Earth River SUP SKYLAKE S3 GEN 2.1


The SKYLAKE GREEN series features our advanced Fused Laminate Construction, dual texture deck pad, enhanced dynamic rail, and permanent unbreakable fins. These boards are extremely light and responsive and are consistent and reliable performers in all water. These boards keep the focus on getting on the water fast and having fun - every time.

The SKYLAKE COLOR series builds on the performance of the GREEN series boards but feature a configurable fin system with three adaptable fin boxes.  A standard BLUE series fin set is included, but they will also take a huge variety of US standard center fins and FCS compatible side fins that can be mixed and matched for different paddling situations.

GEN-3 update expected production late-2024.

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SKYLAKE 9-6 S3 | Green


The compact, low profile SUP board for no hassle paddling and immediate set up every session.  Reliable permanent fins bounce off anything and keep going.
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SKYLAKE 9-6 S3 | Aqua


The highly transportable board that will travel with you everywhere and will have you ready for adventure wherever you go. The LRC fin system opens up opportunities for distance paddling or single fin SUP surfing setups.

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SKYLAKE 10-7 S3 | Blue


The one board solution that excels at everything. The configurable fin system takes our most popular board shape to a new level of versatility. An exceptional combination of balance, speed, and turning makes the SKYLAKE 10-7 S3 BLUE a ride you will never stop developing with.

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SKYLAKE 10-7 S3 | Green


If you don’t know which board to get, the 10-7 GREEN is a great place to start.  It does everything extremely well and just feels right.  You can shift up to the 10-9 or down to the 9-6 depending on your weight and height and enjoy the same level of performance.
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SKYLAKE 10-7 S3 | Aqua


The ultimate all-around SKYLAKE 10-7 S3 in a striking AQUA Color. 
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SKYLAKE 10-7 S3 | Magenta


The ultimate all-around SKYLAKE 10-7 S3 in a striking MAGENTA Color. 
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SKYLAKE 10-9 S3 | Green


An ERS classic shape with a grounded feel and ample balance for instruction, fishing, yoga etc. Despite outstanding stability, its shape makes it surprisingly quick across the water - while providing the most stable SUP glide on the market.

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SKYLAKE 10-9 S3 | Aqua


A perfectly balanced platform that will support larger riders, give confidence to beginners and let you ride with additional cargo or passengers. The addition of the removable LRC fin system to the 10-9 shape allows significant performance customizations in speed and versatility for different types of water.
Skylake Series SUP

Construction and Features


The Earth River SUP SKYLAKE Series is designed to blend the characteristics that recreation and performance-minded paddlers value most in an inflatable paddle board. Class-leading portability, low carrying weight, rigidity, and durability, with a feature set that allows progression of skills from learning the basics of balance and paddle strokes, to developing proper technique and form, to mastering higher performance paddling and advanced maneuvers. The emphasis is on user-friendly attributes that increase the enjoyment of stand up paddle boarding: stability, glide, board feel, and long term reliability in Lake, River, and Coast environments.

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Core Material


SKYLAKE boards start with an internal core of advanced fusion drop stitch, in which the outer PVC coating is directly applied to the base fabric layers. The overall layup consists of two layers of fabric which are oriented at an angular offset to minimize elasticity and permanently bonded in a glue-free process before coating with PVC. The edges of the board are joined with two rail bands made of PVC-coated fabric, with a stiffening strip made of a high tensile strength proprietary weave bonded between the layers to enhance board stiffness.

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Enhanced Dynamic Rail (EDR)


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

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Shape & Thickness


ERS SKYLAKE boards are shaped to cover the full range of paddler needs and preferences, with all-around shapes that perform for paddlers of all sizes and weights. The use of advanced design and materials allows us to make a high performing board in 5” thickness, which lowers your center of gravity for increased stability and “grounded” feel, makes it easier to get back on the board from the water, is easier to carry and faster to inflate.

Amanda Gurney

Deck Pad & Handle


SKYLAKE boards sport a diamond groove ultra grip surface. The main deck area is 40% thicker than the industry average and utilizes the highest density EVA foam on the market. The result is a deck pad that feels great on the feet, provides superior cushioning, and lasts longer than typical deck pads. The tail section has a raised foot bar which provides tactile feedback of foot positions and a raised back to keep the foot from sliding back when doing maneuvers that involve applying pressure to the tail of the board. The handle is designed to conveniently lay flat when not in use and has a removable neoprene grip wrap for carrying comfort. Removing the grip provides a flat surface in the center of the board for lying down for yoga or stretching, and keeps the surface free of obstacles for surfing.

