Last week the Association of Surfing Professionals mistakenly awarded Kelly Slater his eleventh World Title. After the mathematical error was discovered via Twitter, Kelly Slater alerted the ASP and returned the title. One day later, he won it back. The ASP apologized the following day, and admitted its embarrassment regarding the oversight, but apparently, the event had a deeper impact as CEO Brodie Carr announced his resignation today.
“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.”