- 20-JUL-2012 at 2:00 PM
- 21-JUL-2012 at 6:00 PM
Red Bull Cliff Diving goes back to the competition's roots for the third stop of the 2012 World Series on July 20-21.
Diving directly off the cliff – the small Portuguese islet of Vila Franca, in the Azores, allows the athletes to perform two of their dives directly off the rocks. Never before in the World Series has a competition been held in such a natural cliff diving environment. Situated in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean – 1,369km west of mainland Europe – the Azores archipelago comprises nine islands. Of volcanic origin, the Azores are one of the last paradises in Europe - appearing often in legends of the lost continent of Atlantis. Vila Franca do Campo, named after the village just in front in the mainland, is located around one kilometre from the coastline and came about following the collapse of a former volcano.
Location: Vila Franca
Platform height: 27m
Average water temperature in July: 22°C
Average air temperature in July: 25°C
Type of water: Seawater (Atlantic Ocean)