Welcome back to another On The Spot video montage. This time DEW threw together all the skateboarding clips they’ve captured so far in 2021 to create one epic montage. Volume five features skateboarders Jordyn Barratt, Gavin Bottger, Alex Sorgente, Cory Juneau, Trey Wood, Dashawn Jordan, Sakura Yosozumi, and Jagger Eaton.
After watching her Japanese teammate Misugu Okamoto dominate with a backside 540 in every contest in 2019, and again in this week’s Semifinal, Sakura Yosozumi decided it was time to break out a 540 of her own that she’d been working on in secret and had never landed in competition before today. Landing it in Run 4 helped boost her to the top of the podium.
1. Sakura Yosozumi
2. Sky Brown
3. Misugu Okamoto
4. Mami Tezuka
5. Kokona Hiraki
6. Bryce Wettstein
7. Kisa Nakamura
8. Jordyn Barratt
Misugu Okamoto, just 15 years old and already the top-ranked Women’s Park skater in the world prior to this week, stayed true to form on Friday, winning the Women’s Park Semifinal to advance to Sunday’s 8-woman Final.
Also making the top-8 cut for the Final: Sky Brown (representing Great Britain), Bryce Wettstein (USA), Sakura Yosozumi (Japan), Mami Tezuka (Japan), Kokona Hiraki (Japan), Kisa Nakamura (Japan), and Jordyn Barratt (USA).
A panel discussion live from Dew Tour’s press center to discuss the state of skateboarding as it makes its debut in Tokyo this summer. Participants include officials from Dew Tour, World Skate, USA Skateboarding and skateboarders Mariah Duran, Jordyn Barratt, Dashawn Jordan and Heimana Reynolds. Hosted by Kim Woozy.
Team Toyota athlete Jordyn Barratt grew up in Hawaii skating at Banzai Skatepark. There weren’t any other little girls skating at the park when Jordyn first began. At around 14 years old, Jordyn moved to California and realized there were more skaters just like her. But as she started to compete against some of the girls, she looked up to the competition grew fierce. Gnarly. Some of the older girls were pretty mean, an experience that Jordyn vowed to change for the future girls of skating. It’s not like that anymore, according to Jordyn, partially due to the expanded contest circuit, which has allowed a little more room for everyone to grow. She knows what it’s like to get picked on, so she’s made it a point to make any girls who are coming up feel welcome—the more, the merrier, in her opinion.
Growing up on the North Shore of O’ahu, Jordyn Barratt was naturally drawn to surfing, but the passion just wasn’t there for her. Instead, she found her passion in skateboarding. Drawing inspiration from ‘80’s skate style, and the skaters who lived it, Jordyn watched those old videos until the VHS was worn out. Now, she often finds herself recreating the tricks from those same during her competition runs. Lately, as a part of Team USA, she’s training harder than ever but still keeping her focus on the most important aspect of skating: having fun.
In this installment of Aimless, we step into the life of Team USA Olympic hopeful Jordyn Barratt. Hailing from the Hawaiian Islands, Jordyn currently resides in Oceanside, CA, where she personifies her dream skate and surf lifestyle. However, this casual way of life wasn’t always the norm. Before the global COVID-19 pandemic, Jordyn’s schedule was jam-packed, and planned out between contest, traveling, athlete obligations, and much more. Follow Jordyn along as she invites us into her life and shows us how she’s been filling up her now-typical days.
In many ways, vert skating has become a lost art form. That’s why Tony Hawk and MasterClass have teamed up to bring you the MasterClass presents Tony Hawk’s NBD/Best Trick Challenge. Some of the top male and female skaters in the world had one hour on Tony’s ramp to attempt their best tricks and submit one for voting. Today’s video features: Moto Shibata, Jordyn Barratt, Alec Beck, Clay Kreiner, Amelia Brodka and Tony Hawk. Voting begins on Sunday, June 28th and winners announced on Monday, June 29th. Vote at tonyhawk.com/vote.
This year’s summer Dew Tour competition and festival to be held June 13-16 in Long Beach, Calif. will serve as the first official global Olympic qualifying event in the U.S. for men’s and women’s skateboarding park and street competitions in 2019 and the final qualifying event in 2020. Skateboarding will be part of the Olympic Games for the first time in Tokyo in 2020, and has also been proposed as an additional sport in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
More than 300 of the world’s top male and female skateboarders will compete in individual Park and Street events for a chance to win the Dew Tour title, while earning valuable points toward their country’s Olympic skateboarding team. Expected to compete at this year’s event include USA Skateboarding national team members Nyjah Huston, Jagger Eaton, Tristan Rennie, Mariah Duran, Lacey Baker, Jordyn Barratt, as well as international skaters Oskar Rozenberg (SWE), Kelvin Hoefler (BRA), Pamela Rosa (BRA), Yuto Horigome (JPN), Leticia Bufoni (BRA) and Ryan Decenzo (CAN).
Let’s keep it simple – five skateboarders, five hammers each. Red Bull Skateboarding’s “5 FOR 5” is back, and the third round is the finest product yet. Featuring an all-female cast of rippers, Allysha Le, Jordyn Barratt, Julz Lynn, Mariah Duran and Samarria Brevard stepped up to the challenge when we asked them to deliver us a handful of their finest clips.
Shot over the course of a few months in the Southwest of the States, there’s a taste of every flavor of skate — street, vert, tranny and park. It’s a squad of skateboarding’s finest, and the result is the perfect hype reel for any schoolyard, alley, pool, park or ramp session.
Jordyn Barratt shares her thoughts on #FlightDeckConstruction. “Super thin. Perfect shape. Perfect pop. Go higher, go faster.”