Film: Of Men and Mavericks
Curtis Hanson's new surf film "Of Men and Mavericks" takes a look at the infamous Mavericks break in Santa Cruz, California and profiles Jay Moriarty, one of its most respected riders. Moriarty landed on the cover of Surfer magazine at age 16 when he was photographed wiping out on a 30 foot Mavericks swell. Hanson relied on local big wave riders and board shapers to capture the mystique that surrounds this massive wave. "Of Men and Mavericks" is due out this fall.
Jay Moriarty surfing Mavericks.
A winter swell at Mavericks.
Real life big-wave rider Greg Long with Gerald Butler.
Surfers at Mavericks.
Actor Channon Roe with legendary board shaper Bob Pearson.
Riders on the beach at Mavericks.
Jay Moriarty's wipeout was immortalized on the cover of Surfer Magazine in 1995.