Jack O’neill 60th Anniversary Tour


JackOneill   In November the annual Cold Water Classic surf contest was happening in Santa Cruz, CA. ¬†Along with it came the final show for an around the globe traveling art show that O'neill put together to celebrate 60 years since Jack started the wetsuit company. I was lucky enough to get this painting accepted into the show and I got down to SC for the event to celebrate Jack. The evening was a ton of fun, with lots of pro surfers among the crowd, partying on what was a down day for the contest due to small waves.

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I was so happy that Jack's daughter ended up purchasing the painting as a gift for her dad. She was kind enough to ask me bring it to his amazing house perched on Pleasure Point. Jack, now about 90 years young, was sharp as a tack and so kind, chatting about surf spots, art, and the old days in San Francisco. Normally I would not talk about someone who purchased a painting, but I had to make an exception in this case.  What an amazing man, and for those who do not know, this guy INVENTED THE WETSUIT! Wow.

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