Born: 08 November 1983
Height: 187 cm
Weight: 81 kg
Sail number: POL 16
Sponsors: STARBOARD, DEBOICHET, QUIKSILVER, WSPiZ
Hi I’m Michael Polanowski. I’m 20. I have an
older brother Marek. My home town is Ciechocinek,
this is a small town in the middle of Poland.
Since my childhood I have been interested in extreme
sports. As a ten year old boy I started
rollerskating and skateboarding. I always wanted to
take a sport as a profession, but it wasn’t it. My
parents wanted me to play tennis but for luck I was
too old. Two years later I tried motocross and at
the first moment I fell in love with it. From the
beginning trained a lot, I even built the course for
ridding. When I was 15 I was planning to take part
in motocross racing. But my parents changed my plans
and sent me to Leba windsurfing camp.
From the beginning I loved it. I enjoyed so much
that when my group had break I was still on the
water. After 2 weeks training on lake in Leba I was
already planning and using both straps.
And a month later, took part in Polish Youth
Championships. Since this time windsurfing become
for me not just a sport but also a life style.
am using STARBOARD and I do not want to change it. I
like new ideas which create new trends in
I use DEBOICHET custom fins, that is why I can
choose the perfect model and stiffness for me.
Last year I started my studies on WSPiZ, name Leon
Kozminski in Worsow. Knowladge which I got there
helped me in my life.
Formula Windsurfing Youth World Champion 2001
1st Polish FWC Cup 2002
6th PWA racing overall 2002
8th FWC Worlds Sylt 2002
1st espoir cat. FWC Worlds Sylt 2002
1st Caraibean Championship Martinique 2003
2nd Euro Cup Sardinia 2003
2nd Euro Cup Portugal 2003
4th Euro Cup overall 2003
2nd October '03