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Proper Suncare, is proper Skincare, and to take proper care of your skin, you have to take the enitre process seriously. When we Started Vertra Elemental Resistance in 2004, we vowed to do just that, to make a serious push and bring skincare awareness to the forefront of our market because until now, it has basically been a category that has been mostly taken for granted. Our Athletes that participate in the paddlesports industry are amongst the most prolific candidates to suffer from sunburn, skin damage, photo-aging and unfortunately in many cases, skin cancer. SIMPLY PUT, quality suncare products for people like us are not an accessory, but a necessity!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Australia’s Travis Grant Joins Forces with Vertra: Elemental Resistance Sunscreen


Eric Abbott 
Vertra's Paddlesports Marketing 

Australia’s Travis Grant Joins Forces with Vertra: Elemental Resistance Sunscreen
Honolulu, Hi (September, 21 2010)  Vertra: Elemental Resistance Sunscreen is proud to welcome Australian ocean force Travis Grant to the paddlesports team. Born and raised on the Gold Coast, Grant spent his youth at the local surf lifesaving clubs competing on nipper boards, paddleboards and surfskis. “I grew up near the beach,” commented Grant “and when you live near the beach in Australia your involved in surf lifesaving.” Whether it was the youthful years of playing in the shore break surf on the Gold Coast beaches or a mixed culmination of natural ability, Grant’s knowledge and skills as an ocean athlete has allowed him his success in the various paddling disciplines. 

In 2004, Grant began his assault on the world paddling stage. Choosing an OC1 as his primary weapon, Grant quickly found success, winning the Catalina Relay in 2005. In 2007 Grant teamed with the Team New Zealand Hawaii in the Molokai Hoe race, finishing in an impressive 3rd place finish. 

As the standup paddleboarding began its rise in the paddling world, Travis was amongst the many elite canoe paddlers who made the transition. 2009 marked the first time Grant entered an SUP race, winning three consecutive big races in Australia. “When SUP came along, it was a familiar transition form the OC1” commented Grant. It was in 2010 that Grant made his mark on the standup paddle community by competing top notch at the Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle Hawaii. Grant paddled to an impressive 2nd place finish in the Elite Race behind fellow Vertra Sunscreen and 404 teammate Danny Ching. “He’s an amazingly talented paddler on any craft he touches,” commented Ching. On the same weekend, Grant was also a member of the SUP winning relay team. 

Humble and dedicated, Travis is a true ocean athlete to the core. “I look forward to a competitive and fun year of racing all type of watercrafts,” commented Grant.  Please help Vertra: Elemental Resistance welcome Travis Grant to the team. 

Be sure to check out Travis Grant and the rest of the Vertra paddlesports team at the 2010 Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle California

For any additional information regarding Vertra Sunscreen, dealer locations or the Vertra Paddlesports team, Contact: Eric Abbott at: wailupeabbott@gmail.com (808)-551-9890. Or visit us on facebook at www.facebook.com/vertrapaddlesports  Or visit the Vertra Paddlesports blog at www.vertrapaddlesports.blogspot.com 

Vertra Sunscreen embodies the characteristics of being a quality, innovative and stylish product. Our superior line of sun resistant products carries the full endorsement of the Hawaii Lifeguard Association in addition to all our products bare the Skin Caner Foundation Official Seal of Recommendation. We have developed, formulated, and manufactured a product with superior ingredients in a designer quality fashion…we would not settle for anything less! 

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