What are your plans tonight? I guess some of you are celebrating Valentine’s Day this evening (instead of last) and going out to fight the crowds for dinner or a movie. For those of you, like myself, that will be home avoiding the crowds, let me tell you what I’ve got planned. There’s a Twitter watch party tonight at 6PM PST/9PM EST for “Chasing Mavericks“, and I’ll be there to
hang ten tweet about the movie!
The movie “Chasing Mavericks” isn’t even available on Blu-ray/DVD yet, BUT you can download a digital copy! Download yours and watch & tweet with other fans and bloggers as we talk about the film live tonight. I haven’t seen the movie yet, so I’m excited to watch Gerard Butler catch some killer waves. It was filmed in Santa Cruz, CA and I’ve heard the cinematography and footage of the waves is some of the best ever!
The film is based on the inspirational true story of real life surfing prodigy Jay Moriarity (Jonny Weston). At just 15 years old, Jay learns the legendary Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, exists only miles from his Santa Cruz home. Determined to ride the waves, he convinces local legend Frosty Hesson (Gerard Butler) to prepare him to survive the 50+ foot swells. Working together, Frosty takes Jay under his wing and teaches him about life and surfing.
Moriarty became internationally famous in 1994, when his wipe out at the Mavericks was caught on film and he made the cover of Surfer magazine. Actor Gerard Butler almost died while in the water filming the movie when a massive swell separated him from his board and pulled him under. A second massive wave followed it and held him down below the surface. He was able to grab a crew member’s hand before being slammed into some rocks and was rescued.
You can download the digital version of “Chasing Mavericks” on the Facebook page. Please join us tonight and follow @FoxhomeEnt and @SurfnSunshine as we talk about the magnificent waves using #DigitalWaves, life jackets not required!