ONDA was created by Ashton and Karen –partners in business and life– to share their passion of water sports with everyone on the Turks and Caicos Islands. Their vision is to make learning wing surfing as easy and safe as possible. All students have different needs, so they use teaching methods tailored to each student’s abilities and skills. They firmly believe that progression is a personal experience, and the more time you’re in the water the happier you’ll be.
Ashton caught the water sports bug in 2007. After his first kiteboarding lesson in Jamaica, he was hooked. Years of kiteboarding in the Canadian prairies led him to a podium finish in the Red Bull Kite Farm endurance race. Tired of brutal winters, and gnarly wipeouts in frozen wheat fields, he moved to the Turks and Caicos Islands. With the ocean in his backyard, he has been able to focus on teaching water sports full time. In between lessons, you can find him cruising around the islands working on a new trick or exploring a new spot.
IKO Level 1 Instructor, First Aid/CPR, Level 1 boat license
Karen was born and raised in the Turks and Caicos Islands. In 2019, she fell for a crazy kiteboarding Canadian and has been held hostage by Ashton’s addiction since. Karen is not only the beauty, but also the brains. She helps with everything behind the scenes. Whenever she gets a break from the office, you’ll find her honing her skills in Long Bay.