Ever wondered what it would be like to travel around the world doing what you love? Well for Charlotte Bryant wakeboarding is what she loves and travelling around the world is how she does it. The lucky thing.
We caught up with her and asked her how life was going and what it’s really like to do what makes you happy, every single day on the tour. It seems like for Charlotte Bryant wakeboarding is more than just a sport, it’s a way of life.
How has your year been so far?
2013 has been a crazy year for me. I have been to so many different countries that I never thought I would visit. First of all decided I was going to go to Thailand as I had never been there and had been told it was an amazing country. It definitely did not disappoint. The cable park I went to was called Anthem and it has to be one of the best parks I have ever been to. The beaches are just out of this world. It is a place I would 100% recommend.
After Thailand I got invited to the World Cup event, which is one of the biggest and best events you can ever get invited to as a wakeboarder. The first stop was in Perth, Australia and the second stop in Palembang, Indonesia.
Have your travels taken you anywhere else this year?
I then travelled to the place on earth that has to be my favourite, Florida. I go to Florida every year to get in a bit of pre-season training. And I also enter some of the King Of Wake events there.
After a few months in Florida I came home to visit my family as I had been away for a while. It was nice to see all of my friends as well. I also rode a little bit over here in preparation for the Europeans, World Games and Worlds.
What was the highlight of your year?
In July it was time to head to Colombia for probably the biggest event for me in 2013, the World Games. This event is for sports that have not quite made it into the Olympics yet and it also happens every four years. Only the top ten women from countries that performed well at the Worlds get invited to this event. I had my best result here and came away with a silver medal.
And what else stood out on the tour this year?
After a couple of weeks at home it was time to head out to Poland for the European Championships. Then I visited Korea for the Worlds and to finish off my year I visited Snow and Wake Bulgaria to coach and ride for two weeks.
What does the rest of the year hold in store for you?
Now it is time to stay home in the UK for the winter and celebrate the festive season with my family. So you could probably say that I have had a busy year. It has without doubt been one of my best years travelling and seeing the world, and I can’t wait for 2014.
So, as you can see, for Charlotte Bryant wakeboarding takes up a healthy part of the year. It’s nice work, if you can get it.