I went to see the movie, Chasing Mavericks, that was released on Friday, Oct. 26. It is the story of a local surfer legend in Santa Cruz, Jay Moriaty. I really enjoyed it and would like to see it again on the big screen! And, I talked with people as I was walking out after the movie who shared the same enthusiasm as I. This is rare for me to stop and talk to strangers about a movie as I leave. There is something about the movie which pulls at you.
|Surfing in Santa Cruz - by DW|
I do agree about pictures of the huge waves were stars - the plus is that you get acquainted with a sample of people from this town which is so different from Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and Sacramento. You know I share many discoveries of this small beach town every chance I get. I escape the city-life and find places to relax and talk with the locals in Santa Cruz to learn about this "other life" that surrounds the world of surfing. Everyone goes to work - there is always time to catch a few waves before going home. And, the movie is recent - many people remember this.
This movie gives an in depth look at this simple, local community life in this favorite beach town which I am spellbound everytime I visit. It is fresh look showcasing the genuine life of people in Santa Cruz. The story- telling of surfing life is one that has not been shown.
|Chasing Mavericks - Santa Cruz CA by DW|
Santa Cruz is well known globally - as the town grows during the summer months with visitors - yet I find an unusual ambience with each visit.
If you want to visit the same sights as you see in the movie - you may find information from Santa Cruz website.
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