The World Surf League (WSL) has announced that chief executive Erik Logan has departed the company, effective immediately.

No reason was given for Logan’s departure, with the announcement coming during the WSL’s Brazilian contest.

While the WSL decides who its next chief executive will be, Emily Hofer, WSL's chief people and purpose officer, and Bob Kane, chief operating officer and chief legal officer, will jointly lead the company.

Hofer has served as the chief people officer for the WSL since 2017 as well as chief purpose officer since 2020. She also serves as the executive director of WSL Pure, the league's non-profit foundation for educating fans about ocean conservation.

Kane has been the chief operating officer and chief legal officer for the WSL since 2019. He oversees the operations of the WSL across most of the globe. He also leads both organizations' legal departments, including their partnership contracts.

Earlier this year the WSL agreed to new sponsorship deals with Apple Watch and Yeti, the premium outdoor equipment brand.

The deal made Apple Watch the official wearable equipment of the WSL while Yeti was designated as its official drinkware and cooler.

The 2023 Championship Tour includes 10 regular-season events in seven countries and began on January 29 at the Billabong Pro Pipeline.

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