Damien Rider’s Phuket paddle challenge

Damien Rider is best known for his record-breaking paddle down 800 kilometers of the Australian coast, from the Gold Coast to Bondi Beach in Sydney, earlier this year, to raise awareness for his foundation Paddle Against Child Abuse (PACA). This achievement garnered him the 2015 Man of the Year award from the fitness mag, Men’s Health.

Damien’s Phuket paddle, which saw him circumnavigate the150km of coast – while not quite as dangerous or shark infested as his Australian adventure – came with it’s own range of challenges. Not least of which was the breath-stealing haze, courtesy of Indonesia.

John Beausanghttp://www.paddlemonster.com
Writer, Small Business Owner Father, Husband, Paddler, Surfer Sixers & Eagles Fan Proudly Independent Publisher, @distressdmullet Co-Founder @Paddlemonster

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