PIONEERING / LEGEND
In surfing circles legends don’t come much bigger than Jack O’Neill! The man solely responsible for the warmth we feel in the colder months, and making cold water locations possible to surf, passed away recently aged 94. Jack invented the worlds first neoprene wetsuit in the 1950’s and went on to create one of the biggest surf brands on the planet bearing his name O’Neill. Jack was also a passionate advocate of the marine environment and the legacy he leaves behind will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace.
O’Neill NZ Manager Jason Falconridge had the honour of knowing Jack personally. Pictured here at Jack’s home at Pleasure Point.