New Book This Spring from Founder Jack O’Neill


Not many people know the history and the legacy that our Founder Jack O’Neill created nearly 60 years ago. Jack’s personal quest to enjoy a few more minutes surfing in the cold waters off the California Coast created many of the tools surfers, especially Californian Surfers, use today. The Surf Shop, wetsuit, board leash, board bag are all attributed to Jack among many others. Check out the gallery.

Jack invited the press into his home to talk about his life and the new book, “Its Always Summer on the Inside” written by Drew Kampion. Jack exemplifies the Waterman Spirit not solely due to his surfing, but his sailing, body surfing and his devotion to ocean conservation. Many famous names from the surfing world come up in the book due to their connection to Jack. Current O’Neill team members Jordy Smith and John Florence mix with surfing legends Shaun Tomson, Tom Curran, Martin Potter and many more.

Story after story were told by Jack which I’m sure only scratched the surface on the life of such an amazing individual. Look for Jack’s book to be available Spring 2011 in stores for $40.

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