He had a huge heart for his young daughter and enjoyed spending so much time with her in his last few months,” Adam’s sister wrote. Image: Facebook
Adam Francis Kennedy D’Esposito, the surfer who went missing in Mexico in mid-September, has been found dead. D’Esposito’s sister Briana confirmed the tragic news via Facebook. “It is with great sadness and the deepest sorrow that we have confirmed the death of my brother, Adam Francis Kennedy D’Esposito also known as Biff, she wrote.
DEsposito, a 39-year-old surfer, was well known in lineups around the world. Before his death, he was last seen in Baja Malibu, a place he frequented. Kelly Slater posted a plea for help in finding him on Instagram. A familiar face in our surf world has been missing for nearly two weeks, last seen in Baja Malibu, Mexico on 8/9 driving a silver Volvo station wagon, he wrote. It really hits home when someone you know goes missing… You may have seen Biff surfing in Tahiti or San Diego over the years. Hes been a familiar face in many lineups.
Adam Francis Kennedy D’Esposito was a familiar face in lineups all around the world. Image: Facebook
According to FOX5, DEsposito officials recovered his body on September 9th, the day after he was last seen. He was taken to a morgue in Rosarito, where he remained until he was identified. The cause of death has been determined as drowning.
In a tragic and unfortunate turn of events, Carlsbad surfer Adam Francis DEsposito, 39, who went missing two weeks ago, has been found dead in Northern Baja, Mexico, according to the D’Esposito’s family. A local news channel has reported drowning as the cause of death.
An experienced surfer and waterman, D’Esposito was a common fixture at San Diego surf spots as well as in Tahiti and other heavy water lineups around the world. His fearless charging at Teahupo’o even garnered him a Wipeout of the Year nomination at the 2013 Surfer Poll Awards. He also walked away from a shark attack unscathed.
D’Esposito has been struggling with mental illness, which was apparently a factor in his disappearance, according to his family.
He was last seen at Campo Villa Lepro just south of Baja Malibu, Mexico on September 11. Prior to the final reported sighting, he was seen barefoot and soaking wet while running south down a stretch of highway between Tijuana and Rosarito.
SURFER wishes peace and comfort to the D’Esposito family and friends of Adam during this hard and confusing time.