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cast and crew took over the east parking lot at Wednesday to shoot scenes for the film about Jay Moriarity's conquest of the surf break at Mavericks in Half Moon Bay.

Besides populating the school grounds with young extras dressed in '90s clothing straight out of a live Nirvana video, the film crew temporarily renamed Oceana "Ocean High School" and planted a sign at the south entrance to the building to prove it.

And, in order to pull off a stunt involving a school bus and skateboards, crews modified a stock bus to look just like one of Jefferson Union High School Districts.

VIntage bikes and skateboards were also in abundance Wednesday.

It was the second day of shooting in Pacifica. On Tuesday, on as they acted out pieces of Moriarity's life.

Filming also took place inside the high school building.

Today, cast and crew as they shot scenes for the film, due out in 2012. Photos from that are coming later.

In the meantime, share your photos from the Oceana High School shoot with other Patch readers!

Thanks to Mike O'Neill and Candace McDonald for sending these shots along.

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Rob Chapman October 28, 2011 at 12:45 AM
From what I understand, Pacifica is standing in for Half Moon Bay. I'm cool with that, I went to Oceana. Since this is a movie about Jay's life, why not film in Half Moon Bay and why convert Oceana into the fictional Ocean High School.
Camden Swita October 28, 2011 at 06:43 AM
Rob, I know they're doing some filming in Half Moon Bay, too. Most of it is happening in Santa Cruz, however, where, as I understand it, Moriarity spent most of his young life. I guess we'll see how all of the parts fit together here.
Monica Bernardino November 06, 2011 at 08:35 PM
That is my school in Pacifica and I saw the movie on set because Oceana students still watching for the movie and San Francisco students watch too.
Regina Bernardino October 18, 2012 at 11:29 PM
You can't shoot Oceana High School for the director's movie at the pacifica. Monica caught you this shooting the film "chasing mavericks" and she don't like this movie ever.


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