$25 Visa Gift Card and Chasing Mavericks Prize Pack giveaway

Chasing Mavericks,surfing movies

There is a new movie coming to theaters on October 26th, and I am really excited about it! It is called Chasing Mavericks, a surfer story but with so much more.

CHASING MAVERICKS is the inspirational true story of surfing phenom Jay Moriarity (newcomer Jonny Weston). When 15 year old Jay discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, is near his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson (Gerard Butler) to train him to survive it. As Jay and Frosty embark on their quest to do the impossible, they form a unique friendship that transforms their lives, and their quest to tame Mavericks becomes about more than surfing. Chasing Mavericks was made with the help of some of the biggest names in the surfing world, and features some of the most mind-blowing wave footage ever captured on film.

Part of the reason I am so excited about the Chasing Mavericks movie (because Gerard Butler!), is that the Mavericks is fairly close to my home! When my husband and I took a trip to Half Moon Bay a couple of years ago, we visited and talked about how fun it would be to witness the fun for ourselves. In the meantime at least, we can see the movie when it opens.

chasing mavericks actors

Check out this Chasing Mavericks Trailer!

I am really excited about the soundtrack too (available  October 23rd digitally, and on November 19th on CD). There is fun alternative music from the 90′s, including artists such as The Lemonheads, Matthew Sweet and more.

Chasing Mavericks will be in theaters October 26th, and is rated PG, so make sure you take the whole family!

To celebrate the upcoming release of Chasing Mavericks, I have a fun giveaway for you!


One (1) winner will receive a Chasing Mavericks prize pack which includes:

  • $25 Visa Gift Card for a day at the movies
  • Copy of the official soundtrack
  • Copy of the book Chasing Mavericks: The Movie Novelization
  • Live Like Jay Bracelet

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  1. Kim Henrichs says:

    because I love surfing!!

  2. Looks amazing!

  3. Lisa Brown says:

    I am excited because it looks like an exciting movie.

  4. Lisa Brown says:

    RSS feed with Bloglines via email: jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  5. Sandra K321 says:

    The wave footage is supposed to be amazing so I would love to see that.

  6. Kimberly Bauer says:

    I want to see it because Gerard Butler is HOT!

  7. looks like action action action.

  8. Because I like Gerard Butler.

  9. Eloquence says:

    It looks like a really exciting movie!

  10. Because it’s based on a true story

  11. I like surfer movies!

  12. Gerard Butler shirtless? Whats not to love?!

  13. We saw the trailer at the movies a couple of weeks ago – the cinematography looked fantastic!

  14. Gerard Butler. Nuff said!!

  15. Love most movies inspired by true adventurers

  16. Jessie C. says:

    I’m excited to see Chasing Mavericks because of Gerard Butler

  17. Wanda McHenry says:

    I love to watch surfers ride those humongous waves, it’s so exciting!

  18. Gerard half naked. Nuf said.

  19. Stephanie says:

    those guys look good, i’m excited to watch that!

  20. colleen boudreau says:

    Gerard Butler!

  21. I love Gerard Butler.

  22. I watched Gerard Butler talk about this film and would like to see it!

  23. Why wouldn’t you want to see a movie with a shirtless Gerard Butler? He is sexy and has a sexy accent!

  24. *Pernille* says:

    okay I am not going to lie – I have always had something for surfers. Can´t tell if its the suits that make them look like cute penguins, or maybe just that they use the nature force to do something really cool. So thats part one of the reasons for going to see this movie.
    A second reason is that its a true story about a guy having a dream, and a goal to be better, and do the most extreme ever – I love those movies

  25. Charlene S says:

    Gerard Butler and surfing.

  26. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I want my son to see it …he would love this

  27. Just to see Gerard Butler.

  28. I like real drama.

  29. LadyVampire says:

    My first time hearing about this movie but I loved the trailer!

  30. I’m excited because I’ve always found surfing to be very entertaining to watch!

  31. Marti Parks says:

    I’ve seen the advertisements and it looks like it would be entertaining.

