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The 2010 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Championships end in Hilo, Hawaii on Sunday, September 12.
I got the chance to check out today’s practice and let me tell you that these guys are nuts! I got dizzy just standing on the platform!
It is being held at Kaiwainui Falls, however, the event is not open to the public, however, KWXX is offering tickets through the radio station contests that are currently going on.
Today, the divers had their first of two days of practice before the actual event takes place on Sunday.
I got to interview Orlando Duque who represents Colombia in this competition, however, he lives on Oahu over in Laie.
Here is a short interview with Orlando Duque talking about the event:
The cliff divers were all super cool and easy to talk to and they all seemed super stoked to be in Hawaii!
I was super stoked to get to ride in one of these vehicles with three of the crazy athletes. I filmed the entire ride from the bottom of the cliff to the top of the cliff so I think you guys might enjoy this video:
I don’t know how these guys do it… I really felt like I had vertigo from the top of the cliff.
Frances Hassan Mouti cracked me up a bit but it was all serious when it was time for him to jump.
Media from throughout the world was there today as I couldn’t understand half the words many folks were saying.
Tonight there is a Luau that I will be attending shortly and tomorrow is more practice and then a “Draw Party” at Da Shack Restaurant to see what order the competitors will dive on the actual competition day.
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