Surfers at the break point off Swami's Beach in Encinitas. Photo by Mikefairbanks via Wikimedia Commons
Surfers at the break point off Swami’s Beach in Encinitas. Photo by Mikefairbanks via Wikimedia Commons

Updated at 7:15 p.m. Oct. 30, 2015

A 61-year-old surfer was found dead this morning at Swami’s State Beach.

A passer-by found the body of Kenneth Mann of Encinitas lying face-down in a wet suit next a surfboard on the shoreline near the 1300 block of South Coast Highway 101 about 5 a.m., according to sheriff’s officials and the county Medical Examiner’s Office.

It was unclear how long Mann had been dead.

A cause-of-death ruling is on hold pending autopsy results.

— City News Service

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.