Gerard Butler and his girlfriend beat the heat and hit the beach in Malibu on Saturday, and though the 44-year-old actor probably didn't impress her with his surfing skills (we barely saw him catch a single wave!), we're guessing the water felt great!

Gerry has been dating the same chick for at least two months now, and they've been spotted in the 'Bu a number of times over the summer. The Scottish star refrained from grabbing her butt and making out with her this time, but the two shared a laugh before he squeezed into a long-sleeve rashguard and paddled out.

As you may know, Gerard played pro surfer Frosty Hesson in the 2012 film Chasing Mavericks, and he nearly drowned while training in Northern California. "I had to both learn to surf and then really try to wrap my head around getting on a big wave too," he told MTV News while promoting the film. "But the day that the big one happened, that was without a doubt a near-death experience for me ... I guess it was kind of horrific in its time, but it was really in some ways a very powerful and profound experience ... I was ready to go right back out an hour later, although they had to take me to the hospital." Looks like he's still hooked!

P.S. We have yet to ID Gerry's lady love though ... does anyone know who she is?