Daring Divers Will Perform Astonishing Acrobatics Off a Boston Museum
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Get ready for the most incredible acrobatic cliff divers as they kick-off their Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series World Tour in Boston on Saturday, June 4.
You may recall that they were here nine years ago in 2013 as one of their stops.
Now, these athletes are returning for their only stop in the United States. They will dive off of the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, which sits right on the Boston Harbor in the Seaport District.
As I'm writing this, there are a handful of tickets left for this highly-anticipated, fun-filled, event. Oh, and it's free!
This is the first time that ICA Boston is home to the season opener for the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. The divers compete all over the world, performing jaw-dropping dives as they free-fall from up to 90 feet, hitting the water in mere seconds after traveling more than 50 miles per hour according to Red Bull.
You're in for a treat of aerial, acrobatic free falls and dives from almost 3 times the Olympic diving height. Since 2009 the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series has provided a platform for aesthetic action and dives of incredible complexity. This Boston season opener offers a more easily accessible way for the fans than ever before.
If you fall in love with these divers and want to follow their aerial acrobatic trek online (or you become an instant groupie and decide to follow them around the world, literally), they head to Paris, France after Boston. Then it's on to Copenhagen, Denmark, Oslo, Norway, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sisikon, Switzerland, Polignano a Mare, Italy, and Sydney, Australia.
A total of 12 men and 12 women will compete and earn crucial championship points, according the Red Bull.