• Rider Foundation

    Rider Foundation aim is to build Training Institutes and Beach Safe Houses globally to start healing broken souls by way of ocean paddle sports, health and fitness.

What is Rider Foundation?

The Rider Foundation is here to help give others a voice and tools to live a confident life, free of inner conflict and on their terms. Founder Damien Rider suffered from PTSD from child abuse, for 32 years haunted, until he learned the tools to rid his demons. Rider Foundation aims to build training institutes to share the tools with others struggling through their own adversity. Rider Houses will be built to give further support to kids in need, with programs and role models to help guide them through the next stages of life. Rider Foundation will continue to create programs and events for everyone globally to join the momentum to motivate, inspire and support others to reach their goals, no matter how big or small. Everyone matters, making Rider Foundation the people's foundation, built on integrity and honesty, by people who know what it's like to be on your last legs of hope, and know you to, can Rise Above.

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Paddle Around Phuket

PHUKET: As part of his battle against child abuse, Damien Rider successfully circumnavigated Phuket on his standup paddle board (SUP), despite the dense Indonesian haze leaving him lost at sea earlier this month. Mr Rider, a victim of child abuse, first caught the media’s attention with Paddle Against Child Abuse (Rider Foundation) when he completed […]


Nominee for the 2015 Award

When it comes to toughness in sport, from both a mental and physical standpoint, Damien Rider ticks all of the boxes. On January 24th 2015 he completed a solo 800km board paddle from Coolangatta (Gold Coast) to Bondi (Sydney) to raise awareness for his organisation ‘Paddle Against Child Abuse’ (Rider Foundation). A feat which left […]

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World Record Paddle

World records and good causes are the perfect match. Always have been and always will be. When such a feat is happening just off our local shores at the hands of a friendly local chap, that’s even better. Damien Rider is attempting a 24hr paddleboard mission and standing strong out on the open waters in […]

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