Tuesday, November 14, 2006
We previously blogged the case of Hawaiian "surf king" Sunny Garcia, the six-time winner of surfing's Triple Crown who won more than $1 million surfing, was sentenced to three months in federal prison for failing to pay taxes on the prize money. The New York Times reports today (Ex-World Surfing Champion Looking for a Few Good Waves) that Garcia will be trying to win his seventh Triple Crown this weekend before he begins his jail sentence:
Perhaps Garcia, 36, can channel his latest troubles into success at the Triple Crown of Surfing, which begins this week — when the waves are right — in Haleiwa, Hawaii, on the North Shore of Oahu. Garcia has won the series a record six times, and this will be his last opportunity to compete before beginning a prison sentence for tax evasion.
What has Garcia learned? "I learned one thing: Don’t trust your C.P.A., that’s for sure.”