Chasing Mavericks is a biopic of surfer Jay Moriarty, following his teenage years when he went from keen amateur so surfing some of the biggest waves in the world. Jay (Jonny Weston) is a little bit of a misfits and often pushed around by the other kids. However he loves to surf and discovers that just up the coast from his Californian home are some truly monster waves. [Read more…]
We haven’t had a movie from LA Confidential helmer Curtis Hanson since Lucky You in 2007, but now he’s coming back with the surfing drama Chasing Mavericks. Based on a true story, the film is about Jay Moriarty, who sets out to ride the legendary Northern California break known as Mavericks, with the help of Frosty Hesson (Gerard Butler). While Mavericks is now a well known surfing spot, at the time it was a secret. A UK release is set for November 2nd.