SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Students at Point Loma High School got a special visit from a Hollywood star during a lunch-time pep rally Tuesday.
Jonny Weston, who stars in the upcoming film "Chasing Mavericks," visited with students and signed autographs.
"Chasing Mavericks" is the true story of real-life surfing phenom Jay Moriarity, who trained at age 15 to surf Mavericks Surf Break, near Half Moon Bay.
During his visit, Weston told the students about the challenges he faced as an actor trying to surf the big waves.
"It's beautiful and you just kind of drop down as it comes up. And it's like at first you're like ‘oh my god it's beautiful' and then you're like ‘oh my god I've got to get out of the way' and then I'm like ‘oh I've got to surf it now,'" said Jonny Weston with "Chasing Mavericks."
Tuesday's event was hosted by the Point Loma High School Surf Team.
"Chasing Mavericks" hits theaters Friday, October 26.