International Surfboard Builders Hall Of Fame Inductee Details
For: Jack O'Neill
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Jack O'Neill
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Low-key and savvy surf industrialist from Santa Cruz, California; founder of O'Neill Wetsuits, the world's leading manufacturer of surfing wetsuits. O'Neill was born (1923) in Denver, Colorado, and raised in Southern California and Oregon. He started bodysurfing in the late 1930s, and continued to do so after moving to San Francisco in 1949, where he got his B.A. in liberal arts from San Francisco State.

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About O'Neill

Jack O'Neill, 89, a surfing legend who endures