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Justyna Sniady | Poland

Justyna is the first and only Polish Wave Rider on the PWA (Professional Windsurfers Association) Wave World Tour. Finishing second at the PWA World Cup in Gran Canaria (July 2019), she made a stamp for her country as the first wave rider from Poland to ever step on the PWA podium (men and women).


Born and raised in Warsaw Poland, miles away from the ocean, Justyna was not predisposed to become a big wave charger, but she did and she has pushed female windsurfing ever since.

A somewhat unusual character on the Professional Windsurfers scene (she studies and works full time while training and using holiday leave for events) she won 3 national tours to date

(Australian, British and Polish) and is consistently finishing top 4 in the PWA World Cup Events, among the full time athletes. 

In 2019 she decided to fully dedicate her time to windsurfing. She competed on the World Tour as well as visited many top sailing locations around the World and spreading her passion for windsurfing. She came 3rd Overall in 2019 after leading the tour for half the year. 

Well known and credible in the windsurfing and extreme sports scene, Justyna has a reputation for having a  go for it  attitude in both big wave sailing and high wind jumping, as well as other disciplines including  snowboarding, motoX and wake boarding. She came back from several severe injuries (broken 15 bones to date) and is considered to be somewhat shock-proof. She’s an ambassador of the never give up attitude and inspires with her positive outlook, can-do attitude and funny, motivating videos

She’s known for being very open, friendly and bubbly. Always full of energy and ready to have a go at it. Challenging herself and pushing her limits is what drives her in life and in sport.​ She always finds the time to share tips with people around the globe, share her stoke for the ocean, as well as promote the brands and push projects she's involved with. 

Justyna is an experienced Marketing Professional with a portfolio of radio, video, print and guerilla marketing campaigns delivered in various industries. She holds an MBA, BSc in Economics and a Diploma in Digital Arts and is currently completing a course at the Harvard Business School.

She’s also an experienced public speaker and is comfortable in front of the camera.

Justyna took part in the TV morning breakfast shows in Poland, live interviews during news and weather reports for the national TV stations,  MTV, and 4Fun TV shows. She did Radio interviews in Polish, English and Spanish and feels very comfortable on the mic.


Career Highlights 


Professional Windsurfers Association

3rd PWA World Cup Sylt 2019 
Professional Windsurfers Association Wave World Tour 

2nd PWA World Cup Tenerife 2019

Leading the PWA Wave Overall Ranking after two events


2nd PWA World Cup Pozo 2019 
Professional Windsurfers Association Wave World Tour 

2 X BWA Tour Champion

British Wave Sailing Association

Undefeated Polish Champion

Multiple Polish Waves Sailing Champion 

Australian National Champion 2018

Australian Windsurfing Association (7th in the Open Category)

Vice World Champion PWA Indoor

Poland’s first PWA podium 2014

Biggest Wave of the Year


1st PWA Tenerife Expression Session

Best Jump 2014


2nd RedBull Speed Challenge PWA

Indoor 2014

4th PWA World Tour

Best individual results in 2017 & 2018

5th Overall

PWA World Wave Ranking 2017 & 2018


Western Australia Waves State Champion 

2017 & 2018

Dozens of international wins and podium

finishes in individual events.

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