Jack O'Neill (businessman)
Jack O'Neill (March 27, 1923 – June 2, 2017) was an American businessman and surfer. In 1952 he founded the O'Neill brand while opening one of California's first surf shops in a garage on the Great Highway in San Francisco. He was known for creating the wetsuit, an average swimwear used by surfers. He was born in Denver, Colorado.
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- Floater. "Jack O'Neill, Santa Cruz Surfer Wetsuit Pioneer, Dies At 94". KSBW.