Who's Rad? Charlotte Heath.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Photo Daryl Gordon Photography
Photo via Charlotte Heath family

She's small & tough. She skates in Australia but we bet you'll be seeing her at comps in the USA very soon. She just starred in the documentary film by Eliza Cox, "Daughters of Doom" and she's got a strong sponsor list that would make any skater proud.  Meet pint sized ripper, Charlotte Heath. We think you're going to love following her adventures on instagram.

Who's Rad?     Charlotte Heath

Age:   10

Home Base:   Melbourne Australia

Home park or skate spot:    Balnarring and Mt Eliza

Photo @AlMillar

How long have you been skateboarding? 

2 years and 8 months

Photo @sharonpetito

What do you enjoy most about skateboarding? 

 The people you meet, the places you travel to for contests, and skating with all my friends, it’s so much fun and I totally love it.

Photo Daryl Gordon Photography

Tell us about your board set up – what brand of deck, wheels, trucks? 

I ride Globebrand and OCD decks size 8, indy trucks, speedo bearings and bones 56 wheels for bowl and vert.

Favorite music to skate to? 

Metalica and Foo Fighters

Photo Joanne Barratt / Island Style Images

Girls who skate that inspire YOU: 

Bryce Wettstein, Poppy Star Olsen, Sky Brown, Brighton Zeuner, Lizzie Armarto, Nora Vasconcellos, Sabre Norris, Hayley Wilson, Ruby Trew, Kisa Nakamura, Jordyn Barratt and so many more.

Favorite place you've ever skated? 

Portland Victoria, Newcastle NSW and Coolum QLD

Photo via Eliza Cox

We hear that you are one of the leads in this new movie "Daughters of Doom"  – can you tell us a little bit about it?

When Eliza Cox the director was growing up she was super shy because no girls seemed to skate then, so she resorted to confining her talent in her garage inspiring the heart behind the film Heart of Gold, we are happy to be out there mixing it up with the boys.

Who are the other skaters in the film? 

Hayley Wilson the highest ranked street skater in Aus, and Ava Godfrey another highly ranked bowl skater in Aus in her age group

How many days did you film?

About 5 days

Where did you skate/film?

Melbourne city rooftop carparks, Cemetery’s, Riverslide and Brunswick Bowl.

What was your favorite thing about filming?

Being with my friend

Photo Pete Jess Photography

What are some of your favorite contests?

King of Concrete series all over Australia, Coolum QBowl Championship, Vans Park Series because they had free ice cream! I dream of coming to America one day to compete in the X-Games and Exposure

Sponsors:   GLOBE, OCD Skateshop, Pridesocks, and Girlgangoz

Photo @bridgetwilliamsskate

Three Things You Don't Know About Me:

1.When my brother is mean to me I accidentally drop his toothbrush in the toilet

2. I can speak at the speed of a thousand gazelles if I think you're  not interested in what I’m trying to say

3. I’m clumsy normally, I have a better chance of hurting myself walking in a straight line, than I do skating big Vert Ramp

Photo Pete Jess Photograophy

What’s Next?

QBowl Championship is on this weekend, and I’m keen to get my handplants on the coping before I leave hopefully. I’m looking forward to skating the Olympic training camp in Canberra soon. I’m hope be in the 2024 Olympics when I’m bigger. But that seems so far away.

Any advice for other girls out there learning to skateboard?

Pad up.

Don’t be afraid of the boys, because if you are afraid of them you will never accomplish anything. A lot of my friends turned out to be boys, because I’m usually the only girl at the skatepark.

Keep skating and having fun, and you’ll land your first big trick in no time. If you have a crash and hurt yourself, this is probably a really good time to ask your parents for an Ice cream.

Hopefully you keep skating and I look forward to skating with you one day when I come to America.

Photo @bridgetwilliamsskate

Make sure you follow Charlotte on her instagram 

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