Jonathan Paredes, a Madrid resident, is competing on his adopted home soil this weekend and the Mexican got off to a flyer on Friday. He currently leads after two rounds, ahead of Michal Navratil in second and David Colturi in third. Round 3 starts today at 5.30pm CET and the final will get underway at 6:15pm.
The 14 divers are on their way down to the Nervión river now, stopping for a few photos with the fans on their way. They'll begin their warm up dives shortly.
The weather looks a little ominous right now, with dark clouds moving in and raindrops beginning to fall. There is also lightning forecast for later, so fingers crossed it holds off until after the competition is completed.
Our judging panel is ready...and so are these guys!
The viewing areas on the river and on land are filling up nicely now. Umbrellas are up though and it looks like we might be in for a wet one.
So, the divers have been paraded to the fans and are now making their way over to the athletes' area. Just 10 minutes now until the third round begins.
Don't forget, the final round will be broadcast live right here at 6:15pm CET. Don't miss it!
Here we go. Wildcard Alain Kohl will kick-off this third round.
Bit of a heavy landing there for Kohl, just fives from the judges.
Andy Jones didn't do so well in his first two rounds on Friday, and up he steps for his third dive now. And it's a great one too. The American picks up eights for that one.
Oh dear, here's the first 'ouch' moment of the day for wildcard Oleksiy Prygorov. He lands short of vertical and that will sting.
Gary Hunt steps up now. He has some work to do following a bad day at the office on Friday. That's very nice from the Brit though, and eights from the judges will give him a much needed boost.
'Ouch' number 2! Artem Silchenko smashes into the water with a poorly executed blind entry. Just threes from the judges, and the former World Series champion will feel that one in the morning.
Eight divers down in this third round and it's Alessandro De Rose who leads the way after impressing the judges for 8.5s.
Blake Aldridge twists his way into top spot for now, but Kris Kolanus' chances of winning two in a row are over after a poor dive earns him low scores.
Wow! The wind is beginning to whip up a bit now but David Colturi nails his dive for 9s. A spectacular effort from the American.
Steven LoBue hunts his fellow countryman and comes up just short, but that was another great dive. Second place as it stands for him. Two divers left in this round.
Michal Navratil continues the run of amazing dives, and snatches second place in the standings from LoBue. Just Jonathan Paredes left in the third round now.
And that's near-perfect again from the immaculate Paredes. He's into the lead heading into the final round.
@Sheeba - It's certainly a tough one for Gary this season. But he's a champion and we're sure he'll be back to his very best again soon.
25,000 spectators are watching the action here. Artem Silchenko is out of the final round though with a muscle strain.
The final round is underway then. Can Jonathan Paredes hold onto his lead and score a win on his adopted home soil?
Three divers down in this final round. Here comes the Spanish wildcard Carlos Gimeno...and it's sensational! 9s from the judges and the fans go wild for their diver.
After a slow start yesterday, Andy Jones has performed nicely today, and he's into the lead after picking up 8.5s from the judges for his final dive.
The fans just love Orlando Duque here in Spain, and the Colombian legend cruises into top spot for now. Eight divers left.
7.5s for Gary Hunt. The Brit can't quite put everything together at the moment and this will be another event without a podium for the six-time world champion.
Blake Aldridge is a Brit in form though. He took third place in the season opener in Texas, and he's up into the lead here after scoring 8.5s.
Here comes the 'spin master' Steven LoBue. And that is sensational from the American as he somersaults his way to 9s and a healthy lead at the top. That could be a winning score. Let's see, three more divers to come.
Only 7.5s for Michal Navratil. Can David Colturi or Jonathan Paredes wrestle the lead from LoBue?
6.5s for Colturi and that's enough for a podium finish but not the lead. It all comes down to Paredes now.
STEVEN LOBUE WINS IN BILBAO!
Paredes picks up 9s for another stunning dive, but it's not enough. LoBue's last victory amazingly came in this very spot three years ago. It was a sensational final dive from the American and he fully deserves that top spot on the podium.
The best male cliff divers in the world displayed their fine art beside the stunning Guggenheim Museum Bilbao at the second stop of the season, and it certainly was a sight to behold. 25,000 fans stood in awe as the athletes showed off their amazing skills from the 27m platform perched on La Salve bridge, with American Steven LoBue spinning to victory in incredible style. Next up it's the Portuguese Azores, where the women will be back in action too.