Body Of Long Beach Math Teacher, Surfer Daniel Bobis Found In Indonesia

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The body of a Long Beach math teacher and avid surfer was found Thursday in Western Indonesia, according to officials.

Daniel Bobis, 32, vanished after striking another surfer’s board while surfing a 10-foot wave off the coast of Sumatra on Sunday.

Bobis’ leash broke and his wife, Rachel, said his board washed to the shore.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports: A Huge Loss For The Community

Fishermen found the body in the waters off Sumatra Island, about 20 miles from where he was last seen.

Officials say the body was taken to a hospital for autopsy and will be cremated at his family’s request.

The couple and a friend had been visiting exotic reefs in the Far East since June and planned to return on Aug. 12.

Friends of the couple in Long Beach said Bobis and his wife were looking forward to the vacation and had plans to settle down and start a family.

Bobis was a math teacher at Long Beach High School and recently founded the school’s surf club, the first of its kind in New York State. He was also the drummer in a well-known local band called “Cipher.”

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  • joe

    that is sad, in many ways. Thoughts and love go to his family and friends.

  • kay

    Mr bobis was a math teacher at new hyde park memorial hs for a few years b4 leaving to LB. He was an awesome teacher, and awesome listener. I’m devastated to hear this news but relieved he’s been found. Rest in peace and god bless his family! X0x we will all miss you

  • Angela

    My heart goes out to the Bobis family!!! Incredibly sad…

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