NewsJanuary 25, 2023

Damien Rider is Set to Embark on the 480KM –Ultimate Maldives Paddle Expedition

World-renowned adventure and extreme sports athlete, author, creator of One Breath Meditation, and motivational speaker, Damien Rider is set to embark on an expedition to paddle 480 km across 8 atolls and 8 local islands in the Maldives as part of the 480KM – Ultimate Maldives Paddle event.

Starting on 17th February, he will take on an epic challenge to paddle the “one-and-a-half-degree channel”, the biggest channel of the Maldives at 115 km. Damien’s expedition will be the longest distance paddled in the Maldives and will also make him the only person to paddle this channel.


Through the digital partner Ooredoo Maldives, Damien’s Journey will be live-streamed and live tracking will be available for the national and international audience, with public access on Starboard’s social media and the webpage. The event will be featured in a global documentary as well.

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