ENCINITAS, Calif. – Jordyn Barratt rarely places her feet on the ground.
A native of O’ahu Hawaii, Jordyn began surfing at age four, and when she turned 11, she discovered a passion for skateboarding. At age 14, Barratt and her mother Joanne moved to California where the girl with boundless energy found herself training and competing outdoors more than ever.
“Surfing has always been in my backyard,” said Barratt. “I got started skating, because they built a skate park right in my neighborhood and I wanted to go with my friends. I got hooked and have done it every day since.”
Barratt won the World Cup title of Best Bowl Skater in the girls 15 and over amateur division in 2014. She won the bowl contest at the world’s largest all female skate contest in 2015.
Now, the San Dieguito Academy junior set her sights on becoming the first girl ever to compete as both a surfer and a skater at the SuperGirl Pro and the US Open.
“I’m going to eventually start doing pro contests which I’m excited to start doing,” said Barratt. “I wanted to wait to make sure I’m at the level where I can compete with them. I think I’m close to ready so it can come soon.”
Barratt says the two sports remain very much male dominated, but that makes it a lot more fun when she shows up and wins.
“Do what you love,” said Barratt. “Don’t worry about what the boys think. You will just rip and shred and have a great time doing it.”
Barratt says besides going pro, she also hopes to compete in the 2020 Olympics.