Jack O’Neill the eye-patch toting surfer-come-pirate was the inventor of the wetsuit for our water carving brethren midway through the last decade. Whilst he’d been keeping surfers toasty warm for 40 odd years, it was a while before he and the company turned their attention to the mountains and us snow surfers.
O’Neill are based out of the Netherlands, and they’ve got a pretty heavy rider list to compliment their North American contingent. Standout riders include Seb Toots, Maxence Parrot and Jeremy Jones.
O’Neill are also known for scouting out the kids with the talent early on in their shred careers. Watching Mark McMorris and Seb Toots battle it out for the medals is a common sight at most WST stops, but little do most people know that the two used to be teammates on O’Neill before Mark moved over to the big B.
We hit them up a few weeks back at ISPO to see what they’d been working on since we last saw them 12 months ago.
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