In celebration of 60 years with the man who changed the sport of surfing forever, O’Neill presents the Innovation Global Art Tour. Jack O’Neill is often known as ‘the first name in the water’ and will host his final stop of the Innovation Global Art Tour at the Top of the Ritt in Santa Cruz, California on November 2nd. The event begins at 6:30pm for the open exhibition and party to feature artwork by Thomas Campbell, Geoff Mcfetridge, Liam Gerrard, Jim Phillips Jr, Tim Chapman and Mark Penxa.
The art tour has visited Australia, Japan, Bali, South Africa and Europe, showcasing six decades of wetsuit innovation and iconic imagery. Global Brand Ambassador and Asia-Pacific Marketing Manager, Rob Bain, talks about the legendary Jack O’Neill.
“Our company founder, Jack O’Neill, is a pioneer in all aspects of the surf industry, and without his foresight and dedication to wetsuit innovation, the industry wouldn’t be where it is now. Since 1952 O’Neill has been at the forefront of innovation and with this global exhibition we are showcasing six decades of industry firsts for O’Neill, from the wetsuit to, iconic imagery, and stories. Above all, this event is a celebration of Jack, his passion, and his love for surfing. We want to share this with everyone, from surfers who live on the beach, to those who live in the city or suburbs but have an interest in the sport and the lifestyle.”
All works will be auctioned online with proceeds of sale to be distributed to six charities- Sea Odyssey, Surfaid, Umthombo, Protect Our Winters, Japan Earthquake Relief and Christchurch Earthquake Appeal. Don’t miss the Jack O’Neill’s global art tour tonight in Santa Cruz, California!