INTERNATIONAL CLIFF DIVING COMPETITION TO LAUNCH IN AUSTRALIA
Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2012 Qualifier, Hawkesbury River, Feb 4
The jaw-dropping spectacle that is the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series returns to Australia in 2012, with the Riverside Oaks Golf Resort in the Sydney Hills suburb of Cattai, NSW hosting the qualifying round on Saturday 4th February. With new competitors attempting breath-taking dives from 27 metres, the event – which is open and free to the public – is set to wow punters against the stunning backdrop of the Hawkesbury River.
Fifteen international divers will travel to Australia to compete in the qualifiers, performing gravity-defying, three-second flights and hitting the water at up to 85kph. The four qualifying divers from the event will earn a prestigious spot amongst the world’s best in the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. The series runs from June through to September at stops across the globe and is judged by an international panel, with divers awarded scores according to the degree of difficulty and execution of the dive.
The event, organised in association with the local Hills Shire Council, kicks off on Saturday 4th February from 1pm, with the competition running from 2.30 – 4.30pm. Spectators are encouraged to bring their boats to bag the best vantage points of this incredible contest.
The four successful divers will go on to battle for the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series title in seven challenging competitions, taking place in extraordinary natural and demanding urban venues in the UK, Norway, the USA and more. 2011’s top seven divers, including two-time champion Gary Hunt from the UK and his predecessor Orlando Duque from Colombia, have all qualified automatically for the fourth edition.
The 2012 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series will push the world’s high diving elite to their limits. But Australia is where it all begins, and only those who shine on the Hawkesbury River will gain the right to compete for the high-diving crown!
Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Qualifier
Date: Saturday 4th February 2012
Time: 1.00pm – 4.30pm
Location: Riverside Oaks Golf Resort, Cattai, NSW 2756
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