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Sara Malcom, Wakeboarder (GA)

by Joanna Brashear on May 26, 2017

Sara Malcom - Wakeboarder - Georgia, USA




 Your Age: 14

Your Location (where do you ride mostly): Lake Blackshear

Weapon(s) of choice: Hyperlite Mystique

What’s an average day for you like? Wake up, go to school, go home, do homework, usually some chores, practice tricks on trampoline, eat a good supper, and go to bed. Repeat.

What is the most difficult part of your activity/sports for a beginner? The easiest? The most difficult is probably trying to learn new tricks and the easiest is getting up.

What is the best and worst thing about being female in your sport? The best thing is riding by a dock on the lake and hear guys say "Dude, that's a female!" The worst is probably that there aren't a lot of girls who wakeboard where I live so its just a bunch of guys.

Besides your ability and style factor as an athlete, how would you describe your personal style? I'm really goofy and don't let negative things put me down.

What are your favorite brands/designers for your sports apparel and for stepping out? of course, and then Nike, American Eagle, Vans, and any other thing that looks cool.

Let’s hear your thoughts on how important looking good is to feeling good. “Being” your personal best? When you look good, you feel good about yourself and have more confidence. The confidence will show in your performance.

How dangerous do you really think it is compared to what people do in their regular activities? It honestly is not that dangerous but all sports have risks.

I bet in your experience you have seen some crazy crashes. Describe one. My brother was jumping a wake and he didn't land straight and his feet got pulled out of the binding and the board came back and busted his head open.

What usually gets people hooked on your activity/sport? Seeing the excitement that goes on while wakeboarding!

Do you own any other toys? If a trampoline and a Mastercraft count.

What gets you pumped up for the day? Music and pretty weather!

What are three things you could not live without? God, Family, and Friends.

What are your expectations for this activity/sport? For it to grow through

Who have been your biggest supporters in getting you to where you are now? My Dad.

Who’s your favorite rider/shooter (photo/video)? Harley Clifford.

What do you do in your spare time when you’re not riding/shooting/competing? Either in school or practicing tricks on my trampoline.

What competitions and other awards have you won? Include your non sports accomplishments also. Many Academic Achievement awards, Jr. Beta, Gifted program at my school, and to many more to name!

What’s your favorite “way” to ride? Boat.

Favorite conditions? Super smooth like butter and sunny.

Where would be your biggest dream place to ride and why? The Yarra River. because it is beautiful!!

What song(s) do you listen to while riding that puts you in the zone? I just listen to what Spotify plays.

What turned you on to your sport? When we would go to the lake or something my brother would bring friends and they would always wakeboard, so I decided to try it and it is actually really fun.

What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever done in your sport? The first day I learned to wakeboard I also learned how to ride switch.

If extreme/action sports didn’t exist, what would you be doing with all the free time you’d have? I'd try to invent it!

What’s your favorite board/bike/sled to ride and why? My favorite board to ride would have to be my Mystique by Hyperlite.

What’s the trick to riding features and not killing yourself? Once you get tired, just stop. If your truly tired and keep going your body is going to give up and you'll hurt yourself.

How would you describe your riding style? Goofy.

Favorite drink of choice to refresh yourself after a long day of riding/shooting? H2O.

What do you want to be when you grow up? Neuro-oncologist.

Any of your own web pages or social media buttons you want links to? 
Instagram: _sara_grayson
Snapchat: saragm2002
Twitter: Malcom_sara
Facebook: Sara Malcom

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