Chasing Mavericks

Based on the true story of Jay Moriarity, a Santa Cruz, California boy who grew up at the beach in the late 80’s. With an intense passion to surf Jay takes it up at a young age and quickly becomes one of the best local surfers. When Jay follows his neighbor and surfer, Frosty Hesson, to a secret beach coast with massive swells, known as Mavericks, his passion is amplified. Desperate to surf the big waves, Jay pesters Frosty to teach him how, Frosty is at first reluctant but then begins Jay’s training after realizing he will die trying without him. After months of intense training, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually Jay becomes as prepared as he ever will be, and with an El Nino coming soon the waves will attract massive attention and other surfers. Does Jay have what it takes to become a legend or will he crash and burn.

Director: Curtis Hanson, Michael Apted

Actors: Jonny Weston, Gerard Butler, Elisabeth Shue, Abigail Spencer, Leven Rambin, Greg Long, Peter Mel

Year: 2012

Length: 116 Minutes

Classification: PG+ Mild themes, Drug references & Infrequent coarse language

Rating:★★★½☆

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