O’Neill Blue: Preserving our oceans with an active wear made from marine plastics

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O’Neill wetsuits, always an innovator, always out in front comes out with a whole new sustainable line of active wear made out of marine plastics.  Unreal stoke!

Check out this inspiring video today:

O’Neill makes a move to protect our oceans from plastic

O’Neill founder, Jack O’Neill, created the first wetsuit in 1952 in order to keep himself out in the water for longer surf sessions.  The technology stuck and launched a whole new chapter in the history of surfing.

Today, O’Neill wetsuits is a brand dedicated to the sustainability of our oceans.  The very oceans and waves that created the O’Neill legacy are under threat from a tsunami of plastic waste. This tragedy is the inspiration behind O’Neill Blue –  an initiative in the form of an Active Wear line to producing sustainable surfwear using high performance eco-threads by Bionic, which contain recycled beach plastic.

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O’Neill’s new initiative includes environmental efforts they tag using #ouroceanmission on O’Neill’s Facebook and Instagram pages. Check them out!

We, at Standup Journal Online, herald the news that an industry leader like O’Neill is committed to protecting the planet and raising awareness about ocean plastics!

Stay in touch with the brands and people who are actively working to incorporate the voice of watersports into an environmental effort to protect our waters through Standup Journal’s new platform Standup For the Environment.  Join our online FORUM to discuss ways you can participate.  We’d love to hear from YOU!

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Evelyn O'Doherty, editor & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0 is a former school teacher gone rogue. She left her career as a teacher in order to spend more time near or on the water after learning to surf turned her life around (upsidedown?). She is a year-round surfer and paddler living on the eastern tip of Long Island in NY who is a certified SUP instructor, seasoned SUP racer and avid longboard surfer. Evelyn was hired as Online Editor to Standup Journal in 2016. Her passion for the project quickly led to her success and eventually taking over the mag herself in Oct. 2018. Today, as editor, publisher and chief bottle washer at Standup Journal, Evelyn keeps her toes wet writing, traveling, paddling, surfing, and learning to foil. You can find her most days paddling out on Gardiner's Bay or surfing Ditch Plains in Montauk, NY.