10 Must-Have Items For A Day On The Boat
Nick Kierpiec

What's the perfect remedy for beating the hot summer heat? A day out on the water (if you ask us!)! And we are practically experts by now, so you can trust us! Here are our ten most essential items to pack for your next lake adventure! SNACKS!Of course we want you to bring your favorite ZUP Board (duh!), but even more important than that? Snacks! A day out on the lake is tiring so be sure to fuel up with your favorite (unmeltable!) snacks like granola bars, almonds, pretzels, protein bites, peanut butter snack packs and fruit. You (and your...

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How to Find Boat Ramps Near You No Matter Where You Are!
Nick Kierpiec

Imagine a world where you are on a road trip, or visiting friends and family out of state and you are wanting to find a place to drop your boat in the water. Where do you turn if you are unfamiliar with the area, but don't want to visit every park's website to see if they have a boat ramp? Well, luckily for all of us, there is a site that does just that. Boat U.S. allows you to search by location for all boat ramps in your vicinity, complete with user photos and reviews to ensure you find the perfect...

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Back-To-School Adventure Ideas To Get Your Kids Ready for School
Nick Kierpiec

Here at ZUP HQ we hardly need a reason to spend time outside, but it always helps to have a valid excuse for adventure. Scientific evidence certainly counts as a valid excuse in our book and there are studies aplenty. With the last few weeks of summer vacation looming, this is the perfect time to get outdoors with your family and get their minds in shape for heading back to school. Health Benefits From Spending Time Outdoors: Stress Relief 1 | 2 | 3 | 4  Reduce Inflammation 1 | 2 Improved Concentration 1 | 2 | 3 Improved Cognitive and...

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A ZUP SUMMER GUIDE: THE PERFECT SUMMER PLAYLIST FOR A DAY ON THE WATER!
Nick Kierpiec

For us here at ZUP HQ, our summer weekends are filled with days out on the water, perfecting our moves on our favorite ZUP Boards. With a boat full of family and friends, we always have a great time. One of the keys to a fun day out on the water is creating the perfect playlist that everyone on the boat will enjoy (am I right?!)! You really can't go wrong here, but there are a few key criteria to consider when selecting which songs to include in your summer playlist. They should be upbeat, positive, and make everyone on...

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What's On Your Summer Bucket List? Here's A Peek At Ours...
Nick Kierpiec

Memorial Day means summer is just around the corner. Soon schools all over the country will be setting their students free for a few glorious months of fun in the sun. At ZUP HQ we are big fans of getting outdoors and one of our favorite ways to make sure we squeeze as much fun out of summer as we can, is to create a summer bucket list. (anyone else?) Not only does this help us stay active and adventurous all summer long, but it makes us excited to wake up everyday to see what fun the day has in store...

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National Safe Boating Week Brings Great Reminders For Summer
Nick Kierpiec

For all of your getting your boats ready for a fun summer out on the water, this week is a great reminder for all of us. It's National Safe Boating Week! The National Safe Boating Campaign is sharing really great information with all of us this week. Making sure your boat is ready and safe for all riders is your responsibility, so make sure you are prepared and know the best tips for fitting life jackets for all activities and ages.

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