Written October 27, 2012
I went to see this movie for Gerard Butler and I got him and much, much more. I know Butler is the big draw and he nailed his role as surfing mentor, Frosty Hessen. The pleasant surprise for me was newcomer Jonny Weston as surfing legend, Jay Moriarity. The photography was nothing short of spectacular and added to the telling of this amazing story of two people who found themselves in each other. And, yes, I laughed and cried and loved. Great movie!
Written November 03, 2012
Jay must have been an incredible young man! My son was born in Santa Cruz in '83, and my ex-husband lives there still, and used to surf there. I called him to tell him he should go see this on the big screen, and he informed me he used to work with Kim's dad and knew her even as a baby. Small world! I suggest any and everyone go see this movie. I'm not an expert reviewer, but suffice it to say that the movie is just totally awesome! Excellent footage, and a good example for young people... Jay is a superb role model. I wish I had know him back then, in some small way. BLESS YOU JAY!!!
Written February 08, 2016
i'VE ALWAYS ENJOYED SURF MOVIES.YOU CAN ONLY APPRECIATE IT ON THE BIG SCREEN! I GREAT STORY LINE,VERY GOOD SUSRF SCENES,TOO BAD I CAN'T SURF,SO I'LL CONTINUE TO WATCH SSURF MOVIES IN THE THEATRES.
Written May 27, 2016
A must-see for kids and/or adults on the BIG SCREEN. No swearing, no sex, no violence... just a great story that keeps you hooked from beginning to end. It's more than a surfing movie... it's a story about life and love.
Critics are lukewarm with their reviews... think it's a little predictable, a little soft, etc. But audiences are really enjoying it. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll be amazed.
Based on a true story... "When young Jay Moriarty 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."
Written November 09, 2012
I'm a local of Santa Cruz such a sick movie got me inspired to go pick up my old surfboard. Wish I could of known Jay what a great dude everybody go see this!!!