A Paddle Out to Honor Jack O'Neill - KIALOA

July 05, 2017

Jack O’Neill who coined the term 'it's always summer on the inside' and developed the neoprene wetsuit for surfing the chilly waters of Northern California coastline will be celebrated in a special paddle out on July 9th in Santa Cruz. 

Surfer celebration planned for Santa Cruz legend Jack O’Neill

Pleasure Point paddle out set for July 9 to honor waterman who helped invent wetsuit.

Jack O’Neill’s life will be honored in perfect waterman fashion: With a paddle out at Pleasure Point, below where the surfing pioneer lived for decades.

The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. July 9 and will include a day-long celebration of O’Neill’s life, family members said.  

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