Last Saturday, 13-year-old Chrislyn "Sissie" Simpson-Kane became the youngest female to tow surf Pea'hi after getting the call up to surf alongside Jaws veteran Andrea Moller. The conditions were massive, and to say it was intimidating would be an understatement. But after training closely together, Moller knew that it was finally time for the young apprentice to take on Jaws.
"I towed Pe'ahi today and it was exhilarating, scary, and crazy good! I felt like puking after my first wave but it got better afterwards. I cannot thank aunty Andrea Moller [enough] for calling me up and inviting me out today, for all the practice time you've given me and for believing in me that I was ready for today," she shared on her Instagram.
Chrislyn a member of the hard-charging Simpson-Kane surf family, and 16-year-old brother Ty bagged the barrel of his live at Jaws earlier this month. Her uncle, Kurtis Chong Kee is also part of the heroic Pea'hi water rescue team.
Sis grew up surfing Honolua Bay and other rugged, wind-blown corners of Maui. Each season she's pushed herself in bigger and more dangrous conditions with full support from her family and fellow Maui talent. Now she's reached her goal of taming the beast at Pe'ahi, but her career has only just begun.