Already on 17th of May we have the first event on the British Wavesailing tour (BWA). This year they are predicting from 20-30 woman competitors! That's more then in PWA or AWT!
The fleet is impressive not only due to numbers but level and international range as well! Apart from all the great UK rippers we will have female competitors from Greece (Evi Tsape), Quebec (Ingrid Larouche) and Poland ;)

Here is a quick interview Boards.co.uk did with me about the upcoming season:

Name: Justyna Sniady

Sail No: POL 1111

Fleet: Women

2012 results
I opened the season quite good coming 3rd in Lancelin, 2nd in Margaret River and 1st in Greenhead (Western Australia tour) as well as getting the lead in BWA tour after the Wales (1st) and Ireland (2nd) events. After this good start.. I broke my foot. I could not compete in any of the PWA events last year and I was only commentating on the action from the beach. I came back on the water in the autumn and managed to defend the podium coming 2nd overall in BWA in the end. I was really stoked about this result considering I was still on crutches a few week before the comps and didn't sail the whole summer.

Where have you been training?
 Last year I didn't really get to train much. There was hardly any wind in Australia over the winter - I think it was the worse season in 20 years! Considering I was working monday to friday I got almost no time on the water. After that I went to Pozo full of hope to get some windsurfing in, but broke my foot already on the second day. I couldn't even walk through the summer, so apart from few more days on the water during BWA that was all my windsurfing for 2012. That's why I was even more stoked about this year's training in Western Australia! We had wind and waves throughout the whole 3 months (and I wasn't working) so I got some quality time on the water!:)

What did you want to improve after 2012 season?
Well considering the circumstances of having my foot shattered into pieces and then put together with screws and wires I really wanted to come back to full form. I am now windsurfing but my toes are still not bending and my ankle joint is still not right and hurts quite a bit. I am hoping these problems will go away soon!:) Apart from that and getting back to the level from before the accident I wanted to improve everything as you always do! I hoped to hit bigger and bigger waves, get more consistent with the stuff I could do and hopefully land some new moves as well. Backloop being one of the most technical moves was high up there on the list. I only got few magic ones in 2012 - when the water was in the right place on the way down haha!

Do you think you've achieved this?
Well I guess I came quite close! I am walking, sailing and jumping again. Despite being quite scared to get back to forward loops in the beginning (as that's the move I broke my foot with) I got there in the end. I also started landing backloops quite consistently now, so I am really happy as that's much more then I could have hoped for in such a short time after the surgery!

What competitions will you take part in this year?
 It all depends on how my foot will react to stronger wind conditions. I would like to do the BWA and PWA tours as well as the Polish competitions if they don't clash with the PWA.

What are you aims for this year?
No aims competition wise! I will just enjoy the fact that I don't have to watch all the action from the wheelchair parked on the beach this time! I will give it my all for sure, but since I still can't even run or go downstairs normally I have no pressure on me!:) I would like to sail a lot and go through my second surgery (when they take all the metal out of my foot) with no complications.

Have you changed/improved your equipment or equipment choices for this year?
Yes, this year I've joined International Simmer Sails Team and well as Mystic and Powerex Teams while staying on Quatro Boards that served me well for the last 3 years. With all the amazing gear I am now using I really started to improve despite my injury, so I am really excited about all the new toys!

For interviews with other ladies go HERE.


