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About Us

Earth River SUP – RIDE AT A DIFFERENT LEVEL


Earth River SUP is the product of a core of enthusiastic and dedicated paddlers on the Potomac River DC / Maryland, and Mid Atlantic coast, coming together as a collective to develop the kind of stand up paddleboarding equipment they would want to use themselves. We are proud to be part of a community that values the environment, and dedicates ourselves to enjoying the beautiful waterways and coastlines on our amazing planet.

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Our Design Team


The ERS Design Team includes:

An ACA Level 4 SUP Instructor who founded one of the first SUP instruction programs in DC / Maryland
– An MIT trained engineer with background in hydrodynamics and manufacturing technology.
– A commercial designer who has worked with several industry organizations in product design and manufacturing.
– Associated outfitters and paddling schools who advise and serve as a test bed for new products, and are an integral part of our design process.
Our dedicated ERS Riders who provided insight and feedback on prototype and concept designs.

Our History


Since 2012, Earth River SUP has been introducing new paddle board shapes and influencing industry trends. ERS was the first to develop an 11’x34” inflatable SUP,  a shape concept that has been adopted since by almost every brand of inflatable SUP and is often regarded as the ‘perfect’ shape for on water stability. Likewise, our innovations in inflatable board construction, deck pad enhancements, fin setups, and convenience features have helped lead the way to making inflatable paddle boards a leading category with widely recognized advantages over non-deflatable boards.

We started our business in the Mid Atlantic area, because no company was making the product we wanted to use, with the reliability and performance we required. Word spread, and we had paddle boarding schools form around the nation contact us for better solution to their needs. In 2015 we felt it was time to offer a few boards to the public and the response was incredible. Riders immediately saw the advantages in our product and realized – we really do make better paddle boards!

Our Ethos


Everything we do revolves around three core concepts – quality, value, and integrity.

We love stand up paddle boarding and we want every ERS rider to have the same life-changing experience we get when stepping onto the water with great equipment: with the excitement, tranquility, and fitness opportunities that stand up paddling has to offer. We build everything with the best materials and components available, use only ethical and reliable manufacturing partners – and have policies that stand behind our products.

The ERS Difference


By breaking from the traditional retail business model, we are able to put more features and quality into our boards. We don’t have to cut out costs and thus critical production methods to make room for the distributor markups that are built into the prices of other stand up paddle board manufacturers.

Our boards represent the most technologically advanced inflatables on the market. When other manufacturers are cutting corners and inflating their prices for retail markups or greasing the wheels for placed publication reviews and paid for advertorials, we are on the water plying our trade and in the workshop creating cutting edge shapes and designs. No compromises or tradeoffs, we just do what it takes to make a better product and employ a process of continual improvement to stay ahead of the other brands.

Our Community


Earth River SUP products cannot be found in big box stores or general merchandise retailers, as we continue to stick with our community based business model and partner with local outfitters and instructors to get the ultimate quality SUP equipment – into the hands of enthusiasts and out on the water. In fact, we have even on occasion sold out of a product before we have even been able to release it, such is the strength and glue of our paddling network.

We consider everyone involved with ERS as ‘part of the company’ and our internal structure has done away with corporate titles and structure – we simply ask ourselves one question at every turn “how do we make this a better experience for our riders?”

To learn more about our growing community of SUP enthusiasts visit us on Facebook and get involved!

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Part III of our DC Night Paddle gearing up and navigating the harbor. #rideatadifferentlevel even at night.
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Earth River SUP3 days ago
Part II of our night paddling in DC series on the ERS V-II 12-6 and SKYLAKE GREEN 10-7. This is a pretty good way to see the monument and harbor. More fireworks pictures too.
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Earth River SUP4 days ago
ERS Riders and the ERS V-II 12-6 and the SKYLAKE GREEN 10-7 out on a little night time adventure. Night paddling in Washington DC.
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Earth River SUP3 weeks ago
ERS Rider Trinity Davis catching some beautiful scenery and polishing up those tail drops for the upcoming warmer weather. I'd call it the 'season' but he paddles year round in that beautiful Kentucky water.
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Earth River SUP3 weeks ago
A few more photos from the MONSTER paddle in DC for the #cherryblossomfestival. Today is peak bloom... today is also freezing cold this morning so schedule it for this week if you have not got down there yet.
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Earth River SUP3 weeks ago
In DC, when it's warm out you go and see the cherry blossoms. It's a thing. We just combine it with what we love... It was great to have Riders out on the MONSTER. #peakbloom tomorrow but we will settle for the warmer weather and kites. #cherryblossomfestival
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