Kelly Slater was the most high-profile among those who posted a picture of D’Esposito on Instagram pleading for anyone with information to contact the authorities. “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,” wrote Slater in a post. “You may have seen ‘Biff’ surfing in Tahiti or San Diego over the years.
Among the hundreds that gathered in D’Esposito’s honor was his six-year-old daughter Anabella. “I felt like that was really special that we could bring his daughter to where he learned how to surf and she could feel the power of all of his friends and where he grew up and know his spirit lives on,” D’Esposito’s sister, Mary told NBC News.
As is typical when the global surfing tribe loses one of its own, friends and family of Adam “Biff” D’Esposito, the surfer recently found dead in Mexico on September 9th, held a memorial paddle out on Wednesday in Carlsbad to celebrate D’Esposito’s life.
The apparent cause of D’Esposito’s death was a drowning near Rosarito, but his sisters don’t fully buy it. “Since my brother is a big wave surfer, spending the better part of the last 20 years in Tahiti surfing some of the most dangerous waves in the world.
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