O’Neill, the original California surf, snow and lifestyle brand was founded in 1952 when a young man named Jack O’Neill took his unstoppable passion for surfing and used it to beat Mother Nature at her own game.
Pioneering the world’s first neoprene surf wetsuit, Jack had successfully found a way to extend his surf sessions in the bone-chilling breaks of Northern California. He opened up the garage doors to his first surf shop soon after. While many things have changed since those humble beginnings, Jack’s initial vision of producing functional and innovative surfing themed products including sunglasses, continues to inspire people and empower them to do what they love doing most. Welcome to the O’Neill ride.