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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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Earth River SUP shared a post.2 weeks ago
If you see someone with their back against a record machine on a Florida dock.
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Earth River SUP3 weeks ago
We hope everyones new year is off to a great start! We've been super busy working on a few new things, a few old things but it's always worth it. We love what we do and seeing so many ERS products on the water last year inspired us to keep raising that bar.
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Earth River SUP4 weeks ago
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Here are some morning fireworks to get you started. Have a safe time and we will see you on the other side of this one.
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Earth River SUP2 months ago
The ERS website is back up. We had a few updates to sort through and had clean up a few things in the back end. We actually build and maintain our own website because like our boards and gear, we want everything on it to represent something we have done and created. Now... let's get back to this holiday paddling!... and speaking of website updates... just you wait 😉
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Earth River SUP shared Surf Reston - Stand Up Paddleboarding SUP's upcoming events.2 months ago
Don't forget to Jingle if you are out near Reston tomorrow. Contact Steve for all the details and take the kids out for a great day.
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