Whuh? Pro Surfing Begins Drug Testing in 2012By Steve Casimiro on November 15th, 2011
Somewhere, Jeff Spicoli just shuddered: Surfing’s professional organizer will institute drug testing next year. This comes in the wake of the drug-related death of former world champ Andy Irons and the resignation of Association of Surfing Professionals chief Brodie Carr after the debacle that prematurely awarded Kelly Slater his 11th title. Unfortunately, the ASP didn’t announce what drugs they’d be seeking (pot, steroids, PEDs, blood doping), how the tests would be conducted (random? after comps?), or whether they would use a biological passport that measures chemical blood levels. So far, the response from pros has been…silence.