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Jay Moriarty

Jay Moriarity (June 16, 1978–June 15, 2001) was a surfer from Santa Cruz, California. He was an accomplished surfer, waterman, and adventurer.

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The story of Jay Moriarty is incredible. Take some time to watch the movie Chasing Mavericks.
"We only get to do this once and it's not for a long time so enjoy it " Jay Moriarty
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I think I'm in love with Jay Moriarty
“Jay from Inbetweeners is such an ugly guy” ooo sorry "Jenifer Aniston"
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Do yourself a favour and watch a great movie, Chasing Mavericks. The inspirational true story of real-life surfing phenom Jay Moriarty. 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 (Gerard Butler) to train him to survive it.
There's a awesome movie ..I fell inlove with it...its a true story which I didn't know until the'd called Chasing Mavericks. Its about a surfer Jay Moriarty who becomes a true ledgend...enough said watch it n I bet u wont regret it n at the end ull see the real Jay Moriarty..I love that part .but this movie shows u. U can face n concur so much u just gotta strieve for what u want as small or big as it is.WATCH IT! * GIVE IT 5 STARS
There was a great quote in the move Chasing Mavericks about the death of Jay Moriarty, "Sometimes when you push...
PSA: today is going to be great... Chasing Mavericks is on= Gerard Butler and Jay Moriarty's life is recognized... 😍🌊
"You just have to appreciate everything that's one of the most important things in life." -Jay Moriarty
I wish I would have had the chance to meet Jay Moriarty
You only live once, its all about enjoying every moment. - jay moriarty
Jay Moriarty died the day before his birthday😔🏄
I have to say that two of my biggest inspirations are Bethany Hamilton and Jay Moriarty
Some people call them selves perfect surfers: compare yourself to Jay Moriarty and then we talk.
Accomplished within his short life than most do within a lifetime.
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Just watched the movie,"Chasing Mavericks"(12 years after the death) Jay Moriarty has left his footprint on my heart.
I didn't know Jay Moriarty died... That was a great movie.
Gets me every time: jay moriarty quote
"When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you." Jay Moriarty
My role model is Jay Moriarty. You're in a better place. But I will forever look up to you.
All I will say is: 'The ones who push the limits to discover, the limits sometimes push back.' Jay Moriarty
Jay moriarty died the day before his 23rd birthday 😢
Watch Chasing Mavericks great movie about surfer Jay Moriarty. Well done!
Making Mavericks is about Frosty who trained up Jay Moriarty and Mutt is about Rodney Mullen.
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Still wishing someone warned me that Jay Moriarty was real and actually passed away -_-
based on true story of real life surfing phenom jay moriarty, when 15 year old jay… ★ Chasing Mavericks
Just watched "Chasing Mavericks". RIP Jay Moriarty. Hope there is surfing in Heaven.
Chasing Mavericks is one of the greatest movies I have ever seen. RIP Jay Moriarty.
Adrenaline still kicking in. Decided to watch Chasing Mavericks, and what a film was that! Long live Jay Moriarty!
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Cried twice in Chasing Mavericks. Great job brandon hooper. You brought jay moriarty back to life to surf again.
I wish Jay Moriarty was still alive. I would have loved to meet him.
A1 - Gerard Butler's Chasing Mavericks. About Jay Moriarty. Didnt do too well in box office, but excellent.
Miss waking up to this! Ps. Jay Moriarty, such an inspiring life and story. Shout out to the amazing
"Don’t take anything for granted, because one minute it can be there and the next minute it can’t, and it happens so quickly" Jay Moriarty
If I have my chance, I would like die like jay moriarty. Die when u try to beat urself and push the limit
Chasing Mavericks is such a good movie! People should look up to Jay Moriarty and be more like him.
Just watched Chasing Mavericks great movie and sad 🏄 Moriarty
Jay Moriarty is the person who make an impossible thing be a possible thing to do. Thx Jay u make me believe that 'nothing impossible'☺
The scene when jay moriarty's mom gives a present to him is probably the saddest scene in the movie. This movie made my day,anyway.
Tis photo gave me the idea of surfing when I was in grade school. I dint know twas Jay Moriarty. How ignorant -_-
"To those who push the limits to discover, sometimes to limits push back." -Jay Moriarty
Much respect to jay moriarty who died at the age of 22 from drowning and surfed his first maverick at the age of 16
I know there are a lot of legends and heroes out there in the world, but Jay Moriarty will always be number one to me.
In Memoriam, Jay Moriarty. thanks for your experience and inspiration. "Chasing Mavericks"
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Just saw a surf movie which was based on the life of Jay Moriarty, was surprised to find out he died in the Maldives.
Jay Moriarty, you are a legend. Thank you.
Awesome movie about Jay Moriarty surfing Mavericks. Next time you come over, I'll be more than happy (ecstatic) to watch it w/you.
