August 29, 2012

Urban Cliff Diving


These pictures sort of speak for themselves, totally nuts- right!? Last week-end we went to the Cliff Diving World Series, it's a traveling tour circling the globe where professional divers jump off of really, really high places. In this case they leapt 95 feet from the roof of the Institute of Contemporary Art into the harbor.

Big Smith had been looking forward to this forever so we got there hours early to ensure a good spot. This meant a lot of trying desperately to entertain the little guy (who is rapidly finding those infamous two's) while we waited for the action to start. I questioned whether it was worth it a few times and I have to say I was definitely wrong, it was so worth it! The event was packed and we had a coveted view right beneath the divers. 

When the whole thing kicked off with a dude skydiving from a helicopter strapped in a kayak, I knew we were in for some magic. It was insane to watch these guys fly through the air, twisting and rolling before plunging into the water. Beautiful and just plain craziness!

11 comments:

  1. Oooh - scary pics for me who´s afraid of heights..! :-)

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  2. Oh wow, how cool!!! Fantastic seats {way to go Big Smith}-- awesome!

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  3. Wow! Your photos are awesome, I wish I was brave enough to do things like that!

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  4. So. So. So. Cool! Love the pic of Big and Little Smith!

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  5. DUDE. Those pictures are amazing. And I love Little Smith's face interspersed in the pictures. His look of bewilderment is so great.

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  6. Unbelievable. Your pictures are amazing! I loved following along on IG, too :)

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  7. The coolest! What an awesome thing to witness.

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  8. These people are craaaazy! I hope Little Smith isn't thinking future career. ;) Pretty cool though.

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  9. Great shots! I mean, I keep scrolling up and down-- I can't get enough. And do I see a glimpse of something in W's eye? Uh-oh! :)

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  10. wow that is crazy! what a fun event to watch!

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  11. Most definitely crazy! Love your photos!

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