Surfing legend and ocean advocate Jack O’Neill was a pioneer. As a surfer in the 1950s he got tired of being cold in the water, and that led him to develop the wetsuit. The rest, as they say, is history. Thanks to that invention many millions of people have been able to get into the ocean themselves and experience its wonders firsthand. Jack passed away last week at the age of 94, and his home in Santa Cruz overlooking the Monterey Bay—in front of a sweet surf break which he rode many times in his life—has been covered in flowers since then. Here’s an impression of that floral tribute along with a picture of another tribute sculpted in the beach below. Thank you, Jack, for all your good work and all that you inspired in all of us.
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