Chasing Mavericks

My rating: 

I saw Chasing Mavericks with my friend and his family, and it is based on a true story of surfing legend Jay Moriarity (1978-2001), and how he learned to surf the world’s most dangerous wave, the maverick. He was trained by surfing legend Rick “Frosty” Hesson (played by Gerard Butler). In the course of Jay’s training, the 2 surfers form a relationship.

Unfortunately, Jay died in a diving accident in the Indian Ocean, a day before his 23rd birthday. He had a wife named Kim Moriarity, who was his friend since their childhood. Jay is remembered as a “soul surfer”, winning many sportsmanship awards throughout his career. Moriarity deserved a tribute like this film, for he was a really great surfer.

I really enjoyed this movie and I would recommend it for children my age (10) or older. Adults will also really enjoy this movie. I really liked Gerard Butler’s role as Frosty Hesson, although he was hospitalized after being injured during a surfing stunt on December 19, 2011. This is my favorite movie starring Gerard Butler.

The movie was filmed in Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay (the movie also takes place in both locations). I don”t think I’ll ever be able to surf a wave as big as a maverick!

Also, here is the website and the trailer of the movie.

7 thoughts on “Chasing Mavericks

  1. My dear Gal,
    This is a movie I would really love to watch! It seems like a movie about passion, extreme determination, believing in oneself and going all the way. From the trailer, it also looks like a movie that touches your heart and your inner emotions. I only hope it will come to Israel soon. Thank you for recommending it! By the way, just one little remark. When you say that you recommend it to kids your age and bigger, you should also mention your age (10). I am sure that there are newcomers to your blog, who still don’t know who and how old you are.

  2. Sounds interesting! is this movie new?

  3. Hi Gal!!

    I saw this trailer a couple of weeks ago and I wasnt sure wether to go watch it. Thanks for the review, It sounds like a pretty good movie. Can’t wait to watach it!!

  4. Gal, I’m so proud of you! you are a talented writer and the best son in the world! love,

  5. Gal, I didn’t know this movie was out. Based on your review, I will put it on my list of must see movies. Thank you!!
    Ms. C

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