The World Surf League (WSL) has announced it has adopted an anti-doping program in line with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code.
All Championship Tour surfers have already agreed to be subject to in and out-of-water testing, per the official WSL website.
The WSL will team up with the International Surfing Association (ISA) to implement anti-doping practices in the sport, , and ISA president Fernando Aguerre spoke positively of the new measures:
“This is a historic agreement and a phenomenal step forward. WSL and ISA are working together to adopt a rigorous approach to clean sport.”
The new rules under WADA’s code mean surfers will be subject to the same “anti-doping policies, rules, and regulations” that are in place to ensure a level playing field among Olympic athletes.