Name: Justyna Sniady
PWA Ranking: Vice World Champion Wave 2022
Sail number: POL 1111
Residence: Western Australia
Education: MBA, BSc Economics, Digital Arts Diploma
Occupation: Marketing Manager
Characteristics: Talks, walks and sleeps fast.
Discipline: WAVES WAVES WAVES
Favourite spots: Western Australia and Canary Islands
Other sports: snowboarding, horse riding, motoX, F45 training, running, basketball, tennis and others
Hobbies: Reading, playing guitar, video editing, driving, teaching people windsurfing moves, fixing diesel engines, cooking and TALKING!
Favourite saying: If at first you don't succeed, fix your ponytail and try again.
Enjoys: Good banter, laughing, making people laugh, staying busy, chasing storms.
Interests: New technologies, travel and languages.
Suffers from: FOMO (fear of missing out) and occasional HANGER (when you're angry cos you're hungry).
"Justyna Sniady has become one of the world’s best women wave sailors despite being born in Warsaw, Poland, working a full time job and breaking 15 bones over years of trying to make it to the top. Her journey is an unconventional one, but testament to her strength of character and passion for windsurfing."
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, 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 consistently finished top 4 on the PWA Wave Tour.
In 2019 she decided to fully dedicate her time to windsurfing and finished Top 3 Overall on the PWA World Tour after advancing to 4 finals throughout the year against some of the long-standing world champions.
After 2 year break due to pandemic. Justyna became the Vice World Champion ranking 2nd on the PWA Wave World Tour in 2022.
“An action sports maniac with windsurfing at the top of her list, you’ll be hard pushed to meet anyone more positive and upbeat. More than just a pretty face, this girl throws down with big airs, loops and styled out down-the-line waveriding.”
MYSTIC BOARDING Team Manager
Well known 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.
Justyna 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 very active on Social Media and has a strong core group of followers and thousands of views on Instagram, YouTube and Facebook.
She’s 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.
Justyna often does the PWA Live Stream Commentary on the men’s competition during the World Cup Events and is well known by the windsurfing audience. She has featured in articles and interviews in both windsurfing and woman/lifestyle magazines.
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.
Vice World Champion PWA Tour 2022
Ranked 2nd in the World Overall in the Wave Discipline
3rd OVERALL PWA World Tour 2019
Ranked 3rd Overall in the Wave Discipline
3rd PWA World Cup Sylt 2019
Professional Windsurfers Association Wave World Tour
2nd PWA World Cup Tenerife 2019 Leader of the Overall PWA Ranking after this event
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
Vice World Champion PWA Indoor
Poland’s first PWA podium 2014
Biggest Wave of the Year
2nd PWA EXCELLENCE AWARD 2012
1st PWA Tenerife Expression Session
Best Jump 2014
2nd RedBull Speed Challenge PWA
4th PWA World Tour
Best individual results in 2017 & 2018
PWA World Wave Ranking 2017 & 2018
Western Australia Waves State Champion
2017 & 2018
Dozens of international wins and podium
finishes in individual events.