Jill Robinson

Jill Robinson, Athleta Sponsored AthleteJILL ROBINSON divides her time between travel writing, running a kayak business and trying to wring awe-inspiring adventures out of every day. An avid outdoors enthusiast, she learned to kayak in her mid-20s and quickly fell in love with the sport—eventually training to be an instructor and guide. A co-owner of Half Moon Bay Kayak Company in California, she has guided kayak trips from the San Francisco Bay Area to the Bay Islands of Honduras.

Her award-winning travel writing focuses on adventure, sports, culture and cuisine. Her articles have been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, Journey, World Hum, Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, AOL Travel, Washington Times Communities, and more. Jill has never taken a trip she didn’t like, and hits the road as much as possible. If she can add something athletic to her travels, it often helps shed insight on a place and its people, which is one of the main reasons she enjoys traveling. Jill loves to write about her adventures, whether they’re at home or many plane rides away, for readers to follow along and learn from her mistakes, personal discoveries, or be awed by our amazing Earth.

Water sports like kayaking, surfing and stand-up paddling are her first love, but she also enjoys getting out into nature by running and hiking. Her athletic goals are more for herself than anything else and she always encourages others to partake in new sports—from charity events for raising funds and awareness to making the great outdoors more accessible to people with disabilities and disadvantaged youth. On Jill’s freelance writing assignments, her travels take her to places where she can kite surf, climb volcanoes, ride horses, swim in underground rivers, take 40-mile beach hikes, or practice yoga among the redwoods—anything that challenges her, opens her up to new experiences and enhances her appreciation of sports and the world.



  • Co-owner, instructor and guide at Half Moon Bay Kayak Company
  • Sea kayak and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) instructor
  • Wilderness first aid and CPR certification
  • Numerous active travel adventures including kite surfing, climbing volcanoes, riding horses, swimming in underground rivers, 40-mile beach hikes, and practicing yoga among the redwoods


  • Get into the SUP racing circuit and enter at least four races
  • Challenge bigger surf on her SUP and improve her skills
  • Incorporate even more adventure sports in her travels
  • Serve as an example to readers, family and friends to challenge themselves

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