Over 60 years of pushing the limits in wetsuit innovation and countless industry firsts.
O’Neill’s exclusive R&D facility AREA 52, staffed by full-time engineering, design and prototyping teams work closely with The World’s Best Athletes to push the limits of wetsuit technology.
Area 52, allows us to hand-build and refine prototypes in the same fashion Jack pioneered over 60yrs ago. Extensive prototyping, fit checks, and testing in the frigid waters of Northern California provide unparalleled insight to create the best fitting, most functional wetsuits on the planet.
O’Neill Wetsuits is still located in Santa Cruz, Californian, the birthplace of modern cold water surfing, proving ground of materials, features, and benefits that keep you in the water longer.