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PK Red Bull Cliff Diving Schedule

2015 red bull banner webFRIDAY, MAY 29

1:30pm – 2:20pm: Training – Women's
2:25pm – 2:30pm: Athletes (Women) and Judges - Introductions
2:30pm – 3:19pm: Round 1 and Round 2 – Women's
3:19pm – 3:39pm: Warm Up Dives – Men's
3:39pm – 3:44pm: Athlete (Men) - Introductions
3:44pm – 4:12pm: Seeding Round – Men's
4:17pm – 5:17pm: Training – Men's and Women's

SATURDAY, MAY 30

12:00pm – 12:15pm: Show Open
12:15pm – 1:00pm: Performance by Billy the Kidd from 106.1 Kiss FM
1:00pm – 1:45pm: Competition preview
1:45pm – 2:15pm: Warm-up Dives – Men's and Women's
2:20pm – 2:25pm: Athlete Introductions – Women's
2:26pm – 2:30pm: Judges – Introduction and National Anthem by Sudie
2:30pm – 2:44pm: Women's Final Round
2:48pm – 2:53pm: Athlete Introductions – Men's
2:55pm – 3:23pm: Round 1 (Head to Head) – Men's
3:28pm – 3:56pm: Round 2 (Head to Head) – Men's
4:05pm – 4:23pm: Final (Top 8) – Men's
4:28pm – 4:38pm: Awards Ceremony – Women's and Men's

The event is not ticketed. Spectators should plan to arrive and view the competition by boat at Hell's Gate. There are several private boat rental services on the lake. See our Chamber - Business Directory for boat rental businesses.
 
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Information and FAQ from Red Bull....

Red Bull Cliff Diving will take place at a remote location on the water at Possum Kingdom Lake. The only viewing is via kayak, stand up paddleboard, personal watercraft, or boat. There is NO on-land viewing available for the event.

Red Bull Cliff Diving is free to the public. All spectators are invited to attend at their own risk. The event is not responsible for injuries to persons or property due to your attendance. By entering the event area in Hell’s Gate Cove you assume these risks.

Red Bull Cliff Diving is being recorded and it’s possible your face, voice, and/or behavior might end up in the media and in the advertising for Red Bull products and services. By entering the event area in Hell’s Gate Cove you agree that such recordings of you may be used for any purpose, worldwide in any and all media/advertising of all types at any time.

NEW NEWS FOR 2015
Please note that, due to safety concerns, there will be no swimming or floating allowed in the spectator area immediately in front of the dive platform. Also there will be no swimming or floating in the navigation channels inside of Hell's Gate Cove. These rules will be strictly enforced.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Red Bull Cliff Diving taking place?
The event is at Hell’s Gate Cove on Possum Kingdom Lake. “PK” Lake is a hidden gem in the North Texas lake lifestyle. Nestled in the Palo Pinto Hills, PK features over 19,000 acres of clear blue water and also is one of Texas’ deepest lakes. It is also an oasis for fishing, diving, wind surfing, hiking, trail running, trail biking, and camping. For more information regarding transportation, accommodations, dining, boat launch/storage, watercraft rentals, activities on PK Lake please visit www.possumkingdomlake.com

Can I attend the event as a spectator?
Yes, we’d love to see you there! But, you will need to insure that you have access to the water via kayak, stand up paddleboard, personal watercraft, or boat. There is NO on-land viewing available for the event. Hell’s Gate Cove is surrounded by private property and there is a zero trespass policy. The closest full service boat facility to Hell’s Gate Cove is Bluffs Creek Marina. For more information about renting kayaks, SUPs, personal watercraft, or boats please visit our boating page.

How do we enter Hell’s Gate Cove?
The Hell’s Gate channel entrance will be closed during the event. Please use the channel on the east side of Devil’s Island to enter the cove. Follow all posted signs as you enter and be sure to follow direction given by the Brazos River Authority, the Sheriff’s Department, and event personnel. Also be sure to anchor in the appropriate area for your watercraft size and type.

How do I get to Possum Kingdom Lake?
Drive times to Bluff Creek Marina (South shore of the lake):
Dallas – 2hrs 15 minutes, 116 miles
Fort Worth – 1hr 45 minutes, 85 miles
Abilene – 1hr 45 minutes, 93 miles
Drive times to The Harbors Marina (North shore of the lake)
Lubbock – 3hrs 45 minutes, 240 miles

More information is available here: http://www.possumkingdomlake.com/map/where-is-pk-lake.html

How is the water level of Possum Kingdom Lake?
The lake level is perfect, with the current rains, the lake is just a few feet low. We expect the lake to be at full capacity for the Red Bull cliff diving event.

What to do when boating on Possum Kingdom Lake:
All boaters please observe all Texas boating laws while visiting PK Lake. A detailed run down of all laws is listed here: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/boat/laws/

-Please acknowledge all posted signage and maps.
-Please be courteous and respect all working personal onsite.
-Do not play music while competition diving is taking place.
-Devils Island is closed to the public. Treat this as private property. Trespassers will be prosecuted.
-Observe all closed event areas.
-Please anchor your boat in appropriate zones for boat size.
-The neighborhoods surrounding Hell’s Gate Cove (Gaines Bend and Sportsmans World) are private property. Do not disembark your boats at any time inside Hell’s Gate Cove. All land is private property. Trespassers will be prosecuted.

Will there be concessions?
No food or beverages will be available at the event. Please plan and stock your boats accordingly. Also, please help keep PK Lake clean and dispose of your trash in the proper receptacles when leaving the lake.

