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TropicSport Announces Partnership With World Surf League

November 11, 2018, 12:03 PM HST
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TropicSport sunscreen recently announced their new partnership with The World Surfing League- Vans Triple Crown of Surfing (WSL-VTCS). TropicSport, a mineral sunscreen and skin care line, will be available at the WSL-VTCS 2018 competition on O’ahu from Nov. 12 to Dec. 20. The sunscreen company said they are partnering with the World Surf League to promote respect for the environment.

“We are pleased to partner with World Surf League to celebrate this global sport and also bring awareness to the global issue on the harmful effects of chemical sunscreen,” TropicSport founder Tony Palmer said. “Not only are we committed to protecting athletes with our mineral-based products, but also protecting our oceans and marine life. We share a mutual purpose with WSL PURE to protect our oceans, and I’d like to congratulate Hawai’i on its proactive approach to sun-protection.”

Hawai’i recently passed Bill SB 2571, Act 104, which prohibits the sale, offer of sale, and distribution of sunscreens that contain the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate, starting in January 2021. These chemicals have been linked to coral bleaching, coral death, and reproductive diseases in fish. TropicSport’s sunscreen line does not contain any of these chemicals. The company said their sunscreenʻs water resistance lasts three times longer than chemical sunscreens, so surfers do not have to worry about leaving the water to reapply.

More information about TropicSport can be found on their website.

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