Wojtek's history is long, dating back to the Second World War. It has its beginning in the Middle East, where stationed Polish soldiers took in a small bear whose mother was shot. His name was Wojtek, it is an Old Slavic name describing a soldier bringing comfort. The little bear cub growing up under the care of people not only behaved like a human, but even helped guardians whom he treated as his family.

Feeling a soldier like them, he fought with them for freedom. Wojtek in the company under the command of General Anders even received the rank of corporal. While participating in the Battle of Monte Cassino, he helped his colleagues in battle by carrying ammunition boxes.

wojtek adventures

This paradoxically little known story in Poland, one person completely captivated. A mother decided to name her son a unique bear. Of course, the boy named Wojtek was much more fortunate than the bear cub. He did not have to grow up during the war, had no contact with weapons, blood or omnipresent death. He was raised in a family of skateboarding enthusiasts who decided to share their passion with others. This family founded the OnBoard Foundation, which promotes board sports in various parts of the world. This organization does not have to fight for freedom ... but it fights for everyone in the world to have a chance to taste the feelings of freedom. A unique feeling that you can only feel when riding a board, i.e. ... OnBoard.

wojtek adventures

Both the story of the bear and the boy show us that awareness from an early age is made up of loved ones. Wojtek loves to spend time actively with others and above all skateboarding! Of course, he also shares his passion - he has long helped the Foundation teach the basics necessary for practicing all board sports :)

A boy named Wojtek, his life and his process of learning to ride on various boards were undoubtedly the inspiration for the creation of our name and sign. The main tool for driving lessons at the OnBoard Foundation are longboards. That is why the bear carrying a longboard instead of ammunition has become a symbol of our brand.

To follow the adventures of Wojtek, the youngest Team Rider by Wojtek OnBoard Tools, who has been riding his family with longboards, snowboarding and surfs since the age of two, click the link below.

wojtek adventures