The Courier Mail break the story that everyone already knew the answers to.
Surfing champ Kelly Slater says recreational drug use is rampant in the sport
But the American superstar does not believe drug-testing is the answer, saying addicts have to want to kick the habit and need support.
In an exclusive interview ahead of the season-opening Quiksilver Pro on the Gold Coast, Slater also quashed retirement speculation and vowed to chase a 12th world title at the age of 41.
He opened up about drugs in sport after the Lance Armstrong scandal and claims against some Australian sports.
He said he did not believe surfing had a performance-enhancing drug problem because he did not “think there’s a drug you can take to make you surf better”.
Asked if there was a recreational drug problem, he said: “There clearly is – absolutely. There’s no denying that, it’s rampant, it’s full-on.”
Slater said the Association of Surfing Professionals had introduced drug-testing last year, but it had faltered.