Chasing Mavericks

DVD - 2013
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Chasing Mavericks
An inspiring true story of courage and friendship the whole family will love. When 15-year-old Jay Moriarty discovers that the mythical Mavericks surf break is real, he reaches out to local surfing legend Frosty Hesson to train him to ride it. What begins as a mentorship turns into an extraordinary bond that transforms both their lives, as Jay and Frosty learn valuable lessons about conquering fear in pursuit of your dreams.

Publisher: [United States] : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2013.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (117 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.


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Oct 13, 2014
  • 7duffy rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Very formulamatic movie, but "based" a true story. Since it's a movie, you can only hope it was faithful to real life. Otherwise, it was entertaining, in a Hollywood inspirational way, very Disney-esque. I agree with previous comments, good to see with your kids or grandkids.

May 07, 2014
  • JMGP rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is actually a great family movie. It is a wonderful story about a boy, who despite, negative peer pressure and a troubled family life, remains positive, virtuous, and driven to achieve his dream. He is providentially rescued by a man who becomes his mentor and a worthy father figure. This true story is full of human drama. HIghly recommend.

Feb 06, 2014
  • akirakato rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Mavericks is a surfing location in Northern California, USA.
It is located approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) from shore outside Pillar Point Harbor, just north of the town of Half Moon Bay
at the village of Princeton-by-the-Sea.
After a strong winter storm in the northern Pacific Ocean, waves can routinely crest at over 25 feet (7.6 m) and top out at over 80 feet (24 m).
The break is caused by an unusually shaped underwater rock formation.
Mavericks is a winter destination for some of the world's best big wave surfers.
Very few riders become big wave surfers.
Only a select few are willing to risk the hazardous, sometimes deadly, conditions at Mavericks.
An invitation-only contest is held there most winters, when the waves come.
Seven years after his historic ride, Jay drowned while free diving in the Maldives.
He was 22 yers old.
It is a really inspirational and thought-provoking docu-drama you would certainly love from the bottom of your heart.

Dec 15, 2013
  • SilverSparrow rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is amazing. I love how it's perfect for everyone- and teenagers will l o v e it too. It's inspiring, clean, and action packed. So so good.

Sep 26, 2013
  • neonkc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

wow very good

Jul 22, 2013
  • tj_is_cool rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is a very inspiring movie.

May 27, 2013

Jay seemed like one of the few souls who was always kind. May he rest in peace. It is a really great story about him showing that with passion and endurance even with adversity, you can accomlish your dreams.

Mar 30, 2013
  • jclterrib rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Based on the short life of Jay Moriarty, a young surfer. For an action actor such as Gerald Butler, his performance was well done.

Mar 29, 2013
  • btmslt rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A nice heart-felt film.

Mar 20, 2013
  • RebelHeart rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Good movie. Watched this movie with my Grandkids; 11 and 14 years old. They thought it was a excellent movie also.


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Oct 01, 2013

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