Chasing Mavericks (2012)

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Another biopic here, Chasing Mavericks tells the story of Jay Moriarty. The story resembles a kind of surfing Karate Kid as Moriarty is mentored by Gerard Butler’s surf guru, Frosty, who makes him master the ‘foundation pillars of snowboarding’ which include holding your breath and treading water.

Given the legendary status of Mavericks it was only a matter of time before Hollywood arrived and gave us this saccharine retelling of the life of an accomplished and respected surfer.

Best Line‘Have you ever seen someone who can tread water like that?’

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