Walden Media has boarded an adventure project set against the renowned Mavericks surfing location in Northern California.

Daniel Barnz and Ned Zeman will write the screenplay based on a treatment by Walden's executive vice president of business affairs Jim Meenaghan and writer-producer Brandon Hooper.

Based on a true story, the project will follow teenager Jay Moriarty as he attempts to brave the world-famous surf breaks under the guidance of local legend Rick 'Frosty' Hesson.

Walden's executive vice president of production Alex Schwartz will oversee the project. Barnz and Zeman are represented by Endeavor.