When young Jay Moriarity discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it.
The inspirational true story of real life surfing phenomenon Jay Moriarity. When 15 year old Jay discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, is not only real, but exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it. As Jay and Frosty embark on their quest to accomplish the impossible, they form a unique friendship that transforms both their lives, and their quest to tame Mavericks becomes about far more than surfing.Written by
Twentieth Century Fox
Stepping into Curtis Hanson's shoes at such short notice was a daunting experience for Michael Apted. He arrived on a Sunday, and started working the next day with a cast he'd never met, a crew he didn't know and on locations he'd never seen. See more »
In the scene(s) where Jay sneaks onto the top of Frosty's van and gets his first look at Mavericks, when they are driving home, there is a red and green surfboard on the top of Frosty's van. During the trip home the surfboards change location on the top of the van; green on the left, red on the right to green on the right, red on the left, etc. See more »
We all come from the sea, but we are not all of the sea. Those of us who are, we children of the tides, must return to it again and again...
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Written by J. Mascis
Performed by Dinosaur Jr.
Courtesy of Warner Music U.K. Ltd.
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Big Waves & Big Emotions
When I was fifteen, I used to love listening to the beach boys with my headphones on, cutting out the rest of the world. One of my favourite songs was "In my Room" by Brian Wilson. Chasing Mavericks deals with people coming to terms with massive gaps in their lives but somehow focusing on something bigger than themselves to pull through. If you love surfing or the ocean, this movie is for you. Mavericks was brought to world wide attention with Stacey Peralta's film "Riding Giants". Jay has lost his father early in life, and has to act as a pseudo parent for his mother who suffers from the breakup. He accidentally discovers that his much older neighbour Frosty is a big wave surfer and so a teacher mentor relationship starts. Frosty, as well, has terrible father issues which continue to plague him. Their relationship develops momentum and gives each of them energy and purpose. The film underlines the choices we can make in life. Everyone has scars and issues to deal with. Do we give up and spiral downwards or do we set big goals (waves) and go after them. Jay plans carefully in his room to conquer his fears and reach his goal. Excellent and heartfelt acting.
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