||In the post Slater competitive era many pro surfers are in striking distance of the World Championship. Sunny Garcia, a fourteen-year veteran of the ASP tour, has persevered throughout his career and now leads the pack in the field of challengers.
Garcia has a new fire in his approach and explains what ignited him.
His momentum started in 1999 when he won his fourth Triple Crown, equaling only fellow Hawaiian, Derek Ho.
As the 2000 tour got under way Sunny blazed out the gate. Winning the Billabong contest at Kirra, he then moved on to the Bells Beach contest for his turn to ring the chimes.
Garcia's strength and stamina carried him into the next leg of the tour. Descent finishes in Tahiti and in Fiji kept a lock on his number one standing.
Coming into the summer months on the tour found Garcia in California tuning up his small wave surfing and checking out some of his new Back Yard Boards.