O’Neill was born in 1952 when brand founder, Jack O’Neill began designing
and producing the world’s first neoprene wetsuits. He owned his own surf shop our a garage off the Great Highway, San Francisco. Word of O’Neill's craftsmanship spread and surfers from all over the world began travelling to his garage to get their surf boards shaped and custom-made wetsuits. Many of his customers claimed when wearing his designs they could 'surf better, for longer'. Before long Jack’s work expanded to include windsurfers, divers, water skiers and snow skiers. By the 1980s Jack O’Neill’s garage had become an international brand.
Today, O’Neill continue to produce the finest, most robust, enduring and stylish surf and sportswear clothing and accessories. Continuously working with innovators and enthusiasts, O'Neill push the technical boundaries of what sports clothing can be. With their simple ethos that 'life is good', the brand are committed to living and behaving ethically and responsibly in everything they do.
The O'Neill Eyewear is a cultivation of this rich history and experience. Their sunglass collection draws inspiration from California beach from the sea, to the sand, to the sunsets. Each frame takes on the rugged wilderness of the North Californian coast and the brand's surfing roots.