In search of some uncommon leisure on vacation this 12 months? This unbelievable excessive sport competitors is touring all of your favorite locations.
The Cliff Diving World Collection is again!
This adrenaline-fuelled worldwide tour sees a gaggle of extremely gifted, however probably mad, folks compete in ultra-high diving occasions in among the hottest vacationer locations the world over.
This 12 months, there are six stops on the tour – together with residence of cliff diving, Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina, final 12 months’s favorite new addition, Paris and a brand new location for this 12 months, Takachiho, Japan.
For those who haven’t heard of cliff diving earlier than and need to add a day of pleasure to your vacation, this could be your new favorite spectator sport!
What’s cliff diving?
Cliff diving is likely one of the oldest excessive sports activities on the earth. It combines acrobatics, diving and the adrenaline of leaping from monumental heights.
Olympic divers soar from a most top of 10 metres. Within the Cliff Diving World Collection the jumps are round 21 – 27 metres and, as a result of they’re leaping into pure water, it’s typically a really chilly touchdown.
The place can I watch cliff diving this 12 months?
The primary cease on this 12 months’s tour is Boston on 3 June. The occasion can be held on the metropolis’s gorgeous Modern Institute of Artwork.
Subsequent up is Paris on 18 June. The divers will soar into the Seine with a spectacular view of the Eiffel Tower within the background. Although leaping into the Seine may not sound interesting to most individuals, this is likely one of the most iconic settings of the tour this 12 months.
On 2 July the divers will return to Polignano a Mare on Italy’s southern Adriatic coast. This gorgeous seaside location of rocky coves supplies a dramatic backdrop to the spectacular jumps. Although it’s not with out its added challenges as final 12 months opponents needed to battle with robust winds.
August brings the primary of this 12 months’s new areas. On 3 August Purple Bull will make Takachiho in Japan its subsequent cease. The occasion will happen on Kyushu island, Japan’s third largest island which is understood for its energetic volcanoes, seashores and pure sizzling springs.
Divers can be leaping into the flowing waters beneath the Takachiho Gorge, deep into the mountains of Miyazaki prefecture. It guarantees to be an unbelievable setting.
The fifth cease on this 12 months’s tour sees the occasion return to Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina on 9 September. Although the climate is anticipated to be a toasty 27°C, the Neretva river is understood to be a very chilly touchdown, maxing out at 7°C within the top of summer time.
Mostar’s Stari Most (Outdated Bridge) has an extended historical past of ultra-high diving and – when this competitors isn’t on – vacationers can signal as much as discover ways to soar right here.
The ultimate cease of the Cliff Diving World Tour is the second of this 12 months’s new areas. On 19 November the athletes will dive within the harbourfront in Auckland, New Zealand. The nation’s largest metropolis, it’s located on the north island. This location guarantees to be a fantastic one.
Nonetheless it’s anticipated to be the windiest of this 12 months’s occasions so it’ll be a troublesome problem for whoever wins this 12 months’s tour.
Watch the video above to see a style of cliff diving in motion.