Sunny duck-dives a wave at Pipeline on the north shore of Oahu. Photo by Sean Davey.
Hacienda Iguana, Nicaragua – Sunny Garcia just championed a world title at the International Surfing Association's (ISA) Grand Masters and World Masters Surfing Championships.
"Going into this competition I was very focused on regaining my world championship title," said Sunny Garcia, former ASP World Champion. "Winning this competition was a huge 2012 goal for me and I am very proud to say that my training, dedication and drive to win paid off."
Garcia competed in the Men's Grand Masters, for surfers over 40 years old, in the ISA's Nicaragua World Masters Surfing Championship. The competition was fierce going into finals on Day 8, with high scores from Day 7 being held by Sunny Garcia, Junior Maciel and Dean Randazzo.
Garcia used his intense passion for winning and devoted spirit to wow the judges and bring home a victory for the United States.
Garcia's intense passion and drive for this sport awarded him the new face of Azunia Tequila's 2012 ad campaign. The Sunny Garcia ad features Sunny surfing with the caption "Stimulate the Rush". The ad features a new cocktail inspired by Garcia called the Sunnylicious. The mixture: 1.5 oz. Azunia Blanco Tequila, 1.5 oz. sour mix and 3 oz. pineapple juice.
Some of Sunny Garcia's surfing accomplishments include:
The Most Triple Crown of Surfing Titles: 2004, 2000, 1999, 1994, 1993, 1992
ASP World Champion 2000
ASP's Men's Most Improved Award: 1990, 1987 and 1988
Most victories in World Qualifying Series (WQS) competition – 22
Surfer's Walk of Fame in Huntington Beach, California
Sunny Garcia's sponsors include Rockstar Energy, Carve Sunglasses, GoPro, BYB, Azunia Tequila and Moskova.