Wales

Red Bull Cliff Diving returns to the Blue Lagoon this September.
Gary Hunt plonge au pays de Galles en 2012
Intro

All tickets for this weekend's event in Wales are sold out.

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The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series returns to the UK in September to the picturesque location of the Blue Lagoon in Abereiddy in Pembrokeshire, south west Wales. The competition takes place near St David's, which is among the smallest cities in Europe with a population of only 1,800 and is built around the ancient cathedral of St David's.

With three English divers, the United Kingdom is the most-represented nation within the World Series in 2013 and Leeds' Matt Cowen, who was awarded a last-minute wildcard entry for this stop last season, before making it into the permanent divers' list via qualification, will try, together with three-time World Series champion Gary Hunt and former Olympic diver Blake Aldridge, to claim a podium in front of a home crowd at the sixth stop on the 2013 calendar of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series.

Wales is steeped in history and also has its own language, which is spoken by almost a quarter of the population. Pembrokeshire is a spectacular maritime county measuring only 20 miles from north to south, yet has 186 miles of breathtaking coastline. It has a diverse landscape of unspoilt pocket beaches, lakes, woodland and quaint villages, which have been the backdrop to films including the blockbuster, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Venue

Venue

Location: Blue Lagoon
Platform height: 27m
Average water temperature in September: 15°C
Average air temperature in September: 18°C
Type of water: Seawater (Celtic Sea)

HOW TO GET THERE
Blue Lagoon is close to St David's in Pembrokeshire's Abereiddy and the easiest way to get there is by car. There will be free car parking for all ticket holders. Event signage will be placed from Haverfordwest directing cars to the event site. If you're using a sat nav enter SA62 5BM. As soon as you see event signage please follow those directions rather than your sat nav... you won't end up in the right place!

Schedule

Schedule

Friday, September 13: Gates open at 11am, with the start of the event at 12pm. Friday ticket holders will be able to watch the first round of action. Each diver will complete a practice dive followed by a scored dive. Their score will rank them for the head-to-head dives which will be held on Saturday.

Saturday, September 14: Gates open at 1pm, with the start of the event at 1.45pm. Saturday ticket holders will watch the finals. Divers complete two head-to-head dives. The seven winners from the head-to-head rounds, and one lucky loser, go through to the final.

FAQs

FAQs

HAS RED BULL CLIFF DIVING EVER HAPPENED IN THE UK BEFORE?
This year is the second year the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series has come to the UK. The World Series however has been running globally since 2009.

HOW MANY DIVERS ARE THERE?
There are 10 divers who compete in the World Series. Four wildcards are invited to each stop of the tour.

WHERE ARE THE DIVERS FROM?
All of the information on the divers can be found here.

HOW HIGH DO THE DIVERS JUMP FROM?
The platform is 27m high.

HOW ARE DIVERS SCORED?
There are five judges that score each of the dives. Go here for more information on scoring.

CAN I WATCH IT ONLINE AND ON TV?
For viewers in the UK, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series will be shown on Dave near the end of 2013. The exact date is TBC - please keep checking Dave's website for updates.

WHAT TIME DOES THE EVENT START?
The event starts at different times on the Friday and the Saturday (this is due to tide times).

Friday, September 13, gates open at 11am

Friday, September 13, show starts at 12pm

Saturday, September 14, gates open at 1pm

Saturday, September 14, show starts at 1.50pm

HOW LONG DOES THE EVENT LAST?
The event will last approximately 2 hours on both event days.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY TICKET?

FRIDAY TICKET HOLDERS:
Watch the first round of action.

Each diver will complete a practice dive followed by a scored dive.

Their score will rank them for the head-to-head dives which will be held on Saturday.

A total of 28 dives will be performed on the Friday

SATURDAY TICKET HOLDERS:
Watch the finals.

Order of divers are seeded from the first round on Friday for the head-to-head competition

Divers complete 2 head-to-head dives

The 7 winners from the head-to-head round and 1 lucky loser go through to the final (the lucky loser is the diver with the highest score of all the losers).

