WaveRides Paddle boarding

Our Story

WaveRides Paddleboarding is an exciting activity provider primarily based in the picturesque harbour at Carrickfergus Castle, on the main Causeway Coastal Route.
Participants can choose from a range of Stand Up Paddleboarding sessions suitable for beginners to those with some experience, under the guidance of a fully qualified instructor with over 35 years of maritime experience.

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The company also offers structured training courses and bespoke away day sessions for groups.


Experiences include Taster Sessions, Dark & Stormy Night Sessions, group paddleboarding on a super large paddleboard or Paddleboard Fitness Classes.


WaveRides also benefits from being a mobile business operating in Comber, Newtownards or your local water base.

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Robbie Richardson is a qualified British Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor with over 35 years of maritime experience and enjoys sailing his own yacht as well as regularly teaching water sports to injured veterans and children with special needs.

As founder of WaveRides Paddleboarding he runs affordable sessions to make the sport accessible to anyone looking for a new, outdoor experience.

Why Choose Us



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What People Say

“We live in Co. Longford and I visited the Carrickfergus area last week for 3 nights with 4 kids (5 of us in total). We had a great time and the weather certainly helped. One of the most enjoyable experiences of the trip for the kids was a supping session with WaveRides in Carrickfergus. Robbie, the coach, was very helpful and the kids loved it. He gave them a 2 hour session which consisted of 30 minutes of theory and about 90 minutes on the water. The kids were aged from 9 to 14 and absolutely loved it. He was very attentive to them, very patient as they tried to get used to the boards and was a great teacher. The setting is beautiful in the harbour against the background of Carrickfergus castle and very safe. I’d recommend this highly to anyone for either themselves or their kids. The session caters for those who have never stood on a board before to those who have a reasonable knowledge of supping. We’ll certainly be back.”
“Huge THANK YOU for Saturday – our ‘Glenarm Getting Together’ event was a great success! The paddle boarding was awesome – kids loved it, parents/adults loved watching it!
Feedback from the kids was that it was… awesome/brilliant/fun/best day ever! 😊 The parents and adults watching on loved it all too and several parents mentioned to us about how great you, Kev & Kelly were with the kids – you’re all great at what you do! 😊 Us parents/adults loved the safety briefs and felt the kids were well prepared and confidently ready for the activity – we felt they were safe at all times.
Great call to host it in the Marina too – much safer for the kids and made for much better spectating for parents/families/friends. It is an ideal location for paddle boarding/watersports activities 😊
It was so popular (with a long reserve list!) so I think we’ll have to have another day soon 😊 Thank you all so much again.”

“Just wanted to say how great it was to get out on the water with Robbie and his wife. Very professional service.”