Chasing Mavericks is the inspirational true story of real life surfing phenom Jay Moriarity (played by newcomer Jonny Weston). When 15 year old Jay discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, is not only real, but exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson (played by Gerard Butler) to train him to survive it. As Jay and Frosty embark on their quest to accomplish the impossible, they form a unique friendship that transforms both their lives, and their quest to tame Mavericks becomes about far more than surfing. Chasing Mavericks was made with the help of some of the biggest names in the surfing world, and features some of the most mind-blowing real wave footage ever captured on film. Enjoy this inspirational story of surfing legend Jay Moriarty and his quest to conquer the now famous Mavericks wave.
I love watching movies that are based on actual events. It’s like getting a sneak peek into someone’s life and if they made that life into a movie…there was probably something pretty remarkable about it. That was definitely the case with Chasing Mavericks [Blu-ray]
, where Jay and Frosty develop strong bonds while they push the limits and do what no one thinks can be done.
Jay is a kid that is raised by a single mother who is barely holding things together, and he finds the father role he needs in Frosty. Their relationship is rocky at times but they have a mutual love for surfing that draws them together and leads them to guide each other through hard times. It’s a very touching story that was performed really well by Weston and Butler. Keep the tissues on hand though, because it’s a bit of a tear jerker.
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