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Fin System


SKYLAKE boards come with a choice of fin systems designed for versatility, performance, and convenience.

SKYLAKE GREEN boards have three permanent, unbreakable fins of equal size arranged in a classic “thruster” configuration. This setup distributes the fin surface area equally among the three fins, which keeps the total fin height of the board considerably lower than boards with a large center fin. This comes in handy when paddling in shallow water, where a long center fin would bottom out and be at the risk of breakage. The fins being permanently attached and unbreakable results in the most carefree experience, while delivering proven performance.

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SKYLAKE COLOR boards have the ERS Lake-River-Coast fin system that consists of three fin boxes which accept a variety of removable fins made to US and FCS surfboard fin connection standards. This setup allows the user to configure the board for different uses and environments. A long center fin may be used for deep ocean or lake paddling when no obstacles are expected or can be swapped out for a shorter fin for shallow water or rocky venues. The board can also be used with or without side fins, depending on the desired performance characteristics for the particular use.

Kicked and arch bar

Hardware


ERS SKYLAKE boards include a host of hardware component upgrades, including stainless steel D-ring for leash and cargo bungee attachment and a genuine Halkey-Roberts inflation valve for reliable inflation and air seal.  Earth River SUP has a simple approach to component selection - We always use the best available component for every purpose, regardless of its impact on manufacturing cost.

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ERS Compact Pump


ERS SKYLAKE boards come with an ERS Compact dual-action manual pump, which is designed and tested to provide the most efficient inflation performance in the most compact form factor. The internal valve configuration allows the single cylinder to deliver air on both the downstroke and upstroke, resulting in almost doubling the speed of inflation. The dual action is selectable and can be disabled when the board reaches pressures that make it easier to finish inflation in single-action mode.  The extra weight and bulk of a two-barrel solution does not significantly speed inflation when compared with the more elegant and compact single barrel dual action pump provided with ERS boards.

ERS Manual Pump

Backpack


All Earth River SUP boards come with the ERS Rolling Backpack, which is made of ultra-durable 1600 denier canvas and is sized to fit the board, pump, paddle, and accessories while leaving room for personal belongings. The bag is equipped with a convertible backpack strap system, strap covering for airline travel, two internal straps, 4 external cinch straps, three inside mesh pockets, generously padded handles, a paddle pocket, and smooth-rolling wheels.

ERS Bag Wheels

Right For You?


ERS SKYLAKE boards combine superior construction, top-shelf materials and components, flexible fin systems, and the best available pump and travel bag to provide the best overall package for recreational and performance-minded paddlers who care about exceptional design and quality.The SKYLAKE boards are available in GREEN or COLOR series to further customize a board that is right for you.

ERS SKYLAKE GREEN Insights and Reviews

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

ERS SKYLAKE COLOR Insights and Reviews

Experiences, insights and feedback from people who ride the ERS SKYLAKE series of boards and the reasons they choose to ride ERS.
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SKYLAKE 9-6 S3


The SKYLAKE 9-6 S3 AQUA is the most fun on water in a compact package.  Extremely lightweight, flexible and with the addition of the core LRC fin system, you now have a board that can be configured exactly to your liking.  The GEN 2.1 features turquoise colors and a light grey rail binding and is manufactured using our Lightweight Fused Laminate PVC and the ERS X9 construction method.

SKYLAKE 9-6 S3


The SKYLAKE 9-6 S3 AQUA is the most fun in a compact package.  Extremely lightweight, flexible and with the addition of the core LRC fin system, you now have a board that can be configured exactly to your liking.  The GEN 2.1 AQUA features turquoise colors and a light grey rail binding and is manufactured using our Lightweight Fused Laminate PVC and the ERS X9 construction method.

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LENGTH - 9'6" | WIDTH - 31" | THICKNESS - 5" | WEIGHT - 18LB | RIDER WEIGHT - Up to 185LB (205LB for advanced riders)

PERFECT FOR:  Riders of all sizes - touring/exploring lakes and coastal waterways - fitness paddling - and occasional yoga, surfing, and whitewater.

Designed for pure fun. Perfect in Lake - River - Coast environments you can set it up to paddle with friends one day, and take it out in surf the next. Speed and tracking are both achieved with the use of a single center fin that will also have the effect of keeping the tail loose when SUP surfing.  Add side bites for more stability and hold on flat water, up to class II rapids or coastal chop, it will keep its responsiveness in all conditions.

