Hawaii again world cliff diving center… for a weekend
Video by David Corrigan
This video shows a closer look at this past weekend’s Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2010, which finished at the scenic Kawainui falls on the Big Island of Hawaii.
The lesser known, private location in Pepeekeo – which may be familiar to fans of the latest Predators movie as one of the spots where the Hollywood flick was filmed – is 10 minutes north of Hilo, and hosted hundreds of onlookers.
Former world champion Orlando Duque – who lives in Hawaii but represented Columbia in the contest – won the day’s competition with 396.90 pts, but it was not enough to overtake Great Britain’s Gary Hunt in the final standings.
Hunt – who had the series wrapped up before he even jumped into the Hawaii final – finished first overall (109), with Duque taking second (94) and Russia’s Artem Silchenko (80) in third.
As this video shows, the event was a homecoming of sorts for the sport that has strong roots in Hawaii.
Big Island Video News also chats with diver Hassan Mouti, a 30 year old marketting manager from France, who says the leap never gets old.
Mouti also talks about his impressions of Hawaii as a visitor and reflects on the history of the sport on the islands.
Also in this video, Russia’s Artem Silchenko speaks to the media about what some judges saw as the perfect dive. On Sunday, we presented the 5 best dives from the Hawaii competition.
Special thanks to Red Bull Communcations for making video media available for use in this news report.