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TropicSport Announces Partnership with the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, the World Surf League specialty series

Turning the tides on harsh chemical sunscreen

Los Angeles, October 18, 2018 - The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing (VTCS) is one of the most anticipated surfing events of the season and we are thrilled to announce that TropicSport sunscreen and skincare is a proud partner of the VTCS. The partnership is based on the shared passion for surfing, and a joint purpose of promoting and respecting the environment. TropicSport, an environmentally friendly mineral sunscreen and skincare line, will be proudly visible at the 2018 competition from November 12 to December 20 located at the iconic North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii.

"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," said Tony Palmer, TropicSport founder and chairman. "Not only are we committed to protecting athletes with our mineral-based products, but also protecting our oceans and marine life. We support WSL PURE initiatives in protecting our oceans, and I'd like to congratulate Hawaii on its proactive approach to sun-protection."

Hawaii, recently passed Bill SB 2571, Act 104 - that 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, reproductive diseases in fish, and result in barren seascapes. Designed to protect you, your family and the planet, TropicSport's sunscreen line is free from harsh chemicals, blocks the sun's harmful rays. Without the white haze of other mineral sunscreens and is tested water resistant for three times longer lasting than chemical sunscreens - so it will protect you when you don't want to leave the pumping surf to reapply.

About TropicSport
TropicSport sunscreen products are made from non-nano zinc oxide and titanium dioxide key to shielding the skin from the sun's harmful rays in a non-goopy formula that doesn't leave a ghostly white glow. It is one of the only sunscreens on the market that meets the U.S. FDA 80-minute and Australian 240-minute water resistance tests. Free from harsh, active chemicals that harm our bodies and the planet such as oxybenzone, octinoxate, avobenzone and octocrylene, TropicSport is safe for your skin and our planet. The sunscreen is offered in a stick or lotion for easy application.

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