  32. kelley wood says:

    The action looks packed!

  33. I’m excited to see it, because I love surfing, and the cast list sounds great!

  34. Looks like a fun movie to watch with my hubby.

  35. I love watching true inspirational stories. thanks

  36. I’ll admit it’s the shirtless men!

  37. The footage of the waves looks amazing.

  38. I really like Gerard Butler in movies.

  39. i like surfing movies!

    annae07 at aol dot com

  40. I would like to see this because I’m a fan of Gerard Butler.

  41. Gerard Butler!!!!

  42. Cynthia R says:

    i’m excited because I am interested in surfing

  43. Two words: GERARD BUTLER!

  44. I want to see this because I like surfing.

  45. Sherri Jackson says:

    Honestly, I love Gerard Butler!

  46. The previews look great is why I would want to see it!

  47. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I love Gerald Butler!

  48. Leann Lindeman says:

    Looks like a real good, feel good movie! Hubby and I will go!

  49. Jennifer V. says:

    Love surfing movies, the waves are always amazing!

  50. Ashley Hatten says:

    because I love Gerard Butler!

  51. I love movies that are based on true stories and I love the actors in this movie which is why I am excited to see it.

  52. Tabathia B says:

    Because I enjoy watching movies based on sports

  53. I am excited to see this because the soundtrack sounds great & the storyline sounds interesting.

  54. It looks like a great movie with lots of action.

  55. i’m looking forward to the wave footage!

  56. Susan Stahley says:

    I love movies based on true life.

  57. Sarah Hall says:

    The gorgeous men, of course. Also the story of a friendship growing out of common love of something.

  58. I like Gerard Butler.

  59. It sounds like a nice story about friendship

  60. Connie Bolick Lee says:

    I like surfing and beach movies.

  61. i’d like to see this b/c i like gerard butler

  62. debbie jackson says:

    i want to see it for the surfing debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  63. Because I like seeing movies

  64. D Schmidt says:

    I am excited about seeing the movie!

  65. Carolyn N. says:

    I am excited because it looks like a fun movie!
    cjnedrow at gmail dot com

  66. Barbara Montag says:

    Honestly I like the good looking men and action!
    Thank you.

  67. laura ari says:

    Love surfing movies!

  68. Because Gerard Butler is in it!

  69. always wanted to learn to surf

  70. Wendy McBride says:

    I want to see it because it looks like a good movie, based on a true story.

    wendym at cableone dot net

  71. Two words: Gerard. Butler.

    Whew! ;)

    Thank you for this great giveaway!

  72. Carmen S. says:

    I am excited because it looks like a great inspirational story! Thanks for the chance!

  73. Kelly Ann T. says:

    I want to have a fun evening at the movies with my husband, and this movie would make us both happy.

  74. soha molina says:

    I like surfing movies.

  75. Kathy Rambousek says:

    It looks like a fun movie to watch as a family. I like that it’s not rated R – it seems as if everything else out there right now is.

  76. A good surfing movie is the next best thing to a trip to the beach!

  77. Im excited because I love the cast!

  78. DARLA KIDDER says:

    Just to see the Hottie Gerard Butler!

  79. I’m excited to see it because the storyline sounds good and it’s a movie I can watch with my two teenage sons. Thanks.

  80. Because…Gerard Butler!

  81. Adrienne gordon says:

    I like the surfing scenes

  82. Margaret Smith says:

    This really looks like a good movie. My sons are also asking to go see this. The story sounds really interesting.
    Thanks so much. :)

  83. Mary Casper says:

    its looks like a good movie

  84. Margie Kairis says:

    I am excited to see Chasing Mavericks because I love surfing and I want to see the surfing and wave footage

  85. Monique Rizzo says:

    Because Gerard Butler is in it.
    Thanks for the chance.

  86. steve weber says:

    this looks like a very inspirational movie.

  87. I’m excited because it provides inspiration! and entertainment…

  88. tracey byram says:

    I like a movie that is exciting and inspiring.

