R.I.P. Jay Adams

Legendary skater and Zephyr Surf Team member suffers heart attack

Jay Adams, star of the Z-Boys skate and surf teams in 1970s Venice Beach, has passed away after suffering a heart attack on vacation in Mexico. Stacy Peralta, fellow Z-Boy, passed along the news through his Instagram and Facebook pages, saying: “I just received the terribly sad news that Jay Adams passed away last night due to a massive heart attack, send your love #jayadams.”

Not much else is known yet about Adams’s passing. He was 53.

Matt Warshaw, a childhood friend of the skate star, interviewed Adams in 2013. The interview can be seen here at the Encyclopedia of Surfing.