Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/29/14

TEAHUPOO, TAHITI - MAY 15: Kelly Slater of the USA in action, captured his first win since 2000 during the Billabong Pro May 15, 2003 at Teahupoo, Tahiti. The Billabong Pro Teahupoo Tahiti features the top 45 ASP surfers in the world in the men's division and three wildcards. In the women's division the top 17 ASP women are featured with one wildcard. Andy Irons is the defending champion.(Photo by Aaron Chang/Getty Images)
Surfing legend Kelly Slater is happy to submit to random drug tests, but has queried whether using marijuana should be a punishable offense in sport. The 11-time world champion is in Australia for the start of the World Tour, which opens this weekend with the Quiksilver Pro on the Gold Coast, 50 miles south of Brisbane on Australia's east coast. It will be the first event to fall under new anti-doping guidelines which allow for surfers to be tested for performance-enhancing drugs and "recreational" substances including alcohol, cannabis and cocaine. Florida-born teetotaler Slater, who has yet to confirm whether he will try for a 12th world crown, said it was "silly" that a snowboarder was stripped of his Winter Olympics gold medal for testing positive to marijuana -- as happened to Canada's Ross Rebagliati in 1998. "I was like, you think that helped him or hurt him? I would have thought it slowed him down," Slater said. "It was kind of ridiculous. The guy wins and they take it a...
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