The diver from the final 8 with the highest score (totalled from all of the rounds) is crowned the leg winner.

A total of 36 dives will be performed on the Saturday.

HOW DO I GET TICKETS?
All tickets are now sold out.

ARE CHILDREN ALLOWED TO ATTEND?
Children under 5 years old are not allowed into the event as the site is unsuitable.

IS THERE A DISABLED AREA?
Yes, we have a designated area for a maximum of 10 disabled ticket holders and their carers. It is a difficult site for disabled access. If you do intend on coming to the event please ensure you have a carer with you capable of assisting you over uneven ground. For wheelchair access you will need to park in the car park at Abereiddy not the main event car park.

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY OF GETTING TO THE EVENT?
The easiest way is by car.

If you are coming from the South East follow road signage to Haverfordwest or from the North East follow signage to Fishguard where you will pick up event signs to the event. If using a satnav enter postcode SA62 5BM until you pick up event signage which will then take you to the event site.

There will be free car parking for all ticket holders.

WHAT'S THE NEAREST TRAIN STATION?
The nearest station is Haverfordwest which is a 40-minute drive from the event site. We recommend coming by car.

I AM COMING FROM FAR AWAY, IS THERE ANYWHERE TO STAY?
There are lots of different types of accommodation nearby please go to www.visitpembrokeshire.com for more information.

CAN I PUT MY BOAT ON THE WATER?
Yes you can. There is a capacity for boats in the lagoon, this will be dealt with on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information on this please scroll down!

WHAT DO I NEED TO WEAR TO THE EVENT?
Please come prepared to be standing on uneven ground in typical British weather! Given the unpredictability of the UK weather, bring a waterproof, some suncream, plenty of layers in case it is windy and most importantly sturdy footwear.

IS THERE ANY COVER - WILL I GET WET IF IT RAINS?
There is no cover for spectators so please bring a waterproof.

WHAT WILL THE TERRAIN BE LIKE FOR SPECTATORS?
Spectators will be watching the event from the cliffs therefore please wear sensible footwear as some of the ground is unstable.

WILL THERE BE FOOD AND DRINKS SOLD THROUGHOUT THE EVENT?
There will be food and non-alcoholic drinks to buy at the event site. Cards will not be accepted so please bring cash.

WILL I NEED TO BRING CASH?
Yes, as there will be food and drink on site. There will not be a cash point so please bring enough money to buy food and drink for the two-hour show. Fishguard or St Davids will be the nearest towns with a cash point.

WILL THERE BE ANYTHING ELSE TO DO ON SITE?
The main focus is the competition itself. After the event there are many beautiful walks in the local area.

CAN I JUMP OFF ANY OF THE CLIFFS DURING THE EVENT?
Not during the event, however after the event on Friday, September 13, we will be holding a workshop session which anyone can join in with. You will need your own swimwear and we would recommend a wetsuit. This will also be operated on a first-come, first-served basis.

WHAT IS THE WORKSHOP SESSION?
After the event on Friday, September 13, we will be holding a workshop session for people who want to experience what our divers go through. You will be taught by some of the World Series divers how to jump off 5m and 10m heights into the water. We will not be providing swimsuits or wetsuits so please come prepared if you're brave enough to plunge into the Welsh waters. All participants taking part in the workshop session will have to sign a disclaimer. If you are under 16 you will need parental consent to take part.

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FAQs FOR BOATS AND WATERCRAFT

Can I get on the water with a boat or watercraft to watch the event?
If you are a ticket holder you can watch the event from dry land. If you want to bring a boat or watercraft then you need to enter the Blue Lagoon from the water through the thin channel that enters the lagoon from the sea (to do this you do not need a ticket).

What kind of boat or watercraft is permitted?
There is a size restriction on the type of boat or watercraft you can get into the Blue Lagoon due to the entry channel from the sea. To enter the lagoon by boat you need to come in through a small channel that is cut in the rock from the sea. The lagoon is only accessible by boat around high tide.

