Chasing Mavericks is based on the inspirational true story of real life surfing phenom Jay Moriarity (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 (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. Directed by Curtis Hanson (8 Mile, L.A. Confidential) and Michael Apted (Amazing Grace), 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. Also starring Elisabeth Shue. Official Web Site


Michael Apted, Curtis Hanson


Gerard Butler, Jonny Weston, Elisabeth Shue, Abigail Spencer

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