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Paul Speaker, co-owner of the World Surf League, has just announced his resignation from the CEO position after five years in the role. The news came entangled with positive notes from Paul himself in a statement published on the WSL’s website earlier today. To read the full press release, click here.

For the time being, Dirk Ziff will serve as interim CEO until a decision is reached on who will fulfill the position.

Speaker’s resignation implies no intention of removing any sort of financial backing as he states he will “…continue to be co-owner of the League and will work with the ownership group and Board of Directors to ensure a smooth transition until a new CEO is in place.”