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Jack O’Neill, the father of the modern wetsuit, dies at 94

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Surf legend and wetsuit pioneer Jack O’Neill passed away at 94.

According to his family, the founder of O’Neill died of natural causes in Santa Cruz, California.

Jack O’Neill was born in Denver, Colorado, on March 27, 1923. He started body surfing in Oregon in the late 1930s before moving to San Francisco, where he earned a bachelor degree in arts at San Francisco State University.

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