Brodie Carr, CEO of the ASP International, has resigned. In an email from the ASP, Carr was quoted as citing the ASP’s miscalculation error in determining Kelly Slater’s world title as his reasoning for leaving the ASP.
“It is my duty to accept responsibility for the recent calculation error that resulted in the premature crowning of Kelly Slater’s 11th ASP World Title,” Brodie Carr said. “The determination of the ASP World Title is the most important moment in professional surfing. Ultimately, the responsibility for every activity within ASP lies with me. Therefore, I have elected to resign my position as CEO.”
The release from the ASP went on to say that Richard Grellman, Independent Chairman of the ASP Board, will serve as a temporary Executive Chariman while the ASP searches for a new CEO.
SURFER will continue to update this story as more details become available.