Excerpt: Santa Cruz teenager Jay Moriarty (Jonny Weston, John Dies at the End ) has been a surfing enthusiast his entire life. He's always been a risk-taker, tackling the big waves that terrify his peers. When Jay discovers the existence of the much-fabled Mavericks surf break, he's eager to tackle the biggest waves of his life. However, Jay's mentor Frosty Hesson (Gerard Butler, 300 ) knows that the scrappy young teen isn't even close to being ready for such a challenge.
Summary: Some may see this and just roll their eyes thinking it’s just some other surfing movie, or some random feel-good movie. This film has it all, from a solid script, great acting, direction, cinematography, sound track….I bet they even had amazing craft services on set. For parents that complain they have nothing to watch with their kids that isn’t offensive, violent, or too childish, this is the movie you’ve been waiting for.
Summary: Off the coast of Santa Cruz—a.k.a "Surf City"—there's a seasonal combination of winds and tides that occasionally produces swells as high as a three-story building. These waves are called "mavericks," and before a well-publicized El Niño in the mid-1990s brought them international attention, they were the stuff of surfing legend, ridden only by a small, in-the-know cadre of local surf veterans.
Excerpt: Of all the sports out there, I’m not sure if I could handle being a surfer. Not so much due to the nature of the sport itself, I’m actually pretty coordinated (I used to play ice hockey), but mainly because of what lies below the surface of the water. Yeah, like so many others out there I’ve seen Jaws one too many times, which is to say once is enough, and I’m just paranoid that after hanging ten, a Great White would come up and snap me in half. Hey, it’s happened!
Excerpt: De flesta människor har väl någon form av dröm här i livet. Det kan både vara i form av händelser eller i materiella ting. Som recensent drömmer jag om och strävar efter att alltid skriva en bättre recension än den jag skrev förra gången men jag har så klart även fler och större drömmar. Som surfare finns bara en dröm nämligen att få surfa på den perfekta vågen och det är passande nog precis det som Chasing Mavericks handlar om.