Ireland will host a leg of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2021 on 12th September. Surrounded by a rugged coastal landscape, towering cliffs and staggering views of the Atlantic Ocean, Downpatrick Head on Ireland’s West Coast will play host to the world’s elite cliff divers for the fifth Irish touchdown of the event.
After three stops at Inis Mór, and a 2019 showing in Dún Laoghaire Harbour in front of 150,000 spectators, the World Series heads West again to a location steeped in Irish folklore and ancient history.
The world’s top cliff divers will leap, twist and somersault from breathtaking heights of up to 27m and at speeds in excess of 85km/h, with no protection but for their concentration, skill and physical control, before meeting the wild Atlantic below.
It promises to be a dramatic experience and one that will be broadcast around the world through Red Bull’s multiple media channels.
The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series was first held in 2009 and the 2021 calendar will feature six stops from June to October, kicking off in France. 12 male and 12 female athletes will compete for the coveted King Kahekili Trophy in the 12th edition of the series.
Further details on spectator attendance, live broadcast and participating divers will be announced in due course.
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