Meet Jordyn Barratt a young woman that has beat the odds in two sports, skateboarding and surfing. Jordyn has endured the ridicule and challenges that a young woman faces in the male dominated sport of skateboarding. Moving up in the ranks in both sports, she had to choose between the two to focus on her Olympic dreaml.
Finding the Value in Falling and Getting Back Up
Lisa Deaderick Contact Reporter
July 30, 2017
Jordyn Barratt was a toddler in Hawaii when she first started balancing on a board and riding waves in the ocean. It wasn’t too long before a skate park opened up across the street from her home and she took up skateboarding. In the years since, she’s taken her passion on both boards and turned competitive, earning spots in various competitions for both surfing and skateboarding, including a recent silver medal at the X Games earlier this year in Women’s Skateboard Park final and was the only woman to qualify for and compete in the Dew Tour this year. This week, she’ll be competing in the Vans US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, the largest action sports event in North America (it includes skating and BMX).
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