Deputy Commissioner, World Surf League

Jessi Miley-Dyer is the Deputy Commissioner for the World Surf League (WSL), which is the worldwide sanctioning organization for men’s and women’s professional surfing. In this principal role, Miley-Dyer is charged with upholding the integrity of the sport and manages all aspects specific to the women’s tour. She and the Commissioner’s Office manage the rules and judging, protect the wellbeing of the athletes and develop new ideas to improve the sport.   

Since joining as the Commissioner in 2013, Miley-Dyer has overlooked prizemoney parity for men and women and the expansion of the women’s platform. Her achievements include implementing new technology to enhance judging, working with athletes to ensure a strong career pathways from the Junior competitors up to the World Champion, and working on formats and tour structures with the Olympics and Wave Systems in our potential future. In addition, Miley-Dyer consistently and fairly makes calls throughout the Tour maximize the best conditions during an event window.  

Prior to joining the WSL, Miley-Dyer spent 10 years as a professional surfer, including 6 years on the elite World Championship Tour (WCT). She is a former World Junior Champion, Maui Pro Champion and the 2006 World Number 4. During her competitive career, Miley-Dyer also took on the role as the Surfers’ Representative on the WSL Board, which allowed her the opportunity to help grow the sport and develop a better place for the athletes and fans to enjoy surfing. Additionally, Miley-Dyer served as the Women’s Championship Tour Manager from 2012-2013. 

Miley-Dyer is based in the WSL’s Santa Monica, California office in the United States.

See Jessi at the Morning Keynote on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 9:00am - 10:30am.