In "Chasing Mavericks," viewers are introduced to surfing legend Frosty Hesson (Gerard Butler) and young Jay Moriarty (Jonny Weston). Frosty's first encounter with Jay is when Frosty pulls Jay from the dangerous surf, saving his life. Years later, the two meet again after Jay, a promising and talented your surfer, enlists the help of Frosty to train him to surf Mavericks, the most dangerous wave in the country. Reluctantly, and on the advice of wife Brenda (Abigail Spencer), Frosty agrees and the two set off on a journey that brings them together with a common purpose.
What are the best "Chasing Mavericks" movie quotes? "Chasing Mavericks" is based on the true story of the late Jay Moriarty. Jay was an accomplished athlete in the surfing world including earning notoriety for his surfing of Mavericks. At only the age of 22, Jay died in what is believed to be a free-diving accident in the Indian Ocean on June 15, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Kim (portrayed by Leven Rambin in the film) and mother Kristy (portrayed by Elisabeth Shue in the movie).
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A Chance To Change Everything
Frosty: "What's going on inside of you, Jay? What are you afraid of? You've got a chance to change everything. Take it. This is about more than just surfing. This is about choices you make in life. This is about finding that one thing that sets you free. You need to believe in yourself or none of this matters."When Jay finds trouble on land, Frosty reminds him of the opportunities he has for greatness in the sea. This however will require Jay to make some wiser decisions than he has been making but could lead to very positive things later on.
Our Journey Together
Frosty: "In 1987, I pulled an eight-year-old kid out of the surf. A few years later, I discovered our journey together was far from over."
Reflecting on the first time they met, Frosty talks about how his first interaction with Jay came after as a young boy Jay was washed into the sea prompting Frosty to rescue him from the dangerous surf. It was not evident then that their paths would cross again.
Jay: "You ever see something and you think that's the reason you are put on this earth?"
Kim: "What are you talking about?"
Jay: "The biggest wave in the world, Mavericks, it's real."Speaking to love interest Kim, Jay discusses how he feels that it's his destiny to surf the dangerous Mavericks, the biggest wave in the world. But having the drive to do something is only part of the task. Having the skill and training to survive is another story.
Frosty: "If you want to get out there you got to forget about the pain. A wave like Mavericks will hold you down for minutes at a time. If you can't hold your breath for at least four minutes then you may as well not even paddle out."In training Jay for surfing Mavericks, he explains that one part of the task is being able to hold your breath for a long time, at least four minutes, so if the need arises, you're ready.