Sunny Garcia returns to pro surfing contests

May 3, 2012 | Surfing
Sunny Garcia: the comeback boy

Is Sunny Garcia back to the "official" pro surfing world? Apparently, yes. The legendary rider from the West coast of Hawaii has showed up at the 2012 Nike Lowers Pro and spoke to the surfing community, through the microphones of the VIP area.

One year ago, Sunny Garcia got a $10,000 fine and six-month suspension for his actions during a break at the Burleigh Breaka Pro, in Australia. Sunny Garcia's son and Jeremy Flores were surfing a few waves when an incident and fight with a local rider took place.

The altercation was filmed and the Association of Surfing Professionals decided to disqualify Sunny and Flores from the event. In the following months, the Hawaiian was told that the fine could be reduced if he took anger management classes.

Recently, Sunny Garcia was confirmed in the inaugural American Pro Surfing Series, a homegrown California three-event surf series, kicking off in the Huntington Beach Pier.

The Sunset Beach local has confirmed that he was discussing details of his comeback with the ASP officials, during the 2012 Nike Lowers Pro. Sunny looks absolutely fit and focused to challenge, once again, groms and grownups.

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