BOSTON, MA (May 24, 2023) — Boston’s historic seaport district is once again about to make a splash, this time as the North American host of the exhilarating Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series on June 3rd. A must-see for those from Boston and beyond, the event will take place at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), where the worlds of art and adrenaline will beautifully collide. This event is perfect for any adventure sport enthusiast, and is the perfect way to kick-off the summer season.
As the sole North American stop on the international tour, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Boston presents an unmissable opportunity for local residents and travelers alike. Spectators will be treated to breathtaking views as some of the world’s top cliff divers leap from up to 90 feet high off the ICA into the Boston Harbor.
The event, which is open to the public free of charge, commences at noon ET, with gates opening at 10am ET. Given the limited viewing space, early arrival is advised to secure the best outdoor viewing experience.
“We are absolutely thrilled to return to Boston,” shared Ellie Smart, Red Bull athlete and Cliff Diving standout. “The spectators last year truly made the event electric. We hope to recreate that magic this year.”
This year’s lineup includes previous Boston event winners, Molly Carlson of Canada and Aidan Heslop of Great Britain. 2022 overall Series Champion Rhiannan Iffland of Australia and Gary Hunt of France are also set to return, as are new American permanent divers Meili Carpenter and James Lichtenstein.
The competition will have a mix of 24 divers from around the world, each vying for maximum championship points towards the prestigious King Kahekili Trophy. Divers will plunge into the water at speeds exceeding 50mph, their performances evaluated by judges based on acrobatic prowess and artistic expression.
The 2023 season brings new elements to the competition. Each diver is now required to demonstrate a minimum of four different takeoff directions per stop. Additionally, a Best Dive Award has been introduced at each stop, offering an additional 10 points to the diver with the highest judges’ score. This year’s World Series also welcomes three new locations: Auckland, New Zealand; Takachiho, Japan; and Stockholm, Sweden.
Visitors wishing to level up their experience can purchase tickets to the exclusive VIP hospitality yacht. Here, they’ll enjoy live streaming of the event, access to the outdoor deck, food and drink, and much more.
For those unable to make it to Boston, ESPN+ will broadcast the action live from 1-2:30 pm ET on Saturday, June 3rd, and ESPN will cover it from 3-5 pm ET on Sunday, June 4th. The event will also be available on Red Bull TV following the ESPN broadcast.
Whether you’re a sports enthusiast, a thrill-seeker, or someone who simply loves a good show, this world-class event offers an exciting reason to plan your next trip to Boston this summer.