PADDLE outs were held around the world at the weekend in tribute to Golden Bay surfers Adam Coleman and Dean Lucas.
On December 13, the hashtag #AdamandDean was used by surfers to show their support to the two men, who were believed to have been murdered in Mexico.
More than 10,000 surfers entered the water in the US, Australia and Mexico.
Mexico Surfing Federation President Luis Skeen De Alba said they wanted to organise something to show respect to the men.
He read a letter from Adam Coleman’s parents to the crowd in Mazatlan.
The letter called Adam “a citizen of the world” who “loved Mexico and the people of Mexico”.
Three men have been arrested in relation to bodies found in burnt out van, believed to be the same one Adam and Dean were driving before they went missing.
DNA tests confirming the identity of the bodies in the van should be released this week.