Fitness

Meet Jordyn Barratt, 18-Year-Old Professional Skater and Surfer

Photo credit score: Joanne Barratt

If you’re searching for somewhat inspiration in your life proper now — whether or not for health or enjoyable — look no additional.

Meet Jordyn Barratt, an 18-year-old skilled athlete from Hawaii. She’s earned medals twice on the X Games in skateboarding, and he or she’s a aggressive surfer. She was the one particular person to compete in skateboarding and browsing on the 2016 U.S. Open of Surfing.

Photo credit score: Joanne Barratt

Jordyn can also be in her first yr of faculty, finding out enterprise. She’s balancing her time between college and competing in each sports activities — to not point out doing each sports activities daily, although she’s beginning to deal with skateboarding. To prime it off, she maintains a vegetarian diet and he or she loves hanging out together with her canine Kula and, you understand, Tony Hawk and Bucky Lasek — just a few unimaginable family names skate boarders who additionally occur to mentor her.

She started browsing at a younger age on the north shore of Oahu, the place she grew up. At 11 years outdated, she found skateboarding and liked it instantly.

Photo credit score: Joanne Barratt

That ardour has fueled her for the final a number of years as she has competed in lots of huge competitions, even incomes a silver medal on the X Games in June. Even with that success, she doesn’t have any expectations for the Olympics at this level as a result of skateboarding is a more recent occasion.

One side of the Olympics she’s positively wanting ahead to is the equality in women and men’s competitions, which isn’t all the time the case on lower-level levels. There aren’t usually as many alternatives for ladies in skateboarding, however with the Olympics, “all the things needs to be equal, in order that’s thrilling,” Jordyn says.

Skating with the massive names helps push Jordyn to grow to be a greater skater and surfer. And despite the fact that she hangs out with these huge influences, she simply tries to be herself. Above all, she advises aspiring athletes (and all of us, actually) to only have enjoyable.

It’s clear that Jordyn loves what she does, and he or she has enjoyable whereas she stays match — and matches all the things into her schedule.

How are you able to, like Jordyn, have somewhat extra enjoyable right this moment? —Megan