Azores, S. Miguel

The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series returned to the Azores for a third year.

26 Jul 2014

Blake Aldridge cliff diving in the Azores in 2013

Vila Franca do Campo, 26 Jul 2014

The Portuguese archipelago of the Azores hosted the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series for a third successive year in 2014.

An impressive monolith of volcanic stone and the outside crater walls of the circular-shaped islet less than one kilometre from the coastline of Saõ Miguel are the perfect spots to explore this pure sport and dive straight from the cliffs.

Situated in the middle of the Atlantic – 1,369km west of the European mainland – the Azores archipelago comprises nine islands spread over three groups. This territory symbolizes the beginning of the grand adventure of discovery that began in the 15th century and led the Portuguese to have a presence in the four corners of the world. Of volcanic origin, the Azores are undoubtedly one of the last paradises in Europe – appearing often in legends of the lost continent of Atlantis.

The Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, named after the village on the mainland, is located around one kilometre from the coastline and came about following the collapse of a former volcano. After being used for many purposes over the centuries – from a military fort to a vineyard – the islet was classified as a nature reserve in 1983.

Diver Startlist
Gary Hunt (UK)
Jonathan Paredes (MEX)
Artem Silchenko (RUS)
Steven LoBue (USA)
Orlando Duque (COL)
Michal Navratil (CZE)
Blake Aldridge (UK)
David Colturi (USA)
Andy Jones (USA)
Kris Kolanus (POL)
Alain Kohl (LUX) - Wildcard
Andreas Hulliger (SUI) - Wildcard
Kyle Mitrione (USA) - Wildcard
Sasha Kutsenko (UKR) - Wildcard

Up Down

Up Down

Best Moments from US Thriller

Best Moments from US Thriller

Women's Top 3 Dives

Women's Top 3 Dives

Iffland's Winning Dive on Debut

Iffland's Winning Dive on Debut

Paredes' Perfect Winning Dive

Paredes' Perfect Winning Dive

Top 3 Men's Dives

Top 3 Men's Dives

Best Moments from Copenhagen

Best Moments from Copenhagen

Gary Hunt's Winning Dive

Gary Hunt's Winning Dive

Top 3 Dives from Denmark

Top 3 Dives from Denmark

Best Moments from the Azores Final

Best Moments from the Azores Final

Men's Top 3 Dives

Men's Top 3 Dives

Iffland Delights the Judges Again

Iffland Delights the Judges Again

Gary Hunt's Winning Dive

Gary Hunt's Winning Dive

Best Moments from La Rochelle

Best Moments from La Rochelle

Top 3 Dives from Saint-Nicolas Tower

Top 3 Dives from Saint-Nicolas Tower

Gary Hunt's Winning Dive

Gary Hunt's Winning Dive

High Drama from the Italian Cliffs

High Drama from the Italian Cliffs

Men's Top 3 Dives

Men's Top 3 Dives

Women's Top 3 Dives

Women's Top 3 Dives

Stunning Adriatic Domino Dive

Stunning Adriatic Domino Dive

GoPro Platform Tour with a Twist

GoPro Platform Tour with a Twist

Breathtaking Drama Down at Blue Lagoon

Breathtaking Drama Down at Blue Lagoon

Men's Top 3 Dives

Men's Top 3 Dives

Women's Top 3 Dives

Women's Top 3 Dives

Amazing Up-Close Action with GoPro

Amazing Up-Close Action with GoPro

Fighting the Elements in Windy Wales

Fighting the Elements in Windy Wales

A Thumping Climax at Mostar's Old Bridge

A Thumping Climax at Mostar's Old Bridge

Women's Top 3 Dives

Women's Top 3 Dives

Men's Top 3 Dives

Men's Top 3 Dives
Majestic Navratil Makes it Two in a Row

Majestic Navratil Makes it Two in a Row

Majestic Navratil Makes it Two in a Row
Majestic Navratil Makes it Two in a Row

Richard's Winning Dive from Stari Most

Richard's Winning Dive from Stari Most

Best Moments from Shirahama

Best Moments from Shirahama

Women's Top 3 Dives

Women's Top 3 Dives

Men's Top 3 Dives

Men's Top 3 Dives

Iffland Takes Giant Leap Toward Title

Iffland Takes Giant Leap Toward Title

Sergio Surges to Victory in Shirahama

Sergio Surges to Victory in Shirahama

Crowning Moments from Night Climax in Dubai

Crowning Moments from Night Climax in Dubai

Women's Top 3 Dives

Women's Top 3 Dives

Men's Top 3 Dives

Men's Top 3 Dives

Jones Soars to First Ever Victory in UAE

Jones Soars to First Ever Victory in UAE

Iffland's Winning Dive in Dubai Marina

Iffland's Winning Dive in Dubai Marina
David Colturi diving 27 metres in Cartagena

Cartagena Highlights

David Colturi diving 27 metres in Cartagena
Cartagena Highlights
Cliff divers in Cartagena

Welcome to Cartagena!

Cliff divers in Cartagena
Welcome to Cartagena!
David Colturi during training for the 2015 World Series stop in Cartagena

Cartagena preview

David Colturi during training for the 2015 World Series stop in Cartagena
Cartagena preview

La Rochelle Highlights

La Rochelle Highlights
Jucelino Junior looks down at the platform in La Rochelle

On location in La Rochelle

Jucelino Junior looks down at the platform in La Rochelle
On location in La Rochelle
Steven LoBue dives during the Seeding Round in La Rochelle

Seeding Round

Steven LoBue dives during the Seeding Round in La Rochelle
Seeding Round
Rachelle Simpson salta en  el lago Possum Kingdom en Texas

Texas Highlights

Rachelle Simpson salta en  el lago Possum Kingdom en Texas
Texas Highlights
Andy Jones cliff diving in Copenhagen

Copenhagen Highlights

Andy Jones cliff diving in Copenhagen
Copenhagen Highlights
Lysanne Richard, Tara Hyer Tira and Rachelle Simpson stand on the platform in the Azores

Azores Highlights

Lysanne Richard, Tara Hyer Tira and Rachelle Simpson stand on the platform in the Azores
Azores Highlights

Best Women's Dive

Best Women's Dive

Women's Highlights

Women's Highlights

Mostar Top 3 dives: No.1

Mostar Top 3 dives: No.1

A Shared Passion

A Shared Passion

Magical memories

Magical memories

Mostar Top 3 dives: No.3

Mostar Top 3 dives: No.3

Mostar Top 3 dives: No.2

Mostar Top 3 dives: No.2

Final day highlights

Final day highlights

Italy, we have lift off

Italy, we have lift off

European Mecca of cliff diving

European Mecca of cliff diving

Women's top dive

Women's top dive

Gary Hunt reaches a new level

Gary Hunt reaches a new level

Celebrating 50 stops

Celebrating 50 stops

A city full of life

A city full of life

Seeding round highlights

Seeding round highlights

Bilbao Top 3 Dives: No.3

Bilbao Top 3 Dives: No.3

Relive the excitement

Relive the excitement

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