RIP Jack O'neill

Discussion in 'Global Surf Talk' started by Clownface, Jun 3, 2017.

  1. Clownface

    Clownface Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2017
    Rest in peace brother, put in a good word for us surfers, we could all use it.
  2. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    True pioneer. Rip in peace

  3. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
  4. red dog

    red dog Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2015
    amazing what these pioneers used for wet soots to stay warm, Amazing! R.I.P.
  5. Notaseal

    Notaseal Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2015
    as a kid, rumor was that when the waves were good the O'neill factory in Santa Cuz would close so that the employees could surf and reopen later. what an awesome person Jack O'neill, Peace.
  6. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    without this man surfing would cease to exist in the northeast.he made it possible to go in the ocean when the water is chilly,and that's pretty remarkable.he lived a long life which is cool,93 is quite the age to go in peace
  7. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    A Giant has passed. RIP Mr. Jack
  8. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    this is the guy with the eye patch right?
  9. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    He lost his eye because there was no properre leash tying etiquette back then. He attached a primitive bungee cord to the nose of his boart. Soon after, leashes were attached to the back fin, or fin box, or somewhere back there.
  10. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    He gaveth his eye, so his brother surfers wouldn't die.
  11. kidde rocque

    kidde rocque Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2016
    Dont forget that the first goon cords were made of rubber hose instead of urethane. Most of the time your board would either zing back at you at warp speed, or tombstone for days while you were in the impact zone
  12. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013