Sunny Garcia was born on January 14, 1970. He grew up on the Westside of Oahu and after leaving school, he debuted his surfing career in the 1986 Gotcha Pro at Sandy Beach. He became the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Championship Tour (WCT) World Champion in 2000 which became his top surfing achievement. Sunny also holds the record for the most World Qualifying Series event wins, 22 and holds 6 Triple Crown of Surfing titles. Additionally , he is only the second professional surfer to win over $1 million in prize money. Despite his 2005 retirement, he decided to continue competing. With all of his success in the surfing world, Sunny Garcia makes sure to find the time to volunteer for Surfers Healing, a foundation for autism. Along with his volunteering, he also finds passion in supporting events for the Mauli Ola Foundation for young cystic fibrosis patients.