Jay Moriarty and Mark McMorris are kinda the loves of my life
Jay Moriarty got his childhood sweetheart.
Uggh I wish I could surf as well a Jay Moriarty did!
"the people who push the limits sometimes discover. the limits push back."-Jay Moriarty
Bagus y? Chasing maverick really amazing movie and I liked it! proud to jay moriarty.
Dont forget to watch and yours truly perform Shine Your Way on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno tonight! Yayy
Just finished watching Learnt about Jay Moriarty. Now that's someone facing their fears and going for their dreams. RIP.
Chasing Mavericks movie is a true life story of surfing legend Jay Moriarty - cast includes Gerard Butler , Jonny Weston, Elisabeth Shue,
Gerard Butler, Elisabeth Shue and Hollywood newcomer Jonny Weston star in this inspiring true story of courage and friendship the whole family will love. When 15-year-old Jay Moriarty (Weston) discovers that the mythical Mavericks surf break is real, he reaches out to local surfing legend Frosty ...
"The Master" is out on DVD/BluRay today. Though it was not nominated for best picture in the Academy Awards, three cast members were nominated. Joaquin Pheonix for Best Actor, Amy Adams for Best Supporting Actress, and Phillip Seymour Hoffman for Best Supporting Actor. Also out today are "Chasing Mavericks" the inspirational story of surfing legend, Jay Moriarty; and "Company of Heroes", a WWII war story, inspired by true events. All of these and more available at Mike's.
Chasing Mavericks, inspired by true story.. Story about "Jay Moriarty"..
very cool film real life story of Jay Moriarty and Gallagher
Just watched Chasing Mavericks. Wow what a sad story for Jay Moriarty to die so young
I feel really motivated after watch "Chassing Mavericks",the movie about Jay Moriarty's life.If you really want something,just keep working.
Fun fact: the kid who plays 15 year old Jay Moriarty in "Chasing Mavericks" (Jonny Weston), was 23 when he auditioned for the role.
My inspiration, Jay Moriarty. R.I.P 1987-2001; you were the best of the best. Chasing Mavericks🏄
I want to marry a Jay Moriarty. He was amazing! Too bad he died at 22.
When I first head out surfing with my pal this summer we're making a tribute to Jay Moriarty. To Jay!!
Catching the with Jay Moriarty is one tough kid!
Thing I can be. We all come from the sea, but we are not all of the sea the ones that are must return again and again. Rip jay moriarty
Yes sunny bill Jay where you watching the meltdown tonight?
Brotherly bonding session, seeing epic surf flick 'Chasing Mavericks' about Jay Moriarty and the Northern Cali surf scene. Good week to u.
dog u know Moriarty is like Holmes ARCH NEMESIS!!
Jay the dance Moriarty will sort you out a treat
As if Vinnie Jones as Moriarty wasn't enough, Jay-Z is now scoring The Great Gatsby. Is this No Common Sense Day or something?
I saw this bumper sticker recently and my first thought was, live like a Scrub Jay, as in the second photo. The bumper sticker is a reference to Jay Moriarty, who is the subject of the surfing biopic Chasing Mavericks.
Sam Alipour sits down with Gerard Butler and Jonny Weston, the stars of "Chasing Mavericks," to discuss their movie about big wave surfing legend Jay Moriarty.
Biography of famed surfer Jay Moriarty features some outstanding surf footage, Prague - Czech Republic
A visually stunning and psychologically revealing documentary surf film about The Mavericks crew and true life of Jay Moriarty.
Featuring Scottish actor Gerard Butler in the lead, the film Chasing Mavericks tells the true story of local surfer Jay Moriarty, one of the youngest to ever compete in big-wave surf competition Mavericks, just north of Santa Cruz, CA.
I finally saw Chasing Mavericks. Great movie! I didn't realize Jay Moriarty lived on my street. I even bought pizza when he worked at Pleasure Pizza cuz its across from where I used to work at that time.
I forgot to tell my mom Jay Moriarty died when he was 22. She found out and cried at the end of the movie
was really good. Jay Moriarty could get it. Except. You know. He's dead.
The way Jay Moriarty lived may have been crazy, but he left a legacy behind him.
Jay Moriarty was such an inspirational surfer, it's just so sad he had to die so young :( he had so much more to offer
"Crazy crow on the point at Steamers watching the World Title heating up. " it's Jay Moriarty
Just watched Chasing Mavericks with the family and it was a very touching movie. Jay Moriarty was a very inspirational young man. Such a sad loss!!!
