Red Bull Cliff Diving Azores Portugal
It is a dream that came true! In the Azores, we did not do all the dives from a Platrom, we did the required dives directly from the cliff, for the optional dives we went back on the platfromt. It's super cool that Red Bull Cliff Diving gives us the opportunity to dive from these beautiful cliffs in this stunning location. It's super exciting to feel the rock under my feet before diving into the ocean. That's where the sport has its origin! And I feel so connected to nature! However, the true cliff diving is not easy and you have to face some challenges. The take off point for example is uneven and you have to dive out a bit to not hit to the rock during your dive. In addition you should not get distruted during your dive by some sketchy visuals. But I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to face these challenges and become a better athlete!
Unfortunately I could not show my personal best at this competition, but it was an absolute highlight for me! Other challenges for me were that I was the first time at the Azores with Red Bull, this was a slight disadvantage to the athletes who have been to the azores several times before. And then, on the first day, which was supposed to be a trainings day, we had to make our first competition dive due to bad weather forecasts. I was only able to practice my first dive off the cliff once and then it was time for competition.