Boats entering the lagoon should be no longer than 4.5 metres in length and have a suitable draft to fit through the entry channel. At high tide, the maximum draft of boat that can enter is approximately 3 feet, however this depends on the height of the tide.

Anyone bringing a boat is responsible for checking that their boat is suitable to enter the lagoon and it is strongly advised that you check the water entry point to the lagoon before the event.

How do I get my boat or watercraft to the water and into the Blue Lagoon?
There are a number of options depending on the type of boat or watercraft.

For light watercraft that don't require trailers and are easily carried, you can park in the event car park and then carry your craft down to Abereiddy where you can launch and paddle around to the entry to the lagoon. Please be aware that you will be paddling in the open sea and it is your responsibility to be safe and within your ability when doing so.

Alternatively, if your watercraft does not require a trailer but is not so easily carried, there is the possibility of parking in Abereiddy car park and launching from there. Please note Abereiddy car park is a small public car park and not reserved for the event. This car park regularly gets very full and it is suggested that if possible you avoid this and use the event car park.

Do not take a trailer down to Abereiddy car park as the road is unsuitable and there is no way to launch a boat by trailer from there.

For boats or watercraft that require a trailer you need to launch your boat somewhere that is suitable for this. The closest option is Porthgain. Please note that Porthgain is very small with very limited parking and like Abereiddy may become full.

Do not take a trailer down to Abereiddy car park as the road is unsuitable and there is no way to launch a boat by trailer from there.

From Porthgain you can travel south in the sea to the Blue Lagoon. Please be aware that you will be in the open sea and it is your responsibility to be safe and within your ability when doing so.

Do I need a ticket if I am in the water?
If you are in the water with a boat or watercraft you do not need a ticket, however please note you will need to remain in your boat or watercraft for the duration of watching the event as all the viewing areas on land will be full of ticket holders.

Once I'm in the water watching can I get out of my boat and still watch the diving?
Unfortunately not, you will need to remain in your boat or watercraft for the duration of watching the event as all the viewing areas on land will be full of ticket holders.

Can I bring a boat on a trailer down to Abereiddy?
No, please do not take a trailer down to Abereiddy car park as the road is unsuitable and there is no way to launch a boat by trailer from there.

If I'm bringing a boat or watercraft what time should I arrive?
We estimate carrying a canoe from the event car park to Abereiddy beach will take about 15 minutes. Allow 25 minutes to launch your watercraft from Abereiddy beach and to enter the Blue Lagoon. Please factor these times into your travel plans.

What are the tide times?
The tide times are as follows:

High water on Friday is at 13.21

High water on Saturday is at 15.01

 

TICKETS TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By completing the purchase of your Red Bull Cliff Diving ("RBCD") tickets and/or using such a ticket to enter the RBCD event (the "Event") you demonstrate your agreement to the following terms and conditions with Red Bull Company Limited (the "Event Organiser"). Any person who is in breach of these terms and conditions may be removed from the Event without right to refund, compensation or re-admission.

Cancellation Policy
The Event Organiser reserves the right to make alterations to the Event including, but not limited to times, dates, programmes and places, due to unforeseen circumstances including, without limitation, force majeure, safety and security concerns or decisions from any competent authority.

Due to the nature of the Event and the high level of Health & Safety requirements involved the Event; Organiser draws your attention to the Event Organiser's contingency plans and cancellation policy.

You agree that:

(i) Should bad weather, or any other reason, prevent the Event from going ahead on Friday 13th September & Saturday 14th September, the Event will be cancelled. You will be refunded the price of the ticket. Refunds can only be made to the card which made the original payment. If purchased in a partner store you will be refunded using the same method of payment by which you made the purchase, you must keep your ticket and your purchase receipt to take to the partner store for a refund.

Event Organiser will be constantly monitoring the situation and request that you and each ticket holder checks the website www.redbullcliffdiving.com before you start your journey to the Event. Updates on the Event status will be posted regularly.

