Sometime around 1952, Jack O'Neill opened the first "Surf Shop" in a garage across the Great Highway. He shaped a few balsa surfboards and sold accessories like paraffin wax and a few vests he started gluing together from neoprene. When the vests started selling, he decided to go into the wetsuit business. His friends laughed. They asked him what he planned to do for business after the handful of surfers in the area had bought one. Jack said he'd cross that bridge when he got to it.
O'Neill is now one of the most trusted names in surfing, with a broad range of ever evolving wetsuits and accesories.
Over the course of the last few decades, O'Neill has established a tradition rich in quality performing gear that runs deeper than the ocean itself. Mankind has become comfortable expecting superior surf gear of epic proportions and O'Neill has never refused to deliver surf equipment that does everything to enhance the time you spend with waves. If you have been looking for a brand that is more committed to meeting and exceeding the demands of surfers, you may as well give up now, because one does not exist.
By opening his first surf shop back in 1952, Jack O'Neill lit the fuse to a phenomenon. Homemade boards and a handful of accessories were the first products to leave Jack's garage, but soon he began tinkering with wetsuits and neoprene. That is when things blew up. The unprecedented success of his early wetsuit models led him to focus on the development of a product that would forever change the sport. Only being able to paddle out in warm water became a thing of the past as O'Neill expanded the surf world by creating wetsuits that allow surfers to explore more territory and do so no matter what month the calendar shows. By the time the '80s rolled around, O'Neill wetsuits had a stranglehold on the market and the brand began to diversify product lines to transform into a complete surf experience brand.
When it comes to wetsuits, O'Neill knows that versatility is crucial. That is why they have developed models like the beast known as the Psycho RG8 5.5/4 Hooded Wetsuit. Crafted with UltraFlex neoprene, as well as an impressive UltraFlex firewall, this suit is ridiculously flexible and clutch in the cold. Plasma seals located at the wrists and ankles ensure extra warmth while a detachable hood locks in additional toastiness for when you are surfing amongst ice burgs. The Mutant has been updated to make it easier to put on and it now also features ergonomic Krypto Knee Pads, which make it a creature in a league of its own.
Continued evolution has led O'Neill to produce masterpieces such as the Psycho III 4/3mm Zen Zip Wetsuit. Renowned for its fantastic flexibility and fit, the Psycho goes out of control when it comes to providing comfort and warmth. The women's Psycho III 4/3mm Wetsuit is on par with the powers of the men's Psycho as it also rocks the same jaw-dropping XDS-Air firewall.
Well functioning feet are crucial to a day in the water, so if it's a bit chilly out, you are going to need to boot up. O'Neill outfits your flippers in a way that lets you pay no mind to frigid conditions. The Psycho ST 4/3mm Split Toe Boots have a firewall interior for loads of warmth and a deep split to ensure locked-in balance. Connect to your board on a more intimate level with the Heat Round Toe Boot that features Fluid Foam Neoprene and Glued and Blindstiched seams. As such an important piece of your kit, it is wise to do your feet plenty of favors and rock some O'Neill booties.
Anywhere there is a wave to be ridden, surfers count on O'Neill to suit them up with quality and performance driven gear no matter what Mother Nature has in store. O'Neill gladly accepts the challenge.
This page has all of the products that we currently offer online from O'Neill. Feel free to browse O'Neill's individual wetsuit categories here and clothing here We have more in stock in the store. If you don't see what you are looking for here give us a call toll free (877)339-5672 and we will see if we can help you track it down.