Kieren Perrow Leaves Post as World Surf League Commissioner

DailyStoke Team

The World Surf League has undergone a change in management after it was announced Kieren Perrow will step down from his position as commissioner following a six-year stint in the role.

Perrow explained his decision was influenced by the desire to spend more time with his family, but the Championship Tour star will remain involved with the WSL in a “supporting role,” per

“I’ve been a part of professional surfing my entire life, and I never imagined it would get to the level it’s at today. To be able to live out my dream on tour as a competitor, while also being a surfer rep and board member, was a massive high point in my career.

“I’m really proud of my team and the WSL for all we have achieved together. With the role now needing to be based in Los Angeles, I’m taking this opportunity to step down and spend more time in Australia with my family, while continuing to be a part of professional surfing in a more focused capacity.”

Pat O’Connell has been announced as the man to replace Perrow in the position, which has been restyled as “Senior Vice-President, Tours & Head of Competition.”

Photo by SURFER Magazine

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