  89. It looks like a good surfing movie.

  90. Bridget Merker says:

    It looks like a great movie!

  91. Cynthia C says:

    I love to watch surfing. The movie really looks interesting.

  92. I”m a fan of Gerard Butler’s, and enjoy seeing all of his movies.

  93. I love Gerard Butler and I love surfing movies. Thanks!

  94. Miz Vickik says:

    The visuals look stunning!

  95. Christine says:

    Because I like Gerard

  96. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    good looking guys
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  97. Heather S says:

    It looks like a fun movie

  98. Because I love surfing!!

  99. Daniel Thornton says:

    Because I like surfing

  100. Linda Kish says:

    Gerard Butler of course.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  101. I love Surfing, grew up playing on Santa Cruz breach and love Gerard Butler – sounds like a great movie to me!

  102. Penny Snyder says:

    Looks like a great movie to see on date nite with hubby! grammypenny@frontier.com

  103. Hollie Jahnke says:

    It looks good and I love movies based on true stories.

  104. looks like a good movie

  105. because the sound track seems awesome

  106. They probably will have some spectacular surfing sequences.

  107. Heather Poindexter says:

    Its a true story and has Gerard Butler in it.

  108. love watching surfing movies

  109. Mary Calabrese says:

    It looks like a great movie.

  110. i like Gerard Butler as an actor.

  111. Allison Downes says:

    I am excited to see it because I like to watch Tue Story Based Movies

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  112. julie cutshaw says:

    I like movies that teach you endurance to overcome & be stronger to have faith in yourself so that plus it lets me enjoy the ocean when we seldom get to see it for real, is why I think this movie would be a good one to enjoy watching

  113. sounds like a good movie

  114. The movie looks good.


  115. I want to see the wave footage!

  116. Jennifer T. says:

    Gerard Butler is enough of a reason for me :)

  117. Great giveaway! I’d like to see this movie with my hubby! It would be a nice date night!

    My hubby and I both surf and it would nice to win something he’d actually enjoy too! :) Thanks for the opportunity!


  118. Natalie U says:

    Half Moon Bay has a special place in my heart and its a local town close to me
    pedidentalasst at yahoo dot com

  119. We live by the beach and I know my boys would love to see this movie

  120. Andrew Sellen says:

    I just like surfing movies

  121. beth shepherd says:

    I like movies based on true stories

  122. Debra Ford says:

    I like anything with Gerard Butler

  123. because of Gerard Butler (no need to say more hehe)

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  124. Looks like a family friendly movie

  125. i live a couple hours away from santa cruz so it will be fun to see

  126. Delcia Pena says:

    I saw the trailer and it’s awesome.

  127. Pinky Sade says:

    Because it looks like fun and it’s based on a true story

  128. I’m excited to see this movie because the plot looks good and I liked the trailer!

  129. Jessica To says:

    I want to see it because Gerard Butler is in it.

  130. I love that its based on a true story and about surfing

  131. Because it looks and sounds like it is going to be a very inspirational movie.

  132. Helen Stockwell says:

    Two words: Gerard Butler

  133. It looks like a really good movie.

  134. We are big beach lovers and own a summer home at the Jersey Shore. Watching these types of true story movies are the types that both hubby and enjoy…plus, it takes place at the beach!

  135. I love surfing movies, the waves are always spectacular.

  136. Karen Farrow says:

    Its based on a true story

  137. Sharon Kaminski says:

    can’t wait to see the movie!

  138. It sounds very adventurous!

  139. Dagmara Hawkins says:

    I truth stories

  140. This movie looks exciting with a lot of action.

  141. Diane Vescio says:

    I like beach movies.

  142. I love stories like this!

  143. Theresa Jenkins says:

    cause I think it would make a great date night for the Hubby and I

  144. renee walters says:

    I am excited because it looks like a good movie!

  145. love new movies
    Thanks for the giveaway! Janna Johnson jannajanna@hotmail.com Janna@feedyourpig on gfc

  146. Michelle Bryan says:

    It looks like a very good movie.

