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Sip a Splash of Surf History at the Jack O'Neill Lounge

Sip a Splash of Surf History at the Jack O'Neill Lounge
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Take one part museum, add one part lounge, and mix it with a tribute to the man who brought surfing to the world stage, and you have the new Jack O’Neill Lounge at the Santa Cruz Dream Inn. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows facing the Monterey Bay, a prototype O’Neill wetsuit under plexiglass, vintage photos, and a new signature drink menu. Drinks include the “Grom Report” (sassafras, Bacardi rum, and vermouth), “Steamer’s Lane” (coconut shavings, Grey Goose vodka, and lemonade) and more reflecting other points of interest in town, garnished with surf lingo. Just below the lounge and near the entrance to the wharf sits a permanent mural adjacent to the site of Jack O’Neill’s Original Surf Shop, a State of California Point of Historical Interest. The mural boasts a collage of historic photos of Jack complete with a bronze plaque. Over half a century ago, the first wetsuit was created by Jack O’Neill by experimenting with neoprene from the carpeting of a DC-3 airplane and his Santa Cruz surf shop was first opened in 1959. Don’t miss this fun homage to all things O’Neill and all things surf!

Insiders Tip: Order Jack’s favorite libation, a Ketel One Martini.

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