Five in a row! Gary Hunt strikes again on the Azores

Brilliant Brit Gary Hunt secures his fifth win in the World Series as Cliff Diving heads back to its roots. In the Azores the divers jumped from 27 meters height directly off the cliffs and down alongside rough rocks – cliff diving at its purest.


The fifth stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series took place at the circular-shaped Vila Franca do Campo islet offshore from São Miguel in the Azores archipelago. Due to the volcanic landscape and the rock formations the difficulty increased at this stop of the World Tour. This changed the game and the podium saw new faces like Mexican Jonathan Paredes and Andy Jones from the United States. Nevertheless the first place has been taken by Gary Hunt – again. Winning his fifth competition in a row this year, the Brit seems to be unstoppable.

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For the first time the Azores saw the Cliff Diving Ladies. Champion of the last stops, Rachelle Simpson (USA), struggled this time around and made room for fellow American competitor and Wildcard winner Cesilie Carlton. Adriana Jimenez (MEX) finished as second place and Ginger Huber (USA) completed the podium in third place.