Red Bull Cliff Diving competition is organized since 2008.
This year was the 5th time La Rochelle hosted it (it was its 6th time in France; in 2012 the competition took place in Corsica).
The competition consists of 8 stages bringing together the 10 best cliff divers in the world and 4 “wild cards”.
In La Rochelle the divers jumped from the 27 meters high “Saint Nicolas” tower – 3 times high than an Olympic platform – in the 5 to 6 meters deep waters of the old port -“Le Vieux Port” – of the city.
The divers reach a speed of more than 85km/hour in less than 3 seconds while performing perfectly controlled complex acrobatic figures.
The winner of the La Rochelle leg of “Red Bull Cliff Diving 2015” was Gary Hunt from UK.
The event brought more than 70,000 spectators to the old port of La Rochelle.
For more information about La Rochelle click here .
Hi, I am Carla. I am living and working in the beautiful city of Toulouse, France.
I like history, travel and... the southwest of France and try to share through this blog information about events that might be of interest to the travelers to this part of the world!