ERS SKYLAKE SUP side rail

ERS DUAL 9-6 S3 | NEPTUNE


The ERS DUAL 9-6 S3 NEPTUNE is a versatile all-around board in a smaller package. It is lightweight and portable, easy to inflate, and highly maneuverable and quick on the water. It is a favorite of the more adventurous among our riding team.

THE ULTIMATE INFLATABLE SUP FOR ADVENTURE - RIDE EVERYWHERE


While it excels in surfing and whitewater, Its 31” width makes it stable but still sleek enough to be used for touring and general paddling. 5 inches of thickness give it enough volume for advanced riders up to 205lbs and novices up to 185lbs. Riders who have found the standard 10-11ft board size to ‘big’ have enthusiastically taken the reduced weight and size of the DUAL 9-6 S3.  The NEPTUNE features an azure color and a deeper blue rail binding. The board is manufactured using our Dual Thermal Laminate and the ERS X9 construction method.

DESIGN AND SHAPE


LENGTH - 9'6" / WIDTH - 31" / THICKNESS - 5" / WEIGHT - 22LB / RIDER WEIGHT - Up to 185LB (205lb for advanced riders)

PERFECT FOR: Lighter riders, air travel, paddle surfing, and whitewater or any other pursuit where class leading maneuverability, and light weight are valued.

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PERFORMANCE

The DUAL 9-6 S3 NEPTUNE is a ride like no other.  The slightly reduced size and weight give it and incredibly fast turning arc but maintains the stability that our all round boards are renowned for. It holds it own with the 10-0 in moving water yet maintains the stability of our 10-9 boards for smaller riders.

Run a single short center fin to keep the tail loose when surfing and switch it up to a longer fin when paddling flatwater. Add side fins to increase hold and stability and you have a board that really has no equal in versatility.

STABILITY
8.0
TURNING
8.5
SPEED
8.0
TRACKING
8.0

DUAL S3

The DUAL S3 NEPTUNE is NEW for 2021! Below are some insights from the identical V3 series from previous years but be sure to see our reviews and insights page for more info on the DUAL series

As a relative SUP beginner with a very petite frame (5'0”, 100 lbs), but one who has been fortunate to rent boards in many conditions (the Gulf of Mexico, lakes, rivers), I searched long and hard for a board that didn't feel oversized, that could adapt to any condition I chose to ride it on, and that could still have room for both my gear and my kids to ride with me. I also debated whether or not an inflatable board would be a good choice, but opted to go the inflatable route for ease of traveling with it.

The ERS DUAL 9-6 S3, with its changeable fins, narrower width, and thinner height, was perfect for me! I love how easily it stows away, but also how easily I can bring it anywhere. My inaugural float also confirmed that I chose the right board, as I’ve never felt more comfortable on a board, and I've never had a board be so responsive to my paddle. My kids loved learning how to paddle on it as well, and I’ve got my long list of places I want to take it. I also know that because it’s built for more experienced riders, it has the construction to support my growth in the sport. I love this board!

Tiffany Chen

Atlanta

OLIVIA MEYERS

ACA LEVEL II INSTRUCTOR MARYLAND

I have loved paddle boarding since I discovered it at camp around 10 years ago. Asking for my own SUP was like asking for a pony. After many years I finally earned my Earth River Sup, and I absolutely love it. Over the years I began to understand what kind of sup I wanted. I have used ERS, ULI, and NRS boards. I knew, based on my stature, I would need something smaller, light enough to carry, and durable enough for both personal and camp use, as well as and something that could handle both rapids and flat water. As an added bonus I can even fit my board in my car, my compact Honda HRV!! This is perfect because I don’t have to tie it to my car, buy a hitch, or even use a roof rack. All I do is put down the back seats down, and lean the front seat back, and I am good to go! The ERS V3 9’6 has given me easy use on both flat and moving water. The V3 is nimble enough to run the low rapids at camp, navigating through tight spaces easily, while giving me the flexibility to turn my sup around and help my campers to navigate those same tight spaces. The board had enough sturdiness to go easily from knees to feet and even to a headstand. This board has met every expectation I have created over the years. The interchangeable fins make my job at camp so much easier. I can worry about my campers not my fins. It allows me the option to go back to long fins when I’m away from camp. With the board itself being awesome it also looks awesome! Its sleek and cool, and the graphics are awesome. All my campers always request the blue board before I tell them it is actually mine not the camps. I am so excited to continue to use the board I have always dreamed of having! It was totally worth the wait.

We bought the smaller 9-6 S3 Neptune Blue Paddle Board for my pre-teen daughter who is is and always be small to paddle with me. Great father - daughter adventures on the local lake exploring nature and swimming in the summer. The versatility of the of this board also allows us to occasionally use it in the ocean. My daughter loves the color of the Neptune Blue board. It is a very stable board. Very easy to transport in trunk and inflate with ERS electric pump.

David Wilfret

North Carolina

Peter Giordano

I use it to shred the rivers in Idaho. I love it because it chills me out and is insanely fun. This board is very stable and rides great. I’m a beginner and felt very comfortable on it. It transports easily, is very durable and super duper fun to float around on. I love being on it while getting sun burned and wet. I chose this brand because if their great reputation and well constructed product. Can’t wait to rip it for many years to come.

