Surf Canaries are proud to be official partners with the prestigious surf brand O’Neill Wetsuits.
Having been singled out as an exemplary surf school, O’Neill got in contact with us in 2021. On the day of the meeting, it was a beautiful day and there were some fun waves outside the surf school. Right on arrival, Danny relocated the meeting to the line-up and the conditions were agreed in the water whilst exchanging waves! The best way, right?!
To those who don’t know, O’Neill were the first wetsuit producer in the world founded in 1952 when a young man named Jack O’Neill took his unstoppable passion for surfing and used it to battle Mother Nature. From the first neoprene surf wetsuit and board leash, O’Neill also went on to create to the world’s first stitch-less board shorts.
And it is not just the very best wetsuits that align us, O’Neill’s blue line echoes strongly our environmental philosophy here at Surf Canaries. As O’Neill put it, “Our ocean mission is to minimize the impact on our planet and become a frontrunner on sustainability. Jack O’Neill said it himself, “the ocean is alive, and we've got to take care of it”.
In 1996 Jack O’Neill founded the O’Neill Sea Odyssey as a commitment to educate the youth about ocean conservation. Today, O’Neill carries on the spirit of Jack O’Neill in protecting our maritime playgrounds through ocean initiatives, controlling the supply chain, and expanding the O’Neill Blue sustainable product collection.