Heart Of The Sea Trailer

Heart Of The Sea (‘Kapolioka Ehukai’) is the story of Damien Rider’s gruelling 800km paddle along the east coast of Australia to raise awareness for a cause close to his heart. On January 24, 2015, Damien completed a solo 800km paddle from his home in Coolangatta to Bondi Beach in Sydney, in just 17 days. Driven by his determination to leave behind the haunting memories of violent abuse during his childhood, Damien achieved this super-human feat with no support crew, representing his foundation PACA (Paddle Against Child Abuse) to raise awareness and funding to protect at risk children from suffering the same abuse.

Training Mask Oceania is proud to support Damien in sharing his story through this moving documentary.