Jay Moriarity Talks About His Wipeout


In this interview, the real Jay Moriarity describes his infamous wipeout that occured on December 19, 1994. After falling thirty-five feet from the top of the wave and bouncing off the bottom of the ocean floor, he used his feet to push off the bottom and he swam as hard as he could for the surface before the second wave came crashing down. Video of the Jay Moriarity wipeout accompanies the interview.




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Watch big wave surfer Jay Moriarity's Mavericks wipeout that occurred on December 19, 1994. For more on Jay's insane wipeout, watch the video "Jay Talks About His Wipeout".

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Jay Moriarity Funeral Footage

Watch video of Jay Moriarity's funeral service held on June 26, 2001 at Pleasure Point near Santa Cruz, CA. Towards the end of the video, you can see hundreds of surfers throwing water into the air in honor of Jay, which corresponds to the scene at the end of the Chasing Mavericks movie.

Chasing Mavericks Trailer
Chasing Mavericks Trailer

Watch the Chasing Mavericks movie trailer for the film starring Gerard Butler and Jonny Weston. The movie tells the story of legendary big wave surfer Jay Moriarity and his mentor Rick "Frosty" Hesson, who teaches him how to surf Mavericks, a California surfing location that is home to some of the biggest waves in the world.

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The Science Behind Mavericks' Waves

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