- 10 November 2011 | Surfing
Brodie Carr, CEO of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP), has resigned from his position on the heels on the premature crowning of Kelly Slater as the 2011 ASP World Champion last week in San Francisco.
"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."
Richard Grellman, Independent Chairman of the ASP Board, will temporarily act as Executive Chairman while a global search for a new CEO is undertaken.
"The Board of Directors met today and reluctantly accepted the resignation of Brodie Carr," Richard Grellman said. "We would like to recognize his valuable contribution over the last six years and wish him every success in the future."
Brodie Carr will leave his position as ASP's CEO on the December 31st. One of the many things Carr is credited with is the instrumental role he played in bringing Fiji back to the ASP Dream Tour in 2012, where the world’s best surfers will contest the Volcom Fiji Pro.
Slater, who officially confirmed his 2011 ASP World Title on Sunday at Ocean Beach, will join the remainder of the ASP Top 34 at the 11th and final event of the 2011 ASP World Title season, the Billabong Pipe Masters, from December 8 – 20, 2011.