Surflegende Jack O'Neill passed away

Surflegende Jack O'Neill passed away

World June 3, 2017 06:03

santa cruz - Survivor Jack O'Neill died at the age of 94. The American developed in the 50's wetsuits of neoprene, which made surfers stay longer in the water.

O'Neill, who was at the base of the brand-name brand of surfactants, lived according to US media for surfing. He began to test over half a century ago clothes that would allow longer surfing sessions in the cold waters of northern California.

The invention of the neoprene wetsuits made O'Neill a legend among surfers. He reportedly received calls from all over the world of water sportsmen who wanted to win such a garment. The American surf shop eventually expanded into an internationally operating company.

O'Neill lived in Santa Cruz (California) in a house overlooking the ocean and within walking distance of a good surfing spot. He remained a familiar appearance locally, partly because of his eyelid. That's what he was wearing because of a surfing accident. He eventually died at home in the presence of his family.

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