STABILITY
8.0
TURNING
8.5
SPEED
8.0
TRACKING
8.0

SKYLAKE 10-7 S3


The SKYLAKE 10-7 S3 is a dedicated paddlers dream board. We've taken all the great things about our time tested SKYLAKE GREEN series and added the core of our Lake River Coast fin System. It will add a new dimension to your paddling.  Recommended as an all-around board for beginner to intermediate riders up to 200lb and advanced riders up to 225lbs that want to seek adventure, and need a board to keep up.

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LENGTH - 10'7" | WIDTH - 32" |THICKNESS - 5" | WEIGHT - 21LB | RIDER WEIGHT - Up to 205LB (225LB for advanced riders)

PERFECT FOR:  Riders of all sizes - touring/exploring lakes and coastal waterways - fitness paddling - and occasional yoga, surfing, and whitewater.

Exceptional stability, but not lacking in speed. The LRC fin pack provides an unbeatable all round package. The standard 8" fin is the perfect all rounder for any type of water. The included 4.5" fin compliments the 10-7 S3 when you want tighter turning, or need a smaller fin for shallow coastal areas or inlets.  Run it with or without side fins and be completely in control of the feel of your ride. The 10-7 S3 board shape has been designed to give exceptional cut through the water with a finely graduated nose shape and moderate rocker which makes it faster against boards of similar length and width but keeps a steady glide that allows you to paddle all day effortlessly.

STABILITY
9.0
TURNING
8.0
SPEED
8.5
TRACKING
8.5
Amanda Gurney

SKYLAKE 10-9 S3


The ERS classic 34" shape is unrivaled when it comes to on-water stability, and it is impressively mobile for a board of its size. The SKYLAKE S3 adds another dimension with the core Lake River Coast Fin System opening up a world of performance possibilities. Recommended for riders who want a stable and smooth ride through any environment. The 2.1 series features a light grey rail binding. The board is manufactured using our Fused Laminate PVC and the ERS X9 construction method. 

SKYLAKE 10-9 S3


The ERS classic 34" shape is unrivaled when it comes to on-water stability, and it is impressively mobile for a board of its size. The SKYLAKE S3 adds another dimension with the core Lake River Coast Fin System opening up a world of performance possibilities. Recommended for riders who want a stable and smooth ride through any environment. The 2.1 series features a light grey rail binding. The board is manufactured using our Fused Laminate PVC and the ERS X9 construction method. 

Amanda Gurney

LENGTH - 10'9" | WIDTH - 34" | THICKNESS - 5" | WEIGHT - 22LB | RIDER WEIGHT - Up to 225LB (245LB for advanced riders)

PERFECT FOR: Riders who want stability in all conditions, learning and casual use SUP, big and tall paddlers, passengers and cargo, small wave surfing, fishing, yoga, acro, photography, choppy water, rapids up to Class II.

The 34" wide shape was the first of its generation and while many have tried since, their efforts have been derivative of the true feel of our board. The secret is in the shape, which provides a truly balanced ride in any type of water like no other.  The SKYLAKE S3 series adds the ability to further tune the feel of your board to the conditions with a configurable fin setup.  Despite exceptional stability, the 10-9 is quick enough across the water to even catch some waves and can cover distance well with good speed and tracking. The SKYLAKE 10-9 embodies the true spirit of our Lake River Coast design philosophy and is a board that will cross over into any type of water and excel.

STABILITY
10.0
TURNING
7.5
SPEED
8.0
TRACKING
8.5

SKYLAKE S3

Below are some insights from the SKYLAKE series from previous years. Be sure to see our reviews and insights page for more info on the SKYLAKE series

MacKenzie Price

OREGON

I have used my board twice now on flat water lakes and have loved it both times. The board I have used in previous years is a poor quality board and paddle and the difference between the old board and the ERS was immediately noticeable in both the paddle and the board. I use the skylake 10-9 aqua board and 3 piece 25 oz carbon paddle and one stroke with this gets me at least twice as far as with the old board!

The best time I've had riding my ERS board is playing on the Potomac in the baby white water on hot summer days, We're fortunate we don't have to pump up our boards every time - so we show up at the boat landing with three ERS SUP in the back of the truck and everybody takes a look! Paddling upstream is a good workout and going downstream is so much fun, The best part about a paddleboard vs a kayak or a canoe is the wide openness and the simplicity of being in the water with just you and the board and paddle. Nothing to rig - its just simple pleasure. Of course, the other adventure was piling all the boards on a 43' catamaran and sailing from destination to destination on the Chesapeake to paddle! ERS is most recommended!

