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If You Have a Wetsuit, You Should Thank Jack O'Neill

"The real breakthrough came in 1952, when pharmacist friend and fellow Kelly’s Cove bodysurfer, Harry Hind, turned him on to an elastic compound originally developed by DuPont in 1930. Explains O’Neill, “He saw what I was trying to do with the plastic foam, and he says, ‘Hey, try this neoprene.’ He had used it in his lab. It really worked well.”" - excerpt from article in SF Gate.

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