Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series to return to Pembrokeshire in September
10:25am Wednesday 20th February 2013 in News
The Red Bull Cliff Diving extravaganza that wowed the crowds at Abereiddy last year will return this September, the company has confirmed.
A post on the company’s Facebook page read: “It’s official, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series will be returning to Wales for stop number six in 2013”.
The event – which saw some of the world’s best divers perform from a special platform high above the Blue Lagoon – will take place at Abereiddy again on September 14th, 2013.
Last year’s event captivated the public, with more than 1400 people attending on the Friday morning before a sell out 1500 crowd watched the final rounds on Saturday.
Many others, who were unable to get tickets, watched from the water after hiring kayaks or travelling to the venue by boat.
On both days, the action kicked off with a breathtaking exhibition of aerobatics by the Red Bull ‘Matadors.’ The event was won by American Steven Lobue, but all divers were in unison afterwards as they praised the stunning scenery of the venue.
Blake Aldridge, who competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics alongside Tom Daley, said: "Being British I don’t want to sound biased, but this is the best location I’ve ever competed at.
"Prior to this week I didn’t even know this place existed, but the views are exquisite. Pembrokeshire is blessed to have a place like this."