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Pembrokeshire to welcome back Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series

Kevin Du Mond: Taking the plunge in 2012
Kevin Du Mond: Taking the plunge in 2012
Kevin Du Mond: Taking the plunge in 2012

EXTREME athletes from across the globe will take the plunge in Pembrokeshire this September as the National Trust welcomes the return of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series.

Abereiddi’s iconic Blue Lagoon, which was the first British site to host the series in 2012 and again in 2013, will stage one of the nine legs of the world’s biggest cliff diving competition on 10 and 11 September.

The dramatic coastal location, owned by the National Trust, will challenge the elite of cliff diving as competitors leap from platforms suspended 20 to 27 metres above the water to impress the judges.

In a British first for the competition, Abereiddi will play host to both the men’s and women’s rounds, with reigning world champions Gary Hunt and Rachelle Simpson looking to defend their title.

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.

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“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. For more information, go to nationaltrust.org.uk/pembrokeshire and redbullcliffdiving.com

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