Australia born Tony Palmer has a lifetime passion for the extreme weather and spending time in the harsh outback or chasing the perfect wave in Noosa. His passion in part comes from a long line of tropical water and sun enthusiasts. Whether it was surfing, water skiing or sailing, his father and grandfather were both accomplished watermen and competitive surf lifeguards.
Given the extreme conditions of surfing — the sun, the wind and the salt water — Tony knows first hand that skin care starts with sun protection. Underwhelmed by the sun protection and skin care options, he set out to create his own. He partnered with surf mates and surf pros to test and create TropicSport, that could stand up to extreme tropical surfing and other water sports.
Tony created TropicSport with a purpose-driven ethos to be a reflection of his own personal values. TropicSport is passionate about giving back to like-minded organizations and caring for the earth’s fragile oceans, reefs and beaches.