Jay Moriarity

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Birthday
16, 1978
Birthplace
Georgia
Death Date
Jun 15, 2001 (22)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
16, 1978
Birthplace
Georgia
Death Date
Jun 15, 2001 (22)

About

Remembered for his skill, versatility, and excellent sportsmanship as a surfer, he rose to international fame in his teens for a surfing feat at Mavericks (in Northern California) and a subsequent Surfer magazine cover shoot. Tragically, he died in his early twenties as the result of a diving accident.

Before Fame

He started surfing before his tenth birthday and quickly became proficient on both shortboard and longboard.

Trivia

The year he died, Moriarity co-wrote a manual titled The Ultimate Guide to Surfing.

Family Life

He spent his earliest days in Georgia and the bulk of his childhood in Santa Cruz, California.

Associated With

He was the subject of a 2012, Curtis Hanson-directed film titled Chasing Mavericks.