Byron Bay’s Kieren Perrow is stepping down after six years as the ASP/WSL Tour commissioner.
Perrow won’t be leaving the WSL entirely as he is stepping back behind the curtain to take on a supporting role, a position that will leverage his decades of experience helping to evolving the technical aspects of the sport.
‘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,’ Perrow said.
‘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. However, getting to transition into my role as commissioner and foster new talent and development pathways for surfers has been even more rewarding.
‘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.’
Lennox Head’s Jai Glinderman was invited along with thirteen other Australian groms and two internationals to the prestigious Serious Fun Day run by Julian Wilson, the 2018 world champion runner-up.
Glinderman came third overall amongst the stellar field and was noted as the ‘stylemaster’ of the 16 surfers.
Byron Bay Boardriders and Lennox-Ballina Boardriders both failed to get through the first round of the Australian Boardriders Battle final held at Newcastle Beach.
The tag-team-style event featured the top 24 clubs in Australia with some of the top Australian Championship Tour surfers representing their clubs. While there were some great individual performances from the two local clubs they couldn’t put it all together when it counted.
The Merewether Surfboard Club won the event.