EXCLUSIVE: 'Chasing Mavericks' 'Surf City' Blu-ray Featurette

Gerard Butler discusses hanging out with legendary surfers on the set of this sports drama, debuting on Blu-ray and DVD February 26.

We have an exclusive featurette for the new surfing drama Chasing Mavericks, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD February 26. Gerard Butler portrays Frosty Hesson, who trains a young phenom (Jonny Weston) how to tackle the legendary waves known as the Mavericks. Gerard Butler reveals how much it meant to him to hang out with real surfing legends, because of how intimidated he was by the sport as a young lad. We also have a second featurette where the actor breaks down the differences between fear and panic.


Chasing Mavericks is the inspirational true story of real life surfing phenom Jay Moriarity (played by newcomer Jonny Weston). When 15 year old Jay discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, is not only real, but exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson (played by Gerard Butler) to train him to survive it. As Jay and Frosty embark on their quest to accomplish the impossible, they form a unique friendship that transforms both their lives, and their quest to tame Mavericks becomes about far more than surfing. Chasing Mavericks was made with the help of some of the biggest names in the surfing world, and features some of the most mind-blowing real wave footage ever captured on film.

Special Features:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Surf City
  • Shooting Waves
  • Live Like Jay
  • Surfer Zen
  • Commentary from Director Michael Apted and Writers Brandon Hooper and Jim Meenaghan
  • Ultraviolet

Chasing Mavericks was released October 26th, 2012 and stars Gerard Butler, Jonny Weston, Elisabeth Shue, Abigail Spencer, Leven Rambin, Greg Long, Peter Mel, Zach Wormhoudt. The film is directed by Michael Apted, Curtis Hanson.


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