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Chasing Mavericks Surf
Chasing Mavericks was filmed in Santa Cruz, CA just moments from Half Moon Bay. The film is about big wave surfer Jay Moriarity, who died in a diving accident just one day before his 23rd birthday.

Moriarity was well known in Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay and Pacifica, CA for conquering the world-famous surf break Mavericks, just outside Half Moon Bay, as a teenager.

The movie stars Gerard Butler as Moriarity’s mentor, Rick "Frosty" Hesson, and Jonny Weston as Jay Moriarity, and will be released October 26, 2012.
  • The cast filmed in Half Moon Bay and nearby Foster City
  • The surfers filmed at Steamer's Lane and Pleasure Point
  • Family scenes filmed at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • Learn more about the cast here
Watch the official trailer for Chasing Mavericks.