On Sunday, as reported by SURFER, around 6,000 people gathered at Pleasure Point in Santa Cruz, California, to honor the life of surf icon Jack O’Neill — the man widely credited with inventing the surfing wetsuit.
Countless surfers took part in his memorial paddle-out, while others simply watched from the shoreline in front of O’Neill’s house.
Across the globe, from England to Australia, they were joined by other surfers who also paddled out in a global show of respect for one of surfing’s true pioneers.
Santa Cruz, California
Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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