Taking a Dive

The world’s only professional cliff diving competition returns to Hell’s Gate in Possum Kingdom Lake on May 30. During the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, stellar athletes dive from 90 feet high and reach speeds of 50 mph while performing complex maneuvers in the few seconds it takes to hit the water.

Rachelle “Rocco” Simpson returns to Texas, her home state, in order to defend her crown in the first women’s stop of the year. Since 2009 the sport’s top athletes have performed amazing feats, with leaps from nearly three times the Olympic platform height with no protection.

As a Red Bull Original Sport, the Cliff Diving World Series will air on Fox Sports 1 as part of a global sports series that also includes the Crashed Ice World Championships, X-Fighters World Tour and Air Race World Championship. —FWTX Staff