4 Nonprofits That Are Changing the (Water) World!
Nick Kierpiec

Here at ZUP HQ, we are lucky to work every day on something we love. We feel blessed that we not only get to live our passion, but that we can contribute to such amazing causes that share our love of watersports! Check out four of our favorite nonprofit partners that are making waves in thousands of lives every single year. 1. Wake The World provides watersports opportunities to abandoned and neglected children (kids who need the healing power of being on the water the most!) Boat owners get together each year to give rides to kids who otherwise normally wouldn’t...

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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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Our Favorite Ways to Inspire Adventure in Your Kids
Nick Kierpiec

Travel and adventure are two things with the biggest impact on us as humans. Not only do we get to have fun, exploring and trying new things, we also get to experience how other people live. Experiencing new things and other cultures expands our minds and gives us a new appreciation for our lives.  The lessons learned from trying new things, and sometimes failing at them, teaches kids invaluable lessons they can apply to their lives in the future. Plus, it's just plain fun to be adventurous, right?! So if you are looking to foster a sense of adventure in...

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If You Have Any Concerns About Your Kids Being Able to Master the ZUP Boards...
Nick Kierpiec

Since we are always preaching that our boards are easy for just about everyone to ride, we thought we would put our money where our mouth is and go straight to the kid-sperts (you know, 'kid experts') to get the scoop.  Meet Anthony. He is an amazing kid from Central Florida and while his life is affected by autism, it sure doesn't define him. With a nickname like Awesome A, we were not surprised to see him riding his YouGotThis Board like a pro! We asked Anthony some questions about riding our ZUP Boards! (scroll to the bottom to see...

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