Cliff jumping

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Cliff jumping as part of a coasteering adventure near Porthclais
A jump off the cliffs of Guffey Gorge

Cliff jumping is jumping off a cliff as a form of sport. When done without equipment, it may be also known as tombstoning.[1] It forms part of the sport of coastal exploration or "coasteering".[1] When performed with a parachute, it is known as BASE jumping.[2] The world record for cliff jumping is currently held by Laso Schaller, with a jump of 58.8 m (193 ft).[3]

Popular cliff jumping locations[edit]

  • Playa Forti, Curaçao
  • Diving Board Island, Bermuda
  • South Point, Hawaii
  • Negril, Jamaica
  • Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas
  • Clarence Cove, Bermuda
  • Nusa Lembongan, Bali
  • Laie Point, Hawaii
  • Amoudi Bay, Greece[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b LaViolette 2012, p. 79.
  2. ^ Williams & Micallef 2009, p. 222.
  3. ^ Sampiero, Josh (18 August 2015). "This crazy guy set a new cliff-jump world record". Red Bull GmbH. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  4. ^ "The Best Places In the World for Cliff Jumping". Shape. Retrieved 2020-12-11.


  • LaViolette, Patrick (2012), "Risk, Rescue and Recreation", Extreme Landscapes of Leisure: Not a Hap-Hazardous Sport, Ashgate, ISBN 9781409488897
  • Williams, A. T.; Micallef, Anton (2009), Beach Management: Principles and Practice, Earthscan, ISBN 9781849770033