So, it was the perfect start in paradise for reigning champions Gary Hunt and Rhiannan Iffland. Will they continue their winning form at the next stop in Dublin, or can one of the challengers step and take a victory? Don't miss all the action from Ireland on May12.
Not a bad dive from Paredes, but it's another victory for Hunt. That's his fifth in a row now stretching back to last season, and he joins Iffland in making it a perfect start for the reigning champions. Paredes finishes third, but a special mention must go to the impressive Popovici. What a start for the Romanian, who grabs his first podium with second place.
Silly question really, what do you think Gary Hunt can do? The Brit absolutely nails his final dive! Another victory looks on the cards here, but let's see if Kris Kolanus and Jonathan Paredes can come up with something special.
Steven LoBue was a whisker away from taking the title last season, but even he can't get close to Popovici here. What can the reigning champion Gary Hunt do?
Wow! What a dive from Romanian Constantin Popovici. He only made his debut as a wildcard midway through last season, but was so impressive he earned a permanent place. That armstand dive was amazing, earning him three 9s, and he rockets into a huge lead. Could he win this?
Great to see David Colturi back in action after missing the second half of last season due to a ruptured spleen. He's battled injury before and come back stronger, and he looks in great shape again with that twisting dive. There's a 10 for that one!
Andy Jones leaps into the lead with a dazzling dive in the emerald lagoon. A couple of 9s for the big American there.
Sergio Guzman will kick off the men's final round.
So, no surprises for the women in the season opener. Three-time champion Iffland gets off to a flyer in the Philippines. Very nice from Yana Nestsiarava too, who equals her best ever finish in second place. Lysanne Richard completes the podium.
Apologies for the lack of text updates, but we hope you're enjoying the live coverage. Iffland is on top right now and looks like she might take another victory here. Let's see...
We'll have a slight delay bringing you the Round 3 scores due to the remote location and some connection issues, but for now enjoy the final rounds as the women get underway here.
Brazilian wildcard Jaki Valente was due to compete this weekend, but had to pull out for personal reasons. So just nine women are diving at this first stop.
We'll bring you the standings after Round 3 shortly, and then we go live with the final rounds at 4:45 PM GMT.
The 2019 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series kicks off in paradise this weekend, as the world's best cliff divers begin their fight for the King Kahekili trophy in the beautiful Small and Big Lagoons of the Philippines. Stay with us here for live coverage of the men's and women's finals from 4:45 PM GMT.