14-Year-Old Ty Simpson-Kane Turned Heads at Jaws

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When the Big Wave Contest at Jaws got called off on Monday afternoon due to dangerous conditions, 14-year-old prodigy Ty Simpon-Kane headed out into the building surf on the back of Pe’ahi legend Darrick Doerner’s jetski. Using his uncle Kai Lenny’s tow board, the young ripper had a dream day when he got several bombs and one massive barrel over the course of the afternoon.

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With mentors like those two, not to mention Ian Walsh, it’s no surprise that the Maui-bred supergrom is already turning heads on the big wave scene. He’s been paddling into Jaws for over a year now, but Monday was his first tow-in sesh and damn was it something.

Watch some footage of Ty at Jaws from a year ago.

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