  147. susan wiener says:

    looks terrific! thx

  148. It sounds fun and exciting.

  149. Cute guys!

  150. Surfing action.

  151. Jannie Bryant says:

    Looks like it might be a good movie.

  152. CherylS22 says:

    Because I love to watch surfing movies & movies that are based on true events.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  153. LOIS PAYTON says:

    I have always loved swimming, GOD BLESS AND KEEP YA’LL SAFE IN HIS LOVING ARMS.

  154. I am excited because it sounds like a really great movie!

  155. Because Gerard Butler is in it!

  156. Jessica Vaughan Gengler says:

    looks good because it is based on a true story

  157. Love good surfing videos.
    Thanks for the contest.

  158. i love gerad butler, and want to see it because of him.

  159. Betsy Rubendall Barnes says:

    I am excited to see Chasing Mavericks because of Gerard Butler :)

  160. For the surfing!

  161. becuz of beach scene it looks cool

  162. Susan Ladd says:

    I like it because it is based on a true story. I want to thank you for this awesome sweep and hope to win :) Thanks !!!!!

  163. Looks exciting plus I think they are handsome!!

  164. It looks like a really good movie!

  165. I’ve met people who have actually surfed Mavericks and they are amazing.

  166. kim burnett says:

    Gerard Butler, OF COURSE!

  167. Movies that are based on true stories are usually awesome.

  168. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    I enjoy the views of nature and places I haven’t been to

  169. patricia skinner says:

    I love water, ocean and surfing.

  170. Dwayne Berry says:

    Not excited. I’m just entering the contest.

  171. Michelle C says:

    My son is interested in surfing, so I would love to see this with him. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  172. i love russell crowe

  173. Allison (Allie Lanc on RC) says:

    I want to see Chasing Mavericks because it is good eye candy ha ha :)

  174. Gerard Butler is one of my fave actors

  175. Arinna Black says:

    Because it looks like a decent date-night movie!

  176. I am a Gerard Butler fan too! :P

  177. I love surf movies!!

  178. Stephanie Larison says:

    It’s got Gerard Butler in it…yummy! Lol!

  179. Because I love surfing movies!

  180. heather b says:

    two words…. Gerard Butler!

  181. Because it looks like a really exciting movie and being based on a true story is kind of a bonus!

  182. Gerard Butler. No shirt. Water. That’s all. :)

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  183. Melissa M says:

    Well, I’ve already seen it, but it was so good that I can’t wait to see it again!

  184. Surfing is cool

  185. Brittney House says:

    gerald butler shirtless

  186. Gerard makes me really want to see this.

  187. Jessica Carnaggio says:

    Because I like surf movies.

  188. I’ve never seen it before and would like to.

  189. Linda Lansford says:

    for the good looking men

  190. Jessica Rose says:

    I’m a big fan of Gerard Butler!

  191. The settings are beautiful and the men are gorgeous.

  192. Gerard Butler is hot :)

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  193. I want to see it because it looks suspenseful.

  194. Kyl Neusch says:

    love surfing!

  195. looks like a great movie

  196. dani marie says:

    i really love the cast. and the shirtlessness. yup.

  197. Christina Strapp says:

    Looks like it will be a really good movie

  198. The guys are hot!

  199. jeanne conner says:

    Cuz I want to see Gerard Butler! of course!!

  200. ShempLabs says:

    Solid cast and I like the subject matter

  201. Derek Timm says:

    Because it looks interesting!

  202. I’m a big fan of Gerard Butler!!

  203. Looks like a great movie!

  204. Birdie Skolfield says:

    cuz I will be inspired to get back on my surf board & RIDE

  205. Amy Deeter says:

    looks like its gonna be exciting to watch

  206. Gilbert S says:

    Because surfing movies are cool!

  207. Carol Mclemore says:

    Looks like a interesting show:)

  208. micheal dale grim says:

    i am a real fan of surfing movies and books so this will be great for me to see!!!