Are there public restrooms available?
No, but there are plenty of restrooms at the many marinas that service the lake.

Is there lodging available?
For tips on available lodging in the area, please contact the PK Chamber of Commerce or click here for a complete list of lodging facilities.

We are staying for the weekend. What else is there to do?
Possum Kingdom is an activity paradise! There is camping, biking, hiking, dining, and all sorts of outdoor activities to fill up your weekend. Please contact the PK Chamber of Commerce by visiting www.possumkingdomlake.com Also, click here to view a map snapshot with boat ramp, overnight accommodations and dining locations.

What if I can’t make it to Possum Kingdom Lake for the event?
If you can’t make it be sure to watch the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series broadcast.

Are media welcome to attend?
Absolutely! For media inquiries please contact Erin Finegold, Red Bull Media House Communications: .

How do I follow the conversation online?
Be sure and follow @redbullcliffdiving for the latest updates to the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. Also be sure to join the conversation via @redbulldfw #redbullcliffdiving.

POSSUM KINGDOM LAKE RECREATON AND CAMPING
Frequently Asked Questions

1. How many boat ramps are available and where are they located?
There are four BRA single lane boat ramps located just off Park Road 36 and FM 2951. Addresses for these boat ramps are as follows:
Scenic Cove Low Water Ramp, 3401 Scenic Point Road, Graford, TX
Public Low Water Ramp 1775 FM 2951, Graford, TX
North D&D Boat Ramp, 2051 FM2951, Graford, TX (requires entry fee)
South D&D 2969 FM 2951, Graford TX
West Side Boat Ramp FM 1148, Graham, TX coordinates 32.913801, -98.498067

2. Where is the closest ramp to Hells Gate?
Hells Gate is not easily accessible by kayak, canoe, or other non-powered vessel and is not recommended due to the very high concentration of motorboat activity and boat wake we expect to see on both days of the event. However, if you must use a kayak, either Scenic Cove Boat Ramp 3401 Scenic Point Rd., Graford, TX 76449 or South D & D Boat Ramp, 2969 FM 2951, Graford, TX 76449 would be closest; either one is about four miles away from Hell’s Gate.

3. Is there parking at the ramps?
Yes, but parking is limited at several of the Brazos River Authority boat ramps. Each Brazos River Authority ramp will have an attendant that will direct truck and trailer drivers to available parking areas. Once the available parking has been occupied. The ramp will be closed to additional boats seeking to access the lake.

4. Is there a user fee to put a boat on Possum Kingdom Lake?
There is a nominal Water Recreational User Fee that applies to all motorized vessels accessing Possum Kingdom Lake. The fee structure is as follows:

One day permit - $5.00 per boat
Three day permit – $12.00 per boat
Five day permit – $20.00 per boat
Annual permit good for the current calendar year - $50.00 (discount available for active and retired military and seniors over 65)

Permits are available at local lake merchants. Additionally, daily permits will be available at Brazos River Authority boat ramps Friday, June 6th and Saturday, June 7th between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM. Sales at the boat ramps are cash only and correct amount ($5) is appreciated.

5. How close are the camping areas to the Hells Gate area by boat?
Approximate distance only:
3.5 miles from South D & D.
4.0 miles from Scenic Cove.
10.5 miles from North D & D.
4.2 miles from Bug Beach.
8.5 miles from Sandy Beach.
12.4 miles from Public Low Water Ramp

6. Will there be anyone allowed in the water around their boats inside Hell’s Gate?

2015 NEWS
Please note that, due to safety concerns, there will be no swimming or floating allowed in the spectator area immediately in front of the dive platform. Also there will be no swimming or floating in the navigation channels inside of Hell's Gate Cove. These rules will be strictly enforced.

7. How much does it cost to camp?
The only charge for camping or day use is assessed at North D & D and Sandy Beach Public Use Areas. All other designated camping areas are available at no charge. Cost at North D&D and Sandy Beach is $10.00 per night plus $3.00 per person per night for camping. Each camp site is limited to two tents and 10 people.
Day use only at North D&D and Sandy Beach is available for a cost of $3.00 per person.
Day use check out is 10:00 PM and camping check out is 12:00 Noon.

8. Do you take reservations to tent camp?
No. It is first come; first serve.

9. Do you have security at the tent camp sites?
Brazos River Authority Lake Rangers patrol camp sites from time to time, but you are responsible for your own possessions/equipment, and personal safety. The Brazos River Authority assumes no responsibility for personal safety or lost/stolen items

10. What’s the water depth at the ramps?
It varies by ramp.

11. How far is it from Fort Worth to Possum Kingdom Lake?
Approximately 90 miles from the west side of Fort Worth.

12. How many boats can fit into Hell’s Gate?
It depends on the size of boats involved. Red Bull, through its production company, Hangman, have developed a zoned off boat mooring plan that includes attendants that will direct boats to mooring zones. Brazos River Authority Lake Rangers along with Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens will monitor the flow of boats into Hell’s Gate cove. Should, in their opinion, the cove fill to the point that additional boats may compromise public safety, the cove will be closed to additional boats

13. Is there a list of names that will rent houses or a contact for that purposes?
Please check with the local real estate companies

14. Are there any special restrictions that apply to this event?
The western entrance into Hell’s Gate Cove will be closed daily to boat traffic before and during the event. It will reopen upon conclusion of that day’s events. Boat access into Hell’s Gate Cove is from the east side of Devil’s Island.
Devil’s Island & Camp Grady spruce will be closed to the public.
Trespassers will be prosecuted.
Please observe & obey all posted signage.