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Chasing Mavericks Movie Quotes

Updated August 16, 2019 365 votes 171 voters 72.0k views10 items

Here are the best "Chasing Mavericks" quotes, telling the true story of one talented young surfer who seeks to fulfill his destiny of surfing some of the most dangerous waves in the world. 

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).

Be sure to vote up your favorite lines from "Chasing Mavericks," and if inspirational sports movies aren't your thing, check out the best quotes from  "Sinister," "Argo," "Here Comes the Boom," "The Paperboy," and "Taken 2".

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    Four Minutes

    Four Minutes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Chasing Mavericks Movie Quotes
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    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.
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    A Chance To Change Everything

    A Chance To Change Everything is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Chasing Mavericks Movie Quotes
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    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.
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    Our Journey Together

    Our Journey Together is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Chasing Mavericks Movie Quotes
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    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.
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    Untrained Boys

    Untrained Boys is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Chasing Mavericks Movie Quotes
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    Jay: "I want to ride that wave."

    Frosty: "Untrained boys don't step into the ring against Mike Tyson."

    Jay pleads with Frosty in his relentless quest to join Frosty in surfing Mavericks but Frosty reminds Jay of the harsh reality that he is not nearly trained or skilled well enough to safely survive.
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