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Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Final returns to Sydney, celebrating 100 tour stops worldwide

The event is brought to life by Camera Partner, Canon Australia

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Sydney, AUSTRALIA – 16 April 2024: Canon Australia today announces that it is the Camera Partner for the 2024 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Final. In its 15th season, Sydney, will once again host the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Final, taking place at the Botanical Gardens of Sydney on November 8th – 10th, 2024. The day will see reigning champion and Aussie diver, Rhiannan Iffland, take to the tower diving from 21 metres to defend her current 2023 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series title.

The winners of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Final will be decided on Sunday 10th November 2024, awarded the King Kahekili trophy for both the best female and male high divers of the year. The global spectacle that is the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series will head to Sydney, celebrating over 100 tour stops. The event is brought to life by Camera Partner, Canon Australia, and location partner, The Botanical Garden of Sydney.

Australia’s own, Rhiannan Iffland will defend her title, after securing her seventh King Kahekili trophy at the 2023 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Final. Also, looking to defend her top three result from 2023 is fellow Australian diver Xantheia Pennisi, competing for the third time as a permanent fixture on the World Series roster.

The event will see divers tackle three seconds of aesthetic freefalls from up to 27 metres above the water, redefining the boundaries of human capability, these complex dives are performed with unparalleled precision at speeds in excess of 85 kilometres per hour.

For more information, see the Australian event page here.

2024 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Calendar
May 26 – Athens, GRE
June 8 – Boston, USA
June 30 – Polignano a Mare, ITA
July 2 – Causeway Coast, NIR
August 10 – Oslo, NOR
August 25 – Montreal, CAN
September 29 – Antalya, TUR
November 10 – Sydney, AUS

Information on the wider 2024 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series calendar
- The new season launches in style in Athens, Greece, in May, with the World Series returning to the birthplace of sporting excellence for the first time since 2011. It will mark the first time that the women's category has touched down in this iconic location and for the men’s category, it's also a brand-new stop for the current lineup of divers.

- June then kicks-off a packed summer schedule with two stops. First up, the World Series goes stateside, returning to sport-mad city Boston, where the divers will launch from platforms on the roof of the Institute of Contemporary Art in a celebration of the 100th tour stop since the introduction in 2009.

- The divers will then switch continents, heading back to Europe for Polignano a Mare in Italy. The beautiful Puglia town – known as the home of European cliff diving - will host the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series for the 11th time. Witness jaw-dropping aerial artistry from up to 27m, set against picture-perfect beach coves and an azure Adriatic Sea.

- July welcomes the first of two new locations on the 2024 calendar, as the divers go all-in for the fourth stop of the season on Northern Ireland's Causeway Coast. The wider area was featured as Game of Thrones country on TV screens across the world, where the dark, choppy waters of the Atlantic meet the rugged cliffs of the Causeway Coast. Expect plenty of high drama as the athletes test their limits from three different take-off locations, including off-the-cliff rounds.

- August marks the mid-point in the 2024 season, with the divers launching into the cool blue waters of the Oslofjord in Norway. Spectators can get a fresh perspective on all the diving action, watching from the uniquely designed roof of the Oslo Opera House as the divers throw down a series of daring dives from the 30m long platform – the longest in the tour's history – in a quest to pick up maximum points.

- Just two weeks later, August wraps with another brand-new location for the sixth instalment of the season. Divers will head to Canada – the home turf of legend-in-the-making Molly Carlson and rookie permanent diver Simone Leathead – for its inaugural Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series event.

- The countdown to the crowning of the champions starts in September, when the World Series returns to Antalya in Turkey. Atatürk Park, at the heart of the Turkish metropolis's marina, has previously hosted the elite cliff divers only once before, in the debut year of 2009, when only the men competed. With 15 years separating the two visits to the Turkish location, like Athens, it'll be a brand-new adventure for the 2024 class. And as the season’s penultimate stop, Antalya will prove a pivotal point, where one great dive or untimely mistake can decide titles.

- The last stop on the 2024 calendar takes place in the home of defending World Series champion and cliff diving legend Rhiannan Iffland, when Sydney once again hosts the season’s grand finale. Another November Down Under will be the last battleground for the title in 2024, where the King Kahekili trophy will be awarded to the best female and male high divers of the year.

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2022 Rhiannan Iffland Heli Dive imagery for editorial use here, shot on a Canon camera. Please credit: Canon photographer, Andy Green.

About Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series
The introduction of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in 2009 heralded the start of a new era for this pure and captivating sport.

The best cliff divers in the world have embarked on this extraordinary journey, taking the sport to a new level of performance and perfection, creativity and courage, adrenaline and adventure. At each single stop during this multi-day event, 12 women and 12 men demonstrate their aesthetic skills to impress the international panel of judges and amaze the audience.

Every single dive is up to 27 metres high, 85 km/h fast and three seconds long – these three indisputable facts provide material for stories about concentration, physical and mental mastery and provoke conversations about "how can you" and "how do dare you".

From iconic classics to urban landscapes and fabulous new venues, seas, lakes, calm and wild waters, the uniqueness of each dive site adds to the magic of these unparalleled sporting competitions watched by thousands of spectators on site and on screen.

From May 2024, the art of cliff diving will unfold across eight countries and four continents with the overall champions of the 15th season of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series being crowned in November.