  209. I love Gerald Butler!

  210. Donna Bryant Barnes says:

    Looks like it is gonna be a great movie!

  211. Well, you posted that picture of the two of them on the beach half out of their wetsuits, so do you really need to ask this question? ;)

  212. Terry Cross says:

    Because it looks like an interesting movie

  213. Looks like it will be a very entertaining movie

  214. I really love surfing movies!

  215. Because of the beautiful scenery!

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

  216. I want to see this win my son, because I think both of us would enjoy it.

  217. Gerard Butler is amazing in PTO!

  218. Amber Carter says:

    It looks good!

  219. Alicia Stamm says:

    looks like a good movie with some handsome surfers! joking aside, it looks great

  220. Ed Nemmers says:

    Mancrush on Gerard Butler!

  221. robyn paris says:

    because it will be cool to see

  222. Melanie Montgomery says:

    Gerard Butler is my celebrity crush!

  223. love surg

  224. i love to surf

  225. Honestly, I only want to see this movie because Gerard Butler is in it :)

  226. love any story involving the beach and the water

  227. Mellissa C says:

    Looks good and plus my son’s name is Maverick!

  228. Keisha Talley says:

    It looks like a good movie. I think my daughter would enjoy it.

  229. Gerald Butler!!!!

  230. Two words — Gerard Butler lol

  231. Starletta Schipp says:

    Gerard Butler…need I say more?

  232. Annemarie Z. says:

    I love movies involving the ocean!

  233. Jody Sisson says:

    I like Gerard Butler!

  234. Lorraine Brooks says:

    the beach

  235. Noelle Cameron says:

    This movie just looks really inspiring!

  236. Brigette Streeper says:

    I like action shows.

  237. The movie looks really exciting and because it is based on a true story

  238. Lucy Lopez says:

    It looks like an exciting movie.

  239. I am excited because i love any chance to get out and see a great flick. I love newcomer actor’s too

  240. Richard Hicks says:

    I am excited because one of my youthful passions was surfing!

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  241. Nicole Price says:

    Because it looks like it will be a good movie and I like Gerald Butler.

  242. Wendy Kroy says:

    I grew up at the beach!

  243. I love action movies

  244. It looks like a great movie based on a true story!

  245. I love seeing new movies.

  246. Brenda Elsner says:

    Looks like a very exciting movie!!

  247. christy r. says:

    I am excited to see it because I like movies based on a true story. Thanks for the Giveaway !

  248. Stephanie Stidham says:

    Gerard Butler’s

  249. Because it has an AWESOME soundtrack!!

  250. I saw the trailer and it looks good

  251. Gerald Butler!

  252. I’m excited because I have always to learn how to surf and enjoy watching others do it.

  253. I’m looking for a movie with surfing in it that isn’t terrible.

  254. The smokin’ hot men!!!

  255. Denise Donaldson says:

    because it has Gerard Butler in it!

  256. I’m mostly interested in seeing what Gerard Butler does with his role – he’s such an unpredictable, charismatic actor!

  257. Look really good & interesting!

  258. sallyjoamac says:

    I usually read mysteries, science fiction, and history. It’s a good idea to go out of your comfort zone occasionally and read something totally different.

  259. I like Gerard Butler!

  260. Angela Kinder says:

    I’m excited to see it because I love Gerard Butler and I love the story behind it.

  261. Heather R says:

    It looks like a great movie and I love to watch surfing on great waves

  262. Looks like a good action movie.

  263. Susan Smith says:

    I like Gerard Butler.

  264. Because I always enjoy watching surfing movies!

  265. Its a surf movie, wish I was there instead of in this miserable eastern seaboard weather. :)

  266. Karen Gonyea says:

    It’s based on a true story :)

  267. Jamie Martin says:

    It looks exciting!

  268. Jaque Richards says:

    Chasing Mavericks is based on a true story and Gerard Butler….need I say more? :-) Thank you.

