its 11th season in El Nido, Palawan, on April 12th – 13th, 2019.

This year, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series makes its regional 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, Bosnia and 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 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

Just a 40-minute boat ride away from El Nido, Palawan, Miniloc Island provides divers and judges alike with a magnificent backdrop to the opening contests of the World Series’ 11th season. 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.

“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,” said Carolyn Esmenda, Asst. Protection Area Management Board Superintendent.

Where to Watch Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series

Catch the live broadcast from El Nido via Red Bull TV on April 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, FOX Sports GO, FOX+ app, and online at http://www.foxsports.ph.

Gary Hunt of Great Britain before he dives from the 27 metre platform on Hong Island during the last competition day of the eighth and final stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, Krabi, Thailand on October 26th 2013. // Romina Amato/Red Bull Content Pool

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