The spirit of big wave legend, Jay Moriarity, will always live on as a fearless athlete with a contagious spirit. The true story and incredible life of this big wave charger is portrayed by actor Jonny Weston in Fox Entertainment’s new film, Chasing Mavericks. Mavericks happens to be one of the world’s largest waves that many professional surfers prefer to avoid. At the young age of 16 years old, Moriarity took to one of Maverick’s infamous swells. With little experience and a strong desire to charge these massive waves, Moriarity dropped into what would be one of the worst wipeouts in history. Thankfully he survived the vicious wrath of Mavericks and just minutes after recovering, grabbed a new board to paddle back out. Jay Moriarity will always be missed within the Santa Cruz community as well as around the world as one of the best big wave chargers in history.