Gerard Butler, 49, shows off his rippling abs as he strips off following sun-soaked surf session in Malibu

He usually plays the all-action lead in pulsating movies. 

And Gerard Butler proved he is every inch the leading man as he enjoyed a surf session at Point Dume in Malibu, California, on Friday.

The Scottish actor, 49, went shirtless for his excursion as he showed off his toned physique in a pair of baby blue swimming shorts.

Surf's up: Gerard Butler appeared relaxed and care-free on Friday as he enjoyed a surf session in Malibu, California, where he resides

Surf's up: Gerard Butler appeared relaxed and care-free on Friday as he enjoyed a surf session in Malibu, California, where he resides

Gerard was seen peeling off a black wet-suit with his muscular midriff visible as he smiled and chatted to his friends.  

His crescent moon necklace dangled around his hairy chest as his wet hair looked cool slicked back behind his ears. 

The hunky actor, perhaps most famous for his role in the 2006 fantasy action 300, may owe his glowing complexion to the fact that he appears to be back on with his girlfriend Morgan Brown, 48. 

Last year, the on-off couple were reportedly looking to move in together in the Chelsea area of New York.

Toned: The Scottish actor, 49, went shirtless for his excursion as he showed off his toned physique in a pair of baby blue swimming shorts

Toned: The Scottish actor, 49, went shirtless for his excursion as he showed off his toned physique in a pair of baby blue swimming shorts

Cool: Gerard's crescent moon necklace dangled around his hairy chest as his wet hair looked cool slicked back behind his ears

Cool: Gerard's crescent moon necklace dangled around his hairy chest as his wet hair looked cool slicked back behind his ears

However, things came to a standstill when they went their separate ways in August 2018, after first sparking a romance in 2014.

And now while things seem to be back on for the pair, Gerard will have to find some time between his busy schedule to maintain the relationship as he has a slew of films in the works for the coming year.

His movie, Angel Has Fallen, which he also directed, with Piper Perabo and Morgan Freeman was recently released. Morgan joined him on the red carpet as his date.

Back on! Meanwhile, Gerard recently rekindled his romance with his on-off 48-year-old girlfriend Morgan Brown (pictured together at his Angel Has Fallen premiere in August)

Back on! Meanwhile, Gerard recently rekindled his romance with his on-off 48-year-old girlfriend Morgan Brown (pictured together at his Angel Has Fallen premiere in August) 

He's also set to star alongside Robert Downey Jr. and Eva Longoria in the Jamie Foxx directed flick, All-Star Weekend.

The movie, which is now in post-production, was written, directed, produced and will star Jamie.

Gerard resides in Malibu and in November 2018 he revealed that he had returned to his home to find it completely destroyed by the then fast-moving Woolsey fire.

The actor took to Instagram to share the devastation as he stood in front of the remains of building and his burned out truck.

Complete devastation: Gerard resides in Malibu and in November 2018 he revealed that he had returned to his home to find it completely destroyed by the then fast-moving Woolsey fire

Complete devastation: Gerard resides in Malibu and in November 2018 he revealed that he had returned to his home to find it completely destroyed by the then fast-moving Woolsey fire

He captioned it: 'Returned to my house in Malibu after evacuating. Heartbreaking time across California.

'Inspired as ever by the courage, spirit and sacrifice of firefighters. Thank you @LosAngelesFireDepartment. '

And he ended with a heartfelt plea saying: 'If you can, support these brave men and women at SupportLAFD.org.'

At the time, authorities ordered the entire evacuation of Malibu as the fast-moving Woolsey blaze moved towards the Pacific Ocean.

Gerard Butler, 49, shows off his rippling abs as he strips off following sun-soaked surf session

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