HOW WE GOT OUR START...
RobinHood Adventures got it's roots in 2015 as an after school Action Sport program for Special Needs / Learning Disabled children. Re connecting them with nature via skateboarding, surfing, and fishing has done wonders for their behavior at home and their communities. We have since expanded the program for All Kids special needs or not! We are very excited to be offering Summer Camps as well as almost year round After school programing.
To share decades of Experience in Outdoor Sports knowledge with our communities youth. In addition to insuring that our students enter the oceans, skate parks and wilderness areas both safely and responsibly. Our approach is grounded in the critical importance of environmental awareness. Encouraging young adults to make conscious, sustainable choices now is paramount to their future success in today's world.
Growing up, my younger brother had a multitude of learning and behavioral issues. Luckily, we moved to Australia to facilitate his healing process. Almost immediately the Ocean and the Outback became our playground. I took it upon myself to introduce him to as many activities as I could where he was safely challenged by nature to be patient, calm and focused. In time he and I mastered not only a handful of sports but also our own differences. For me, skateboarding and surfing became a profession that allowed me to travel throughout Asia, Australia, Mexico, South America as well as across the U.S. Over the years I've worked as a Youth Camp Counselor, Horticulturist, End of Life Caregiver, Line Cook, and Commercial Fisherman. Recently completed a rigorous month long study in the Amazon Rainforest with an indigenous tribe, The Yawanawa. Through out all my travels and occupations my connection to service and nature has brought me the most joy. It is with that joy that I offer RobinHood Adventures & the RHA Foundation.
Learning to surf in the cold and sometimes unforgiving waters of Northern California, Ona is rooted in the belief that our oceans offers so much more than just the enjoyment of wave riding."Surfing is a life long study of both wiping out and successfully riding the waves of our dreams." Be it bodysurfing, or boogie boarding Ona is passionate about helping others find and nurture their connection to the ocean and themselves. Starting in 2013 as a surf instructor for 2 Mile surf shop in Bolinas, Ca. Ona continued her coaching career by working with Surf With Amigas, an all women's Surf and Yoga retreat in Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Shortly after she moved to New Zealand and began working for a local surf school where she earned her ISA Surfing instructor certification. Ona is currently living in the Bay Area working as lead instructor for Robinhood Adventures, continuing her passion of outdoor education and leadership for people of all ages.