After more than 20000 miles traveled, almost 200 three-second flights and 17263.45 points awarded, the 2010 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series staged its final showdown at the Kawainui Falls on Hawaii’s Big Island. In a spine-tingling competition, reigning World Series champion and Oahu resident Orlando Duque took his first season victory in front of the divers’ families and friends and handed over the title to Gary Hunt. This year’s dominator took four wins out of six and takes the crown from Colombia to England. To see more amazing cliff diving around the world check swim over to RedBullCliffDiving.com
The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2010 is back in the sport’s birthplace ‘Mana’ and ‘pono’, power and balance — these old Hawaiian principles were crucial when lele kawa, diving off cliffs, was born on the islands in the midst of the Pacific back in the 18th century. They are principles that have been upheld and are today prerequisites for the sport of high diving. It was from a rock made of lava that the last independent chief of Maui, King Kahekili, jumped in the late 1700s. The site of Kahekili’s Leap has ever since then been regarded as the birthplace of the majestic sport of cliff diving.