  269. I’m excited to see it because I watched the preview and it looks interesting.


  270. Um, hello. Because gerarld Butler is in it

  271. love the story of a boy learning to trust and appreciate and the man learning to do the same with boy..

  272. Angela Neynaber says:

    Because it looks like a good story.

  273. Chrissy Nestor says:

    It looks very good, so I want to see it for that reason and the actors in it are great.

    chrissylea1979 (at)gmail(dot) com

  274. Dorothy Hubbard says:

    It looks like a good story that will keep my interest.

  275. Julia Baxter says:

    Gerard Butler is so sexy! Who wouldn’t want to watch him sans shirt?

  276. Mya Murphy says:

    My husband LOVES action movies~~~ he’s excited to watch!

  277. I am excited to see Chasing Mavericks because I love surfing! Although I am horrible…I love to give it a try whenever we are on vacation!

    sandysaveseveryday AT gmail DOT com

  278. Looks like an interesting movie..I love movies with Gerard Butler!

  279. Jill Miller says:

    It sounds like a movie that will be fun to watch!!

  280. I’d love to see it since it’s based on a true story!

  281. I want to see it because of Gerard Butler, love him

  282. Amy Green says:

    Gerard Butler, of course!

  283. Charity S says:

    Because it’s an action film.

  284. kathy pease says:

    i saw soul surfer and really liked that and this one looks great too :)

  285. Lyndsey R. says:

    Because its a true story and I really like true stories.

    Lyndsey.rullman at hotmail dot com

  286. Amy DeLong says:

    looks like a great action flick

  287. Mary Gardner says:

    Gerard Butler. Nuff said.

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com



  289. I love surfer movies I think surfing is a real art.

  290. It looks cool

  291. Carolyn Daley says:

    It is based on a true story and it looks intriguing. I want to know why anyone would want to surf those dangerous waves.

  292. I love Gerald Butler so I think this movie looks great.

  293. Love the music!

  294. I’ll bet it’s got gorgeous ocean shots (and some not-so-bad looking shirtless men, too :))

  295. Louise Brimsley (Cynthia Brinsley) says:

    who doesn’t love a good surfing movie?

  296. I love Gerald Butler as an actor!

  297. Margaret Maggie Porter says:

    Two half clothed men on the beach? Heaven to me! Thats enough to make me want to see it!

  298. Gerard Butler is in it!

  299. susan smoaks says:

    i am excited to see chasing mavericks because it looks like a fun movie to watch!

  300. barb hunt says:

    Gerard Butler! Thanks for the contest

  301. Teresa Thompson says:

    Gerard Butler of coure!

  302. Crystal F says:

    I think the movie looks like it might be really good. Thank you!

  303. i like the director of the movie

  304. I’m excited because I’m a Gerard Butler fan

  305. Jennifer Peaslee says:

    It always like movies based on a true story. Plus the guys are hot!

  306. Caitlin McClure says:

    looks exciting

  307. Sherri G. says:

    Gerard Butler, of course. Lol!

  308. Trisha McKee says:

    I love watching true stories! This looks so exciting!

  309. Thanks for the giveaway… saw some of the PR for this movie, looks exciting.

  310. shirley zolenski says:

    Because it does look like an exciting movie

  311. It looks exciting and Gerard Butler looks awesome!

  312. I’m excited to see it because I love Gerard Butler!

  313. I am excited because I enjoy looking at Gerard Butler. :P

  314. Two words…. Gerard Butler!

  315. Sarah Harding says:

    I love all movies especially true stories

  316. Veronica Garrett says:

    I love surfing. I would love to see the waves.

  317. Tracey Andino says:

    I was out in California 2 times this year and I loved watching the surfers. I think it’s such art! This movie looks like it would have such great surfing, and a great story line

  318. Looks like it’ll keep me entertained.

  319. julie hawkins says:

    I’m excited because I like surfing

  320. I’m most excited for the eye-candy!

  321. latisha depoortere says:

    I can’t wait to see it love Gerard Butler !

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