Karl Glaeser

VIRGINIA

Karl Glaeser

VIRGINIA

Lesley Martin

NEW YORK

I've only had my ERS for one season, but I was able to take it out onto Lake Erie where I live (picture attached) for a sunset paddle, which was awesome! Additionally, I took it to Cape Cod and the Adirondaks to try it out in the ocean and the lakes (no pictures of those excursions...left the phone at home). I really enjoy how sturdy it is, yet easy to maneuver. Also, my cat seems to love it ... maybe I'll get him out for a paddle one day too! Excited to be able to get out again as soon as the weather warms up enough!

I love my new Earth River SUP. It is a great all around board.You can't beat the convience of having a board you can take anywhere, it fits in any car trunk. The stability is just as good as my hardboard I also own. Buying from and dealing with Pumped Up SUP for the purchase was a great experience.

Paul Palmieri

NEW YORK

Paul Palmieri

NEW YORK

Holly Olszewski

COLORADO

I am excited to ride my board more, I just received it last week - we took it out but were missing the fins, but were able to paddle around at our local reservoir close to shore. Luckily Pumped Up SUP (Retailer) responded within a day (thank you customer service!) and we now have the fins for this next weekend’s adventure. We have a good friend who chose a ERS board and I had ridden hers previously which was much easier to maneuver and more stable than other boards I have tried. So that is what led me to purchase a ERS for myself to use (with potential small passengers) in the reservoirs/ lakes/ rivers of CO!

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INCLUDED

Deluxe Rolling Backpack and Dual Action Compact 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.
ERS Pump and Bag

SKYLAKE COLOR

LRC Fin System

The ERS SKYLAKE series comes with the same customizable fin setup options as our market leading DUAL boards.

An 8" center fin provides the most performance on water in nearly all conditions, but we also include  a 4.5" center fin  that can be used with the 4.5” side fins for the perfect thruster configuration in shallow water, surf, or when you just want some super responsive turning.  The side 4.5" click fins are completely removable, giving you even more flexibility in setting up your ride. For more info on our Fin System please see here.

SKYLAKE PACKAGE INCLUDES  1 x 8" US CENTER FIN - 1 x 4.5" US CENTER FIN - 2 X 4.5" SIDE CLICK FINS -  SCREWS - & PADDED FIN BAG. Colors will vary depending on board and series.

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SKYLAKE COLOR

LRC Fin System

The ERS SKYLAKE series comes with the same customizable fin setup options as our market leading DUAL boards.

An 8" center fin provides the most performance on water in nearly all conditions, but we also include  a 4.5" center fin  that can be used with the 4.5” side fins for the perfect thruster configuration in shallow water, surf, or when you just want some super responsive turning.  The side 4.5" click fins are completely removable, giving you even more flexibility in setting up your ride. For more info on our Fin System please see here.

SKYLAKE PACKAGE INCLUDES  1 x 8" US CENTER FIN - 1 x 4.5" US CENTER FIN - 2 X 4.5" SIDE CLICK FINS -  SCREWS - & PADDED 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. 
SKYLAKE AQUA PAD

Design Features

(2) Year Warranty | Enhanced Dynamic RailTM | Ultra- Grip Diamond Deckpad | Raised Heel Pad + Arch Support | Industry Leading Rigidity | HD Graphics with UV Fade Protection | Graded Rocker Set At Optimum Pitch | Permanent Unbreakable Fins

SKYLAKE GREEN Fins
SKYLAKE GREEN Fins

Design Features

(2) 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

Hardware

ERS SKYLAKE boards include a host of hardware component upgrades, including stainless steel D-ring for leash and cargo bungee attachment and a genuine Halkey-Roberts inflation valve for reliable inflation and air seal.  Earth River SUP has a simple approach to component selection - We always use the best available component for every purpose, regardless of its impact on manufacturing cost.
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SKYLAKE GREEN Fins

Removable Handle Wrap

ERS boards feature a removable handle wrap that can be secured around your bungee cord when in use and provide a near flat surface at the center of the board. This can be great for uses such as yoga and surfing.

Removable Handle Wrap

ERS boards feature a removable handle wrap that can be secured around your bungee cord when in use and provide a near flat surface at the center of the board. This can be great for uses such as yoga and surfing.

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. 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

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 SKYLAKE 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 SKYLAKE 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

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.