Chasing Mavericks

I grew up at the beach.  Every summer, playing in the water, building sand castles and boogieboarding.  I didn’t actually learn to surf until last year in Nosara but surfing has always fascinated me.  And really, waves and the ocean are what draw me in.  There is something so awesome about the ocean.  The waves, tides, sealife, everything.  It’s a remarkable phenomenon of our planet.

Living in the bay area before moving to Costa Rica, I had two opportunities to go out on a boat to some of the biggest waves known in the world…Mavericks.  Once on competition day in 2010 and once in 2012 when some of the largest waves of the season were hitting the area but the conditions weren’t good enough to call the competition.

Today, Chasing Mavericks is being released in theatres in the US.  I’d love to hear your thoughts on the movie and live vicariously through you since I will have to wait for it to come out on Netflix.  Although, I did get to see them filming the movie the day we were on the boat in 2012.  The helicopter below has a camera in a plastic bag attached to the cable – they accidentally ran into one of the large waves and the camera was destroyed.  It was rumored that the camera cost over $100,000.

Here’s a short video from that day.  Warning: may cause sea sickness. : )  The Chasing Monsters movie trailer is below.

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