The international governing body of surfing is presently making plans for launching a comprehensive drug testing for professional surfers.

The Association of Surfing Professionals will be rolling out a policy in 2012 to screen competitors and officials for performance-enhancing and recreational drugs.

“I have seen guys who are stoners and they drop off the scene because it is not sustainable,” he said. “Athletes are training hard. The way the contests are now, it will catch up with you,” Gerry Fitzgerald, a professional in Ireland, said.