WSL CEO Paul Speaker Steps Down

12 Jan 2017 4

The Kelly Slater Wave Pool, the future of the sport?

The Kelly Slater Wave Pool, the future of the sport?

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World Surf League CEO Paul Speaker has today, stepped down from his position before the start of the new season. The Californian Chief Executive Officer of ZoSea Media (who purchased the WSL) & World Surf League, has held his position as head of surfing's governing body for four years, including the transitional period between the former ASP and WSL in 2014. 

In his resignation statement Speaker has confirmed that he will continue his co-ownership of the League and talks a lot about the developments with the Kelly Slater Wave Pool.

"It has (also) been an awesome task that has required long hours, heavy travel and family sacrifice. It has always been my intention to pass the baton to someone at the right time to lead the next phase of what we have all created. I believe that time is now. With the acquisition of the Kelly Slater Wave Company, we are at a remarkable inflection point in the League's history and we are ready for a new leader who can guide the organization to even greater accomplishments."

More to come...

Speaker's full statement can be viewed on the World Surf League website. 

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