Jay Adams – R.I.P.

jayadams Jay Adams. Photo by Dan Levy

Words won’t even come close to describing how saddened we are by the news of the passing of one of our dearest friends. Last night, Jay passed away from a massive heart attack while on a vacation in Mexico with his wife, Tracy, after surfing some great waves with good friends. Jay Adams RIP.

Here are just a few photos of Jay that we wanted to share. If you’d like participate in a tribute to Jay Adams, please feel free to email us your photos and comments and stories about Jay to [email protected] Thank you. In the words of Jay Adams, “SK84LIFE…”

67beb3984981fb34343920336fb4e889_IMG_7434-700 Tracy Adams, Jay Adams and Christian Hosoi on Jay and Tracy’s wedding day and Jay’s 50th birthday at Etnies Skatepark. Photo by Dan Levy

IMG_4886 Tracy and Jay Adams. Photo by Dan Levy

Jay Adams' son, Seven. Photo: Duncan Jay Adams’ son, Seven. Photo: Duncan

Jeff Ho and Jay Adams. Feb 2011. Photo by Glen E. Friedman Jeff Ho and Jay Adams. Feb 2011. Photo by Glen E. Friedman

IMG_9732 Eddie Elguera and Jay Adams. Photo by Dan Levy

IMG_1931 Billy Yeron and Jay Adams at the Venice Skatepark. Photo by Dan Levy

IMG_4492 Jay Adams and Stacy Peralta. Photo by Dan Levy

IMG_4464 Steve Olson and Jay Adams. Photo by Dan Levy

IMG_4513 Glen E. Friedman, Tony Alva, Stacy Peralta and Jay Adams. Photo by Dan Levy

IMG_1100 Jay Adams at the Skateboarding Hall of Fame. Photo by Dan Levy

IMG_7435 Pastor, Christian Hosoi, Jay Adams and David Hackett. Photo by Dan Levy

IMG_4444 Jay Adams, Jim Muir, Christian Hosoi and son. Photo by Dan Levy

IMG_1970 Jay Adams at the Venice Skatepark. Photo by Dan Levy

IMG_1978 Jay and Froggy Anderson at the Venice Skatepark. Photo by Dan Levy

IMG_4451 Keith Morris and Jay Adams. Photo by Dan Levy

GVR_0561 Christian Hosoi, Jay Adams and Dave Duncan. Photo by Dan Levy

IMG_4502 Glen E. Friedman, Jay Adams and Stacy Peralta. Photo by Dan Levy

IMG_0490 Ivan Hosoi, Jay Adams and Christian Hosoi. Photo by Dan Levy

IMG_9666 Ryan Sheckler and Jay Adams at Skate for A Cause. Photo by Dan Levy

IMG_2901 Christian Martinez, Jesse Martinez and Jay Adams. Photo by Dan Levy

IMG_7370 Greyson Fletcher, Jay Adams and Lizard King. Photo by Dan Levy

jayadamsmurfdunekessler2 Jay Adams, Jim Murphy, Chris Pastras and Andy Kessler. Photo by Dan Levy

etnies-groupshot-dan-614x406 Pat Ngoho, Steve Olson, Jesse Martinez, Christian Hosoi, Jay Adams and Lance Mountain. Photo by Dan Levy

etnies-2jessejay-dan Jesse Martinez and Jay Adams. Photo by Dan Levy

etnies-olsonhosoijay2-dan-614x422 Steve Olson, Jay Adams and Christian Hosoi. Photo by Dan Levy

DSCN0706 Dave Duncan and Jay Adams. Photo by Dave Duncan

IMG_7538 Trace Little and Jay Adams. Photo by Dan Levy

jayadams Jay Adams behind the camera. Photo by Dan Levy

MG_8622 Tim Jackson, Jay Adams and Jim Muir. Photo by Dan Levy

jayshogo Jay Adams and Shogo Kubo. Photo by Dan Levy

IMG_7564 Jay Adams and Dave Duncan. Photo by Dan Levy

MG_0326 Jay Adams and the winners of the Z-Flex Jay Boy Classic in Venice, CA. Photo by Dan Levy

MG_0011 Jay Boy and the Venice locs at the Z-Flex Jay Boy Classic, Venice, CA. Photo by Dan Levy

jayadamsBSHI9297-hankfoto Jay Adams. Photo by HankFoto

 

 

 

9 comments

  • Otto August 15, 2014

    RIP sorry to see you go

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  • Blue Spade August 15, 2014

    This is very sad news indeed! The world just became a little less bright with his passing!

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  • Dave Tourjé August 15, 2014

    The kind of impact you made is reserved for only a very few. May your eternity be blessed.

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  • Broken Bonez August 15, 2014

    Todat it is grey, rain is relentless, and there is no wind. Hugz to all the cats n kittens on this sad day. The sun always comes and the surf will return.

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  • Deb Henriksen August 18, 2014

    Jay Adams is one of the attitudes/ talents/ energies that attracted skateboarding into my life… skateboarding is passion in my life thanks to the role models that sparked the interest. I know many share this sentiment… you are forever my favorite Z-Boy… much gratitude, love, and RESPECT for all Jay Adams represents in to CORE of Sk8ing. RIP, love you forever!

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  • BD August 18, 2014

    Italian skaters r cryin’ the passing of J Boy. We gonna recognize the Zephyr from Heaven pushing us forward in tomorrow surfing and skateboarding.

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  • jason o August 19, 2014

    A great soul is now watching over us now. He may not be here with us in this world but his spirit will always live on. Lets make him proud of all the influence he gave us in this world. Legends Never Die.

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  • 045SurfSK8ers August 19, 2014

    R.I.P. Jay Boy Adams….

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  • Rob September 18, 2014

    Jay…we are losing our people. Those of us born in the 60s…
    You were one of “our people.” You were and remain very very important to me.
    I usually end up meeting most of “my people”…”my heros.”
    I’m genuinely sad that I never got to meet you.
    You were such a hot little shit in the 70s man. Maybe we’ll meet someday.

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