Permitted Use of Tickets
Once purchased, tickets cannot be transferred, exchanged, refunded or returned unless the Event is cancelled in accordance with the Cancellation Policy above.

By purchasing a ticket you and each ticket holder agree that the tickets are for your personal use only and will not be resold or transferred. In the event of any resale or attempt to resell the tickets via an auction site or any other means, the Event Organiser will identify the ticket immediately and invalidate it. The Event Organiser cannot be held responsible for any losses associated with tickets purchased via an auction site or through any other medium that provides resold, duplicated or invalid tickets.

Disclaimers
Tickets for the Event can be purchased through the SEE tickets website (www.seetickets.com) and the See Tickets Terms and Conditions shall apply to all purchases. You must agree to the See Tickets Terms and Conditions before purchasing tickets. The Event Organiser disclaims any and all liability to you in relation to your use of the See ticket website.

It is your and any other ticket holder's responsibility to check the accuracy of the details on your ticket; mistakes cannot always be rectified. When you receive your tickets, please keep them in a safe place as the Event Organiser cannot be held responsible for any tickets which are lost or stolen (and replacement tickets cannot under any circumstances be issued).

The Event Organiser shall only accept responsibility for personal injury or death where this has been directly caused by its negligence. Event Organiser excludes, to the greatest extent permissible at law, any and all liability beyond the face value of the ticket purchased. The Event Organiser excludes all liability for any indirect or consequential losses arising howsoever.

At the Event
Entry to the Event is strictly subject to: (i) the possession of a valid ticket; and (ii) your consent to an inspection of personal belongings, bags, body checks etc.

Event Organiser reserves the right to refuse admission to you and any other ticket holder who appears to be under the influence of alcohol or any illegal substance or for any other reason where in the Event Organiser's sole opinion that individual may affect the safety of the Event or anyone else attending the Event.

You and any other ticket holder must comply with all relevant statutes, safety announcements and venue regulations whilst attending the Event. Any breach of any of these terms and conditions or any unacceptable behaviour likely to cause damage, nuisance or injury shall enable the Event Organiser to immediately eject you from the Event. In particular (but without limitation):

(i) No children under 5 are allowed to the Event; it is located on a cliff and is not suitable for young children.

(ii) No alcoholic drinks are allowed to be brought into the Event.

(iii) For safety reasons the following items are prohibited at the Event; glass of any sort, weapons, drugs, BBQs, gazebos, laser pens, and laser key rings.

(iv) You are strictly prohibited from possessing or holding promotional and/or commercial objects and materials or goods with intent to sell and/or promote such items at the Event.

(v) No dogs other than assistance dogs are allowed to be brought into the Event.

Any person found in possession of such items will be evicted and the items may be removed or temporarily confiscated by the Event Organiser.

Filming / Photography
You and all ticket holders acknowledge that the Event Organiser will film and photograph the Event and you and all other ticket holder expressly and irrevocably give consent to the Event Organiser (and to any third party designated by the Event Organiser) to record, use and forward to third parties any images, recordings of your voice and any likeness of you and any other ticket holder. You hereby irrevocably assign to the Event Organiser the entire copyright in any footage and/or photographs of the Event in perpetuity and grant to the Event Organiser all rights and consents necessary to enable the Event Organiser or its authorised third parties to make the fullest use footage and/or photographs (be it commercial, promotional or otherwise) recorded at the event by any and all means in any and all media, without further liability or acknowledgement to you.

You may make recordings (such as sound or video) at the Event but you agree that use of any such material is for private purposes only and must not be distributed or exploited in any other manner.

Trademarks
The Event Organiser's logos as well as the Event logos and design found on this site are registered trademarks of The Event Organiser. The Event Organiser's trademarks may not be used without the written permission of The Event Organiser and Event Organiser reserves all its rights in respect of such logos, designs and trademarks.

All of these terms and conditions are governed by English Law and any disputes arising shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

RBCD is an event organised by Red Bull Company Limited, 155 – 171 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2JP, UK.

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