“I Knew Jack O’Neill” Video Marks One Year Since Jack’s Passing

June 2 marked one year since company founder and surf pioneer Jack O’Neill passed away. To honour his life and contributions to the surf industry, the brand have released a video to mark the date. 

“If you live and love the ocean then you are sure to know Jack O’Neill. From the wetsuit that let us live the dream of first in and last out to the first ‘surf shop’ that gave us a spiritual home for our wave riding community, Jack’s mission was always to let us have fun and surf longer. O’Neill’s film, I Knew Jack O’Neill, pays homage to Jack the pioneer, Jack the maverick and above all Jack the surfer. See you out back Jack and thanks for being you.”

Legends Live Forever!

One year on we revisit the memory of the late great Jack O’Neill. From pioneering the wetsuit to transforming the modern surf landscape – Thanks for everything Jack. #JackOneill 

Directed by Peter Hamblin

Edited by Sam Dewar

Written by Chris Nelson and Demi Taylor

Produced by Hamblin Imagery Ltd


On the cover: Pukas’ Adur Letamendia surfing the Pukas Pegaso by Chris Christenson. Photo by Carles Medina.


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