Chasing Mavericks- Surf’s up, dude! Based on the true story of Jay Moriarty, Chasing Mavericks tells the story of Moriarty (Jonny Weston) as a young man, dealing with growing up while trying to fulfill his destiny. As an avid surfer, Jay always looked at his neighbor, Frosty (Gerard Butler) as his mentor. Then, when he follows him to a secret location in Northern California, known as Mavericks, that produces massive waves for the perfect ride. Eager to conquer Mavericks, Jay enlists the help of Frosty to help him conquer the monster. While preparing for the ultimate ride, Jay also deals with helping his mother (Elizabeth Shue), school issues, bullies, and even issues with Kim (Leven Rambin), the girl of his dreams. Eventually, Jay finally tackles his destiny and makes surfing history at Mavericks. Directed by Curtis Hanson (L.A. Confidential) and Michael Apted (The World is Not Enough) and written by Kario Salem and Brandon Hooper, Chasing Mavericks is a very good looking surf movie that, even though t ...
Based on the inspirational true story of surfing icon Jay Moriarty, Chasing Mavericks tells the story of a young man's quest to surf Northern California's most dangerous wave, and the local legend who takes him under his wing. What begins as a mentorship turns into a unique lifelong bond, as the two...
So it's been awhile since Ryan Woodward and I have been to the movies but we just got back from Chasing Mavericks. It's a surfer movie based on the life of Jay Moriarty. It was an absolutely beautiful movie from start to finish. I laughed, I cried, and I fell in love with Jonny Weston (he played Jay). The kid is not only a brilliant surfer but an amazing actor. He totally reminded me of Tanner Beeston, not just because of the surfing but his goofy smile and his mannerisms. It was uncanny!! I looked up some of the reviews and they said it was kind of slow and boring but just because it's a surfer movie doesn't mean it has to be shot MTV style. Three thumbs up!!
The movie star recovered after being held underwater by towering waves while filming for a major Hollywood movie about Santa Cruz surfer Jay Moriarty.
As a kid, Jay Moriarty loved to watch the waves. He timed the swells and figured out a way to predict the waves that will be good enough to surf.
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View the user review 'Fears, cheers and' of the movie Chasing Mavericks on Yahoo! Movies. Based on a true story about a young surfer, Jay Moriarty, growing up in Santa Cruz, near one of the most …
"Chasing Mavericks"! Wow! Such a cool movie! Some original footage of Jay Moriarty
Bodhi is swimming in his grave right about now. The movie centers on the real life relationship between the late surfing phenom Jay Moriarty (Jonny Weston) and his legendary mentor Frosty Hesson (G...
Actor Jonny Weston stars as Santa Cruz legend Jay Moriarty in "Chasing Mavericks" -
Jay Moriarty enjoyed a successful career in professional surfing, until his life was tragically cut short when he drowned while free diving in the Maldives at the tender age of 22. Chasing Mavericks wisely chooses to focus on his formative yea...
Chasing Mavericks is a dramatic biopic of famous surfer Jay Moriarty. It stars Jonny Weston and Gerard Butler. In Santa Cruz, California in the late 80s, Jay Moriarty and his friend Kim are playing...
Me n Tess just saw an early screening of 'Chasing Maverick's'. A respected story about Jay Moriarty and his quest to surf Maverick's. It comes out this Friday.
The story of real life surfing champion Jay Moriarty is told in this Fox 2000/Walden Media production starring John Weston and Gerard Butler. Curtis Hanson directs from a script by Brandon Hooper and Kario Salem.
Giant-sized billboard for Gerard Butler's surfing movie based on Jay Moriarty's life, Chasing Mavericks
Attention all you friends in Pacifica and in surrounding areas... Check out the new movie trailer "Chasing Mavericks", the film is due out in late October 2012. It looks as if these two Directors are attempting to chronicle an individuals (Jay Moriarty) perseverance to conquer our infamous Mavericks Half Moon Bay break. Check it out.
Jay Moriarty earned a reputation in the sport that will prevail indefinitely. This is Surfline's Jay Moriarty biography.
They're finally making a movie about Jay Moriarty, I'm pretty excited about this. I will definitely be going to see Chasing Mavericks!!!
Totally gonna catch the release of Chasing Mavericks... the story of Jay Moriarty. I've always wanted to surf at Mavericks but never had the courage
There's a MAJOR MOVIE coming Oct.26 which is true story based on the life of Santa Cruz surfer & paddleboarder Jay Moriarty called Chasing Mavericks. Jay attained fame @ 16 for having his photo on the cover of Surfer magazine wiping out on aHUGE wave@ Mavericks (Half Moon Bay. He died overseas @ just 22 meditating on the ocean floor while freediving @ 45 ft.
In the trailer for Curtis Hanson's 'Chasing Mavericks', a young Jay Moriarty (Jonny Weston) is mentored in the ways of surfing by a local legend (Gerard Butler).
First look at "Chasing Mavericks" -- the Jay Moriarty story, featuring Gerard Butler ...
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