Sport / Drama
Director: Curtis Hanson / Michael Apted
Running time: 116 mins Released: 5th July 2013
About Chasing Mavericks
Inspirational surfing drama set in the mid-1990s and based on a true story. Jay Moriarty (Jonny Weston) has wanted to be a surfer since the age of nine. At fifteen, he hears about the mythic Mavericks break, one of the biggest waves on Earth. He is excited to learn that the break is supposed to occur a few miles from his home in Santa Cruz. After watching local legend and neighbour Frosty (Gerard Butler) surfing with his friends, Jonny tries to enlist him in his quest to conquer the Mavericks. Married with children, Frosty is nonetheless a bitter and isolated man. Jonny's enthusiasm wears him down eventually and he agrees to teach him about the importance of stamina and strength while Jonny's optimism rubs off on Frosty.