Jason
Polakow

BornTorquay, VIC, Australia 10/11/1971
Weight83 kg
Size182 cm
Marital Statussingle
EducationHigh School, HSC 'Helicopter' and 'Fixed Wing' Aircraft pilot
SUP since
JP since1997
Website

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Q&A

HOBBIES
motor cross bike riding, flying a helicopter, surfing, toe-in surfing, basketball, snowboarding, videos, computer games
PROUD ABOUT
...having re-established the pin-tail. When I came to Maui everybody was using asymmetrical boards, which were considered the ultimate for wave sailing. My style convinced them better ...I started using yellow boards, which became a trend ...having established my own sailboard and SUP brand
BEST DAY POSSIBLE
perfect surf paddle in the early morning, followed by a huge 5 star breakfast. Then the wind to start coming up and go for a windsurf in 8 to 10 foot cross offshore surf followed by a relax in a nice hotel room with a view of the surf. Then to go for a final surf paddle with my best friends and a romantic dinner with a beautiful woman.
FAVOURITE MUSIC
Offspring, Penny-wise, Social distortion, Metalica. At bedtime I like Enigma , Deep Forest and many more.
FAVOURITE BOOK
anything with pictures of Motor cycles, surfing, girls and entertainment.
FAVOURITE MOTOR VEHICLE
Dodge ram Quad cab
FAVOURITE SPOT(S)
Bells beach, Point Danger, Point Impossible, Hookipa
PREFERED JP BIG BOARD(S)
all Downwind SUPs
PREFERED JP SMALL BOARD(S)
the Surf SUPs
PERSONAL 'MADNESS' & 'OBSESSIONS
to win as much as possible and to push windsurfing and my other hobbies to the limits (all my windsurfing and bikeriding injuries proof this)
INSPIRED BY
People who overcome impossible challenges and end up on top.
THE FUTURE
Play hard
SPONSOR
my brand, Neil Pryde, Red Bull, Gloryfy
Anything else that you want the people to know about you
"Winning isn't everything, but loosing sucks!"

Career

MAJOR PERSONAL AND SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS
  • I have produced my own windsurfing video: "KA 1111"
  • In 1990 I started my windsurfing career - I won every sailboarding contest I entered
  • One of my greatest achievements: I am the first non-Hawaiian ever, to win a Windsurfing World Cup Wave contest in Hawaii - and in this event i was non-seeded, non-ranked.
  • Having launched my own sailboard brand internationally in 1997
  • Becoming PWA Wavesailing World Champion in the same year
  • Becoming PWA Wavesailing World Champion again in 1998
  • Releasing my second windsurfing video in 2001, called "About Time..."
  • Introducing the first JP-SUP boards in 2010