By Curtis HANSON, Michael APTED


Action/Adventure - Completed 2011

Mavericks tells the incredible true story of surfing hero JAY MORIARITY and his relationship with local legend Frosty Hesson. Frosty reluctantly trains Jay to take on the monster waves at MAVERICKS and the experience surprisingly helps both form a strong bond that fill holes in both of their lives.

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Action/Adventure, Thriller
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • Director(s)
    • Curtis HANSON, Michael APTED
    • Writer(s)
    • Brandon HOOPER
    • EIDR
    • 10.5240/7C5A-F936-D7C3-43AC-A360-J
    • Producer(s)
    • Brandon HOOPER, Jim MEENAGHAN
    • Synopsis
    • CHASING MAVERICKS is the inspirational true story of surfing phenom Jay Moriarity (newcomer Jonny Weston). When 15-year-old Jay discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, is near 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 do the impossible, they form a unique friendship that transforms their lives, and their quest to tame Mavericks becomes about 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 wave footage ever captured on film.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Oct 01, 2011