Summary

When Richard “Frosty” Hesson was first approached by a young Jay Moriarty in 1990, the skinny kid with a sparkle in his eye only wanted one thing from the icon: His help in becoming a better surfer. Hesson, one of the first to conquer the huge waves off northern California known as Mavericks, recognized that the kid “had a vision.” Jay quickly demonstrated a resolve that reminded Frosty of his younger self, pursuing his goal with a seriousness far beyond his years. His attitude and work ethic earned Frosty’s respect and, eventually, his friendship. Making Mavericks is the inspiring story of their father-son bond and of the challenges that made each of them who they were—surf legends, and the subject of the upcoming film Chasing Mavericks.
In Making Mavericks, Frosty talks about his turbulent youth spent under difficult circumstances, with parents who tried to find a positive way to handle a child with a passion for water and a disregard for his own safety. Throughout his life he developed principles to live by, principles that would become the core tenets of his teaching philosophy. Most significantly, Frosty talks about how one of his best students, Jay Moriarty, used his philosophy to become a surfing phenomenon, and whose life inspired the phrase, “Live like Jay.”
Affecting and poignant, Making Mavericks is a celebration of Hesson’s determination to live with joy and purpose, and his desire to help others do the same.
©2013 Richard "Frosty" Hesson (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 17-02-16

Great story terrible story teller (sorry)

I've wanted to read this for ages but don't get much time so this seemed like the perfect solution. Unfortunately the story teller is a really poor fit for the story and the high pitched 'ladies' and 'Childrens' impressions are so bad they're funny if they weren't so regular. Still it's a great story & its well written :)

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2 out of 5 stars
By Nick on 26-04-18

Worst audiobook I’ve listened to - narrated by a pre-pubescent teenage robot

I couldn’t get past the first 2 mins of listening to this book. I know it’s a fantastic read but the audiobook is horrid. I’ve listened to over 100 audiobooks and this is by far the worst.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Bridget on 07-02-18

inspirational story of love, passion and living

The story of an amazing man, the love of the sea, and the kindness of a soul surfer. Frosty, Jay, Bob Pearson, all involved in this life show how to live life. I want this story to go on and be a part of Jays continuation of life. LIVE LIKE JAY.

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