Carlsbad surfer reported missing in Mexico

CARLSBAD, Calif. - The public has been asked to help find a well-known surfer from Carlsbad who went missing in Mexico.

Adam Francis D’Esposito, 39, went missing nearly two weeks ago. He was last seen driving a silver Volvo station wagon with CA plates 4VZK300 in Baja Malibu, Mexico, according to friends and family.

Adam Francis D’Esposito

Professional surfer Kelly Slater joined the effort to find him by posting a picture with the caption "Missing Person" Sunday.

"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. It really hits home when someone you know goes missing. Please, anyone with any info whatsoever call the numbers on this post and/or leave a message below. Anything you might possibly have seen or heard could be helpful. You may have seen ‘Biff’ surfing in Tahiti or San Diego over the years. He’s been a familiar face in many lineups," Slater posted on Instagram.
“It’s definitely a very time consuming, and stressful… highs and lows, but right now as it stands we are feeling a lot more hopeful than we had at any other point in the process, said Briana D’esposito the sister of the missing surfer.  Kelly Slater posted a picture of Adam D'esposito on his instagram account and tips have started to flood into the hotline.  “This is somebody who has the ability reach so many people in such a positive way and he’s doing it on the behalf of my brother and ‘m just hoping and praying that my brother has the opportunity  to show his gratitude,” said Briana D’esposito.  Members of the D'esposito family are expected to head down to the Baja Malibu area to assist in the search tomorrow.

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Update: Unfortunately, ‘Biff’ was found deceased in Baja. Cause of death was said to be drowning although there is lack of details about how that came about. Thanks to everyone who helped search in any way you might have. Condolences to Biff’s friends and family all around the world. I’ll update again if any more details become available. • 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. It really hits home when someone you know goes missing. Please, anyone with any info whatsoever call the numbers on this post and/or leave a message below. Anything you might possibly have seen or heard could be helpful. You may have seen ‘Biff’ surfing in Tahiti or San Diego over the years. He’s been a familiar face in many lineups. 🙏🏽

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D’Esposito has brown hair, blue eyes and is 5-feet, 11-inches tall. He weighs 190 pounds.

Anyone with information should call 760-805-5520 or 409-565-1050.