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Chasing Mavericks: A Tale of the Sea

Wednesday Matinee

By Jane Boursaw

Destination: California

Movie: Chasing Mavericks

Chasing Mavericks

Even if you’re not into surfing or surfing movies, you’ll probably find something to love about Chasing Mavericks, a movie based on the true story of surfing icon Jay Moriarity, played by Jonny Weston in the movie. If you’re planning a beach vacation, it might even tempt you to take a surfing lesson. The movie begins with 8-year-old Jay getting accidentally sucked into the roaring surf while trying to keep his friend’s dog from chasing a ball into the water. Fortunately, there’s an experienced surfer nearby named Frosty Hesson (Gerard Butler) who rescues Jay and takes the kids home. Turns out he and Jay live right next door to each other. Continue reading Chasing Mavericks: A Tale of the Sea