5 Questions with Karolina Winkowska
By: Bella Sparhawk at Blake's Seed Based
Karolina, originally from Poland, is a 3 time kiteboarding world champion. She started kiteboarding 15 years ago, and after a few years of practicing started competing (and winning!) at competitions. She shares her adventures on her Instagram account where she has 36k followers. We got to interview Karolina and learn more about her and her passions to inspire you to #SeedYourPassion.
1. TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF AND HOW YOU GOT TO WHERE YOU ARE?
I started kiteboarding 15 years ago, and shortly after I started competing in the local kiteboarding events in Poland.
After two years practicing my tricks, it turned out my skills were good enough to compete in the world tournament! Ever since I am pursuing my passion, competing in the world class events, traveling the world and being the happiest person on the earth.
2. OUR MOTTO AT BLAKE'S SEED BASED IS #SEEDYOURPASSION. WHAT ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT?
Kiteboarding is my biggest passion. #kiteismylife
3. WHAT'S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU'VE EVER RECEIVED?
Don't do it if it's bothering you. Being a competitor is a hard and stressful job. Since alway my mum would tell me that I don't have to compete if it's bothering me so much. She was right! If you force yourself to do something you hate, it only going to make you unhappy! This said I am always competing or doing things I decide to pursue myself.
4. WHAT'S COMING UP IN YOUR LIFE THAT YOU'RE EXCITED ABOUT?
I am excited about a kiteboarding boat cruise in Greece I am going in a week. As well as I am excited to compete in the last Kite Park League event in Brazil at the end of September. Traveling and competing it's what drives my excitement!
5. WHERE CAN PEOPLE FIND YOU?
Photo Credit: AM-832- AM-8437- AM-8848- Andre Magarao @andre_magaraokw(3 of 1) - Alexander Lewis-Hughes @le_tranq