Question: Does Gerard Butler really surf?

Is Gerard Butler a good surfer?

The Scottish actor, who stars as real-life surfer Frosty Hesson in Chasing Mavericks, described his surfing skills as non-existent before he started working on the film. “Surfing ability for me was pretty much zero,” the actor told The Hollywood Reporter. “After [the movie], was maybe just a little bit worse.”

Did they really surf in Chasing Mavericks?

With the exception of the film Chasing Mavericks, a surf movie Butler starred in about the late Jay Moriarity and his mentor, Richard “Frosty” Hesson, you wouldn’t necessarily associate the two actors with surfing, however. Butler officially entrenched himself into the surf scene while filming Chasing Mavericks.

Was Jay Moriarty’s body ever found?

Jay drowned after free diving alone as part of his routine training schedule in deep water. A search party recovered his body late Friday night. Jay Moriarity was born in Georgia, but moved when he was very young to Santa Cruz, California and dedicated his life to the ocean and big wave surfing.

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