the original since 1952

timeline

1950s

Jack invents the world's first wetsuit & O'Neill is born

1950s

Jack opens the world's first surf shop in 1952 in San Francisco

1960's

Jack's innovative, pioneering approach expands beyond the ocean

1960s

The Long John & the Short John become iconic wetsuit models

1970s

Neoprene snow pants are born

1970s

Jack develops the SuperSuit - an airtight survival suit for the sea

1980s

The O'Neill World Cup of Snowboarding is created

1970s

Jack's son Pat invents the first surf leash

1980s

Another first for O'Neill - the rashguard is born

1980s

O'Neill launches the world's first split-toe surf boot

ads from the 80's

1990's

Jack pioneers the O'Neill Sea Odyssey Program