MORE REVIEWS AND INSIGHTS

Experiences, insights and information from people who ride the ERS DUAL series of boards and the reasons they choose to ride ERS.

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INSIGHTS

Unique rider insights on handling, glide and performance with on water reports from the people who own and ride Earth River SUP advanced stand up paddle boards. ERS is the choice of enthusiast paddlers who want better built paddling gear right through to professional riders, instructors and businesses that depend on their gear to perform at the highest level.

INCLUDED

DELUXE ROLLING BACKPACK + DUAL ACTION PUMP

We've taken the best SUP backpack on the market, and made it better! Rugged, all terrain wheels, more padding at the front, easy-lift padded handles, a strap cover panel, and we've even made it easier to carry on your back.

The ERS dual action compact pump balances portability with a dual pumping action that allows you to get your board inflated fast. If you are not sure about getting your manual pump on, check out the NEW portable ERS 12VDC + ERS GO™ option for stress free inflation - and keep your dual action handy as a backup.

ERS Pump and Bag

INCLUDED

DUAL NEPTUNE LRC™ FIN PACK

Fine tune your ride for any conditions and any type of water. The ERS standard US center fin boxes allow a degree of movement up and down the box to further modify the feel of your board. Put the center fin forward in the box for tighter turns or set it back for straighter tracking. Use your 4.5" or 2" side bites for stability and hold - or - remove them entirely and just paddle with a center fin.

For more detail on the Lake River Coast™ Fin System please click see here.

BOARD PACKAGE INCLUDES - 4 US CENTER FINS - 4 SIDE CLICK FINS -  FIN SCREWS - & CUSTOM FIN BAG

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INCLUDED

DUAL NEPTUNE LRC™ FIN PACK

Fine tune your ride for any conditions and any type of water. The ERS standard US center fin boxes allow a degree of movement up and down the box to further modify the feel of your board. Put the center fin forward in the box for tighter turns or set it back for straighter tracking. Use your 4.5" or 2" side bites for stability and hold - or - remove them entirely and just paddle with a center fin.

For more detail on the Lake River Coast™ Fin System please click see here.

BOARD PACKAGE INCLUDES - 4 US CENTER FINS - 4 SIDE CLICK FINS -  FIN SCREWS - & CUSTOM FIN BAG

Ultragrip Deck Pad

Grip you can trust in the toughest conditions. We've worked at refining a rubber compound to produce a stronger, higher density and up to 40% thicker deck pad than other well known high end SUP brands. In addition to its traction advantages we have kept the compound light so as to avoid adding unnecessary weight to our boards.

The UltraGrip diamond structure works by channeling water to increase dry surface contact. It's incredibly comfortable to stand on even for hours on end and will perform every time, in any type of water.  Providing exceptional comfort and grip, partnered with a removable neoprene handle it creates a clutter free flat surface that is great for all SUP activities. 

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SKYLAKE GREEN Fins

FEATURES

  • TWO Year Warranty
  • Enhanced Dynamic Rail
  • Ultra- Grip Diamond Deckpad
  • Raised Heel Pad + Arch Support
  • Industry Leading Rigidity
  • HD Graphics with UV Fade Protection
  • Graded Rocker SET AT OPTIMUM PITCH

FEATURES

  • TWO Year Warranty
  • Enhanced Dynamic Rail
  • Ultra- Grip Diamond
  • Deckpad Raised Heel Pad + Arch Support
  • Industry Leading Rigidity
  • HD Graphics with UV Fade Protection
  • Graded Rocker SET AT OPTIMUM PITCH
SKYLAKE GREEN Fins

ENHANCED DYNAMIC RAIL (EDR™)

The next generation in advanced rail technology.  The Enhanced Dynamic Rail is built right into every Earth River SUP SKYLAKE board. There are no unwieldy rail rods to fit and carry each session, no extra weight from excessive PVC layers or ineffective ‘carbon’ layered rail tape. The EDR is designed to enhance the ERS experience in active / moving water environments such as surf, rapids or rougher water to give you a better paddling experience. Riders apply force at a multiplier of their body weight when leveraging turns / making adjustments in rough water and the EDR provides resistance when you need it – without affecting the glide of the board on flat water or carrying weight when you are off it.

SKYLAKE GREEN Fins
SKYLAKE GREEN Fins

ERS X9 CONSTRUCTION

ERS is known for the best performance and reliability and in the industry, which starts with superior board construction. The X9 method using Thermal Fused Laminate creates a permanently sealed board outline that is fused during fabrication to create a rigid structure without requiring high inflation pressure or excessive volume.

ERS SUP boards are hand built one board at a time by skilled technicians under ISO9001 manufacturing certification to ensure consistent and repeatable processes and attention to detail in each individual board. The result is a board with better glide, unmatched rigidity, and proven longevity.

X9 CONSTRUCTION

ERS is known for the best performance and reliability and in the industry, which starts with superior board construction. The X9 method using Thermal Fused Laminate creates a permanently sealed board outline that is fused during fabrication to create a rigid structure without requiring high inflation pressure or excessive volume.

ERS SUP boards are hand built one board at a time by skilled technicians under ISO9001 manufacturing certification to ensure consistent and repeatable processes and attention to detail in each individual board. The result is a board with better glide, unmatched rigidity, and proven longevity.

SKYLAKE GREEN Fins