1 Sunny Garcia
The 2000 world surfing champ, from Honolulu, has won the Triple
Crown of Surfing in Hawaii a record five times.
This is an article from the Oct. 27, 2003 issue
2 Banzai Pipeline
With waves two stories high crashing into water as shallow as two
feet, the Banzai Pipeline is the most infamous break on the North
Shore of Oahu; it's also the site of the season-ending men's
event of the Association of Surfing Professionals World Tour.
The state capital is also Hawaii's SI Sportstown, for having the
best community sports programs.
4 Jerome Williams
The Giants' rookie righthander lives in Waipahu.
5 Olin Kreutz
The Bears' Pro Bowl center from Honolulu won the state
heavyweight wrestling title in high school.
6 Michelle Wie
The 14-year-old from Honolulu won this year's U.S. Women's Public
Links title, making her the youngest person to win a USGA event
in which adults competed.
7 Al Michaels
The Brooklyn-born ABC broadcaster started his career calling
University of Hawaii football and basketball and Triple A Hawaii
Islanders baseball games.
8 Benny Agbayani
The recently retired big league outfielder from Honolulu led
Hawaii Pacific to the NAIA College World Series in 1991.
9 Alexander Cartwright
The New York-born author of modern baseball rules is buried in
Honolulu, where he began teaching the sport to kids on his way
home from an aborted visit to China in 1849 and decided to stay.
10 Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala
The running back from Honolulu joined the Jaguars this year after
five seasons with the Steelers.
11 Dominic Raiola
The Lions center, a Honolulu native, set school records for
knockdown blocks while at Nebraska.
12 Dwayne (the Rock) Johnson
The former University of Miami defensive tackle and WWE wrestling
star attended McKinley High in Honolulu for two years.
13 Hawaiian Islanders
The Honolulu-based Arena2 football team is the state's only pro
14 Chris Naeole
The Jaguars' lineman from Kailua was an All-America at Colorado
and in '97 became the first guard since '83 to be drafted in the
15 Outrigger Canoe Races
The sport's largest event, with 2,500 competitors, is the annual
Queen Liliuokalani ocean races, in which one-to six-person
outrigger canoes race over distances as long as 18 miles off the
More on Aloha State sports, including an SI Flashback about the
Island's favorite sumo wrestler; famous Hawaiian Faces in the Crowd;
and a gallery of every surfing cover, at si.com/magazine/features/si50/states/hawaii.