Surfing Accident

Gerard Butler was taken to a hospital after a surfing mishap at Mavericks in Northern California while taking part in filming for an upcoming movie, CBS San Francisco reports on December 18th. Mavericks is notorious for its big waves, and it serves as a popular destination for some of the world's most accomplished surfers. Butler was trapped underwater, with waves as high as 15 feet crashing down on him. Gerard was brought to Stanford Medical Center and later released after medical examination. "Butler was held down for a solid two-waves and took four or five more waves on the head," local surfer Frank Quirarte was quoted in The Mirror as saying. "He was then washed through the rocks on the inside before he was finally able to be plucked out," Quirarte continued in the article. "Even on small days the inside at Maverick’s can push 10ft plus and really tear you up. When they brought Butler in he had that 100-yard stare that surfers get after a two-wave hold [down] or near death experience. After almost 20 years at Mavericks I’ve seen a lot of it, but at least he was standing on his own two legs. He was then carted away in a waiting ambulance."


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