O'Neill Wetsuits

Wetsuits

In 1952 Jack O'Neill invents the world's first wetsuit and O'Neill was born! By the end of the twentieth century, surfers were riding waves in some of the most remote cold-water corners of the world – places like Scotland, Tasmania and Canada – in the dead of winter. Jack O‘Neill made that possible with the invention of the wetsuit, which started as a bathing suit stuffed with foam sheets and morphed into the hightech, super-stretch neoprene suits of today. In 1952 Jack O'Neill opened his first surf shop in San Francisco and O'Neill soon became the ultimate surf brand.