WATCHJay 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
WATCHChasing 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.
WATCHThe Science Behind Mavericks' Waves
Just off the coast of Northern California,
to the north of Half Moon Bay, a legendary
surf spot known as "Mavericks" generates
some of the biggest waves in the world.
This video explores the science behind
what makes the waves at Mavericks so big.