OTHER NEWS

Snowboard season is officially open in Poland! :D
My new website is finally online! :D
I am privelaged to join an international team of Reptile Masts!
Hope you all had a great New Year's Eve. I wish you a Happy New Year filled with new plans, new beginnings and new successes. All the best in 2011! :)
I will be able to immortilize all the action in 2011 using the latest gadgets from GoPro! :D
Nothing better then having inspiring sponsors! Ken Block - promotes his DC brand in a very fashionable way! As I just got DC as my sponsor I didn't want to stay behind, and decided to catch up on...
I wrote a few words on my trips to Australia... OK, maybe it was more then few words hehe ;)
As we surf the Oceans we might as well do something to protect them. Help is just a click away!
I Wish You All Merry Christmas and a Happy, Windy 2011 :)
S-mag was designed by very good friends of mine with whom I was snowboarding for years. It is Poland's First Snowboarding Online Magazine! Check it out!
After hearing sooooo many stories about Esperance I finally got to check it out for myself! HELL YEAH!!!!!!!!!
I am happy to announce that I have just joined SPY Optic Team Poland! SPY will equip me in the highest quality sunglasses, snow and motocross goggles! I'm stoked! :D
After long few months in the cold, I am finally off to Australia!
You need to design a logo, T-shirt, poster, flyer or an on-line ad? Just e-mail me: justinasurf@gmail.com :)
I have joined KA Sails International Team! STOKED! :D
I'm off to Gran Canaria this Saturday! All the gear arrived!
Scored some good wind and waves @ Gearies today!
No wind here so made different kind of training before Pozo! :)
It's windy very rarely here in OZ this season, but at least when it is, it's going off!
Just arrived in Warsaw few days ago, and was already "forced" by my friends to do a trip to the Polish seaside (Hel Peninsula) for the weekend, strait of the plane!
Polish SURFMAG #2
1st place in the first British Wavesailing Tour event of the year! Woooohhoooo!!!
Traditionally with a bit of drama on the way..
Epic conditions in Pozo this year! Sometimes too epic for my 75l and 3.3 haha!!
Check out interview with me and few of my fellow windsurfers in new Motion Magazin! :)
Haha.. was quite a bit of fun to pimp my ancient car with some red neck graphics!! ;) I finally put together a video showing how it all happened. Check it out!
Wooohooo! Scored another MotoX session!! It was 3rd time in my life on a MotoX bike, but I think I am getting a hang of it :D Check out few photos and a video.
It was one legendary event! Check out some pics and a video:)
It was a really well organised event! Too bad nothing could be done about the seaweed! ;)
Windless again!
Wasn't such an easy job! First of all it was 7*C and even though this event we had less girls (mostly due to late notice and freezing cold), this time Dominika Grodzicka showed up. She's been to...
Ah yeah, finally some nice and relaxed time in Pozo. It was after the comps, a lot of friends arrived and even though there wasn't much swell it was nice, windy two weeks of training here in Gran...
It's nice to be back in OZ and have summer to look forward to!
Here is a little article on me.. well maybe "little" is not the word haha..
And my BIGGEST WIPE OUT ever!
I am still working on mastering it with my Sensei, but it is looking quite good already! ;)
Wooooohoooo! Won a Green Head! :))
1 day before Lancelin Wave Classic.. typical!
BWA stop in Wales was a windless but action filled first event of the year!
I, Ben Newson , Jesper Orthand Colin Leanhardt did a little trip to Wedge Island to give the 2013 KA prototypes a go.
After ups and downs in Ireland - where I came 2nd in the end I got to keep the yellow rashie and remain the British Wavesailing Tour leader!! It's been emotional! ;D
I'm super stoked!!!
First backloops shots I ever got thatnks to Colin Leonhardt!
I missed out on the opportunity to sign up for the battle to participate in one of the greatest storm quests out there because of a severe foot injury.. I didn't let my broken foot stop me...
Me in a dream job - 10h non stop talking about windsurfing ;D Shame it was of the wheel chair! ;) Fun experience to commentate PWA Tenerife World Cup Live on the beach! Thanks to everyone for kind...
8 weeks after I broke my foot, 6 weeks after the surgery - if everything goes well, I will be wire-free tomorrow and soon I will be able to make my first step!!!!
Check out ladies special from Boardseeker.com with Nayra Alonso and myself on the mic:) Enjoy!
I broke my foot in the worse possible way!! Some doctors say I might never walk normally again yet alone sail!!
MY LIFELONG DREAM CAME TRUE! I've just came back from my first ever trip to Maui, Hawaii!
Wooooooohooooo!!! :D MASSIVE congratulations to Przemek Miarczynski and Zosia Noceti-Klepacka for winning 2 bronze medals in style!!!
Big THANK YOU to Dr PIOTR PIEKARCZYK for saving my foot!
Stepped on the board first time in over 4 months - just 3 weeks after I started limping around without crutches! Sign in and managed to defend my BWA title! Unbelievable and emotional event for me!
I made it down to the beach on crutches for the final - but I made it! 2nd and 3rd in Cornwall! Stoked!
Check out Red Bull Storm Chase website featuring me in the story of my late entry to this unique competition :)
