Gerard Butler Okay After Surfing Accident

Gerard Butler was taken to the hospital after an accident on the waves during the filming of a new movie off the coast of Northern California.

The 300 star was at Mavericks, a famed surf spot just north of Half Moon Bay, California when he was taken under and needed to be rescued. Gerard did not surf much before the start of filming for “Of Men and Mavericks”. The story of a young apprentice surfer who takes on Mavericks and his young and untimely death.

The waves that hit Gerard were about 10 feet high, but when he fell he was held under as two more sizable waves came down on him before he was rescued by a Jet Ski patrolman. He was then taken to Stanford Medical Center for observation.


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