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Chasing Mavericks review

A frothy surf-flick starring Gerard Butler

Based on a true story, this frothy surf-flick follows 15-year-old Santa Cruz surfer dude Jay (Jonny Weston) as he enlists local legend “Frosty” Hesson (Gerard Butler, a million miles out of his comfort zone) to help him train and tame the title surf break, one of the biggest and most punishing waves on earth.

Naturally, life lessons are learned along the way, but the big draw here is some truly spectacular – and occasionally terrifying – surfing footage.

By the time it’s over, you’ll either be heading for the beach or vowing never to go in the water again.

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Ken McIntyre is a freelance writer who has spent years covering music and film. You'll find Ken in the pages of Total Film and here on GamesRadar, using his experience and expertise to dive into the history of cinema and review the latest films. You'll also find him writing features and columns for other Future Plc brands, such as Metal Hammer and Classic Rock magazine.