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Garcia, Sunny


Surly Hawaiian power surfer from Waianae, Oahu; 2000 world champion and six-time winner of the Triple Crown; described by surf journalist Derek Hynd as "a modern-day Cassius Clay...a slick, black nightmare come to whup some ass."

Garcia was born (1970) in Honolulu, the son of an auto mechanic father and housekeeper mother, and raised in the rough westside town of Waianae, near Makaha. He began surfing at age five, won the boys' division of the 1984 United States Surfing Championships, then d...