About Us

‘Ongosa’ taken from the Swahili word meaning ‘to guide or to lead’, stems from our belief that adventures are better when you get in with the locals and find the inside track.

Published on Mon 15 Apr, 2019

As life-long adventure sports enthusiasts, we have applied this little theory to all our sporting adventures, and have met some amazing people along the way. People who have shown us a hidden powder stash, a cheeky trick on a board that took us a long way, or just the best place to watch the sun go down at the end of a long day in the saddle. 

 We think everyone should have the opportunity to meet these guys, especially as many of them make a living out of guiding or teaching, but survive on reputation and word-of-mouth. So Ongosa has set out on a mission to make adventure sports more accessible, by connecting people who have shared interests in learning and teaching, guiding and exploring, whatever the sport. 

What We Do 

Specialist sport - On and off-piste winter activities ranging from complete beginner skiers to heli-skiing and ice-climbing, split-boarding and ski-touring. Summer beach and board sports including surfing, kitesurfing and stand-up paddle. 

Location - We think local is best, to get the inside track throughout mountain and beach resorts across Europe. 

Language - Whether your party speaks English, German, Italian or French, we will always have a guide or instructor to suit you. 

Experience - Patient instructors to help get you started, or expert locals who know secret spots. 

Personality - Are you best suited to a guide that is fun and outgoing, or is more quiet and serious more in tune with your style? 

Ongosa Summer Roady

As part of our mission and desire to connect with like-minded adventure sports professionals, this summer Team Ongosa embarked on a 6-week road trip adventure along the Atlantic coast of Europe down through France, Spain and Portugal, linking up with our excellent surf and kitesurf schools along the way. You can watch the rest of the Vlog series here.