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Overall A-

Seasoned surfer Frosty Hesson (Gerard Butler) is reluctant to mentor a budding boarder, but Jay Moriarity (Jonny Weston) is persistent. Eventually the older man helps the teen prepare to tackle the biggest waves in Northern California, known as Mavericks. This movie is based on a true story.

Violence B-
Sexual Content A
Profanity A-
Substance Use D+

Why is Chasing Mavericks rated PG?

Official MPAA Rating: Chasing Mavericks is rated PG for for thematic elements and some perilous action.

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable for members of your family. We also encourage you to check our full review and our movie information page.

Violence: A child nearly drowns. A man lies about his whereabouts to his wife. A boy smashes car mirrors with a baseball bat and later threatens a person with it. A surfer suffers a bloody injury. A boy fights with a man who is attacking his mother. A teen climbs on top of a van that later speeds down the highway. A boy on a skateboard hangs on to the back of a bus. Teens sneak into a public swimming pool after hours. Teens fight in a restaurant. Students bully others. Divers encounter a shark. Death is discussed and a character dies.

Sexual Content: A teen couple kisses.

Language: One term of Deity is heard and some bullying comments.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A child discovers liquor in his mom’s juice. A teen buys drugs from dealers on the street on several occasions. Teens appear to be high on drugs on a couple of occasions.