After few horrible months last summer (when I was stuck on the wheelchair watching everyone sailing) I am finally up on my feet and back to the windsurfing paradise! I can only sail about an hour a...
Check out the first part of 2013 Proffitt's POZO Training Diaries! I'm slowly getting used to nuclear winds again and I made the cut with my backloops! ;D
Check out next 2 parts of the Pozo Training Diaries for some wipe-outs, massive bail outs, more sick jumping and as always a bit of a laugh ;)
We knew the 25th anniversary of the PWA Pozo Wave event will be special. We just didn't assume it will be special due to first time no wind for the whole week.. But we still had a bit of fun -...
Big Thanks to GoPRO for the new camera!
Hello new year! Not the worse start! 2 months ago I couldn't walk and now I just finished 2nd in my first ever ocean race - Lancelin Ocean Classic 2013- on a Freestyle board and first time...
Here is a little update by Ben from our training in Australia in january! It's quite long but worth a watch as it includes some serious stunts as well as blood, sweat and tears! :D Enjoy the...
I am stoked to announce that I am joining the International MYSTIC Boarding Team this year!:)
I'm really excited about joining Simmer Team! It is a great bunch of people who know how to have a good laugh while pushing the performance on the water as well!
Here is a little double interview me and Ben did for www.wwwindsurfing.com. We only got to see each other's answers when it was published:)
I dominated the "Wipe Out of the Year" category taking both winning and runner up positions haha! I also came 2nd in the "Biggest Wave of the Year" which is amazing. I entered in the "Short video...
Well.. as much as it is terrible that Ben busted his shoulder - it made funny diaries update! Tune in for a good laugh!:) Featuring Ben's new arms and some on my backloops.
I've just been featured as "THE MOST PROMINENT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE POLISH WAVE SCENE" in the SURF INFORMATOR 2013! :D
It was the first competition of the season. We had starboard tack and light winds - which are my nightmare conditions, so I am SUPER stoked to come 2nd! :)
I made it back to Gran Canaria! It feels a bit wierd as I left POZO last year in an Ambulance..
I sailed average this time, but I managed to come back to 9th just 6 months after starting to walk again, so it's not all bad:) Talking about bad luck - it didn't go according to plan!...
I just received the new Simmer Sails, stickered them all up, eat quite a lot of carbs and am ready to strat the competition tomorrow!;)
We have received very very sad news yesterday.. Sadly Andre Paskowski has lost his fight against cancer.
The biggest storm since 26 years hits UK.. on the day of the competition! It was going off! This was deffinitely most action-packed BWA event this year! DTL at Gwithian on day one and maaaaasive...
It was Tiree where I stood on the board for the first time since my operation last year.. I stil couldn't jump last year so only managed to come 3rd. It was great to come back this year and...
I am super happy to win the BWA Overall Wave Champion trophy this year!
Unfortunitely I will need the double (screw) elimination as they got stuck so much that only 4 got removed this time!
Check out Ben's latest training diaries from Western Australia. Few of my moves made the cut as well woogooo!
As always it didn't go smooth and I had some obsticles to overcome.. Not only being 2 weeks after major foot surgery.. Somehow I managed to break a RIB just before the race.. and a harness...
Starring myself and... SYLVESTER STALLONE! ;) Check it out...
I'm metal free finally!
The true story behind my foot injury ;) ..and the new revolutionary way for you TO LAND ALL YOUR MOVES! Check it out..
Big thank you goes to Colin from WindsurfAustralia who took the time to drive up and take some photos from the water of me and Ben. Check out the action shots from 2 spots: Corronation and Sunsets...
Check out the video of one of the moves I started landing recently - one-handed backie!
It's my best result to date!! I am still gutted there was no double elimination, as I didn't get the easiest of seeds for the single, and I did fancy improving my result in the double:)...
Two weeks round trip from OZ to UK to compete on the BWA tour once again?! Why not? ;) It was hectic, but well worth it. Read on for the details of both tour stops: Wales and Ireland.
Wow, what an awesome event it was! Check out some pictures and videos!
That's it! PWA Indoor Windsurfing is back and it is coming to my home town - Warsaw!! ..and I will be competing! Super excited!
What an amazing event!! And all this practically on my door step!
Super stoked to win 6/8 rounds and come second in 2/8. We had more heats there then on the PWA this whole summer!
We have been competing in waves in Poland since 2003, but this year the Wave Titiles become OFFICIAL for the first time in history as waveriding has been recognised as an official discipline by the...
I just managed to win the last BWA event of the year in Cornwall! I was 2nd there for 2 years and was starting to think this place just doesn't like me! haha.. This time I finally came 1st,...
Wooohooo! I just won the BWA Overall Title for the 2nd year in the row!
We scored great 3 weeks up north! :)