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Sunny Garcia in Hospital

2000 ASP World Champion Currently in ICU

LOS ANGELES, California/USA (Monday, April 29, 2019) - It's been confirmed that Vincent "Sunny" Garcia, 2000 ASP World Champion and six-time Hawaiian Triple Crown Champion, is currently in hospital in ICU.

Growing up in the Hawaiian neighborhood of Wai'anae on Oahu's westside, Garcia made his professional debut as a 17-year-old in at the 1986 Gotcha Pro at Sandy Beach where he defeated 1984 World Champion Tom Carroll.

A consistent fixture in the global Top 10 throughout the 1990s, Garcia existed as the standard-bearer for power surfing and raw Hawaiian style.

In 2000, 14 years after his professional surfing debut, Sunny claimed the long sought-after World Title.

Revered across the surfing world for his presence both in and out of the water, Sunny is globally celebrated as a true champion.

Our prayers are with him and his loved ones at this deeply challenging time.

Sunny Garcia (HAW) ASP/Rowland Sunny Garcia (HAW) WSL / Rowland
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