The Hollywood film, ‘Chasing Mavericks,’ retells the legendary story of big wave surfer Jay Moriarity. In the movie, the Santa Cruz local (played by actor Jonny Weston in the film), discovers Mavericks at a young age and reaches out to seasoned big wave surfer, Frosty Hesson (played by Gerard Butler), to help him train to surf the mysterious break. The heart-warming film sees Moriarity train and prepare, then successfully take on a heavy swell, all while falling for his future wife, Kim Moriarity (played by actress Leven Rambin).
Despite the emotional ending when the film reveals that Moriarity is killed in a diving accident in the Maldives at 22-years-old, ‘Chasing Mavericks’ is meant to inspire both surfers and non-surfers alike.
Want to know more about Jay Moriarity’s story? READ: THE STORY BEHIND THE LEGEND IN “CHASING MAVERICKS”