One of the most popular sporting events to be held in Pembrokeshire will return to the county this September in the form of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series.
The event was held at Abereiddy's famous Blue Lagoon in both 2012 and 2013, and attracted mass interest amongst local people, with tickets selling out well in advance.
Indeed, the latter competition was made all the better for the general public bu virtue of the fact current World champion Gary Hunt, of Southampton, went on to win the event with a thrilling final dive.
However to this disappointment of the Pembrokeshire public, organisers then chose not to use the venue for the proceeding two years, although strongly hinted they would eventually return after many of the divers labelled it their favourite series stop.
And sure enough this year the coastal location, owned by the National Trust, will again host one of the nine legs of the series, on September 10th and 11th, 2016.
For the first time, Abereiddy will play host to both the men’s and women’s rounds, with reigning Hunt and Rachelle Simpson looking to defend their titles.
The Blue Lagoon is the sixth stop of the series, with the professional divers also visiting Texas (USA), Copenhagen (Denmark), Azores (Portugal), La Rochelle (France), Polignano a Mare (Italy), Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Sandanbeki (Japan) and Dubai (UAE).
Andrew Tuddenham, the National Trust’s Manager for North Pembrokeshire, said: “A spectacular sport like this deserves a spectacular setting and we’re proud that the Blue Lagoon, Abereiddi has been chosen again to host this world-class event.
“We know that Red Bull will take great care with this special place and provide a hugely enjoyable experience for many visitors. We’re delighted to welcome them back.”
5,000 tickets for the event’s spectator area will be released this summer.