Earth River SUP | Inflatable SUP Sizing And Uses
Earth River SUP | ERS stand up paddle boards are the most versatile inflatables on the market. They excel in stability, tracking, and turning and provide performance enhancements such as a custom shaped nose rocker and raised heel pads, so they perform in all conditions. Each board class has specific advantages and specific enhancements to ensure you are riding the best performing inflatable SUPs in its size and shape category. So, what size SUP board should you get? Quick answer:
For an all-around SUP the S3 series is best in class. Lengths and options are available across all our product lines between 9'6" and 10'9", with widths ranging from 31 to 34 inches. ERS S3 series boards thickness of 5" for optimal stability, speed and closeness to the water. S3 boards are the ultimate balance great for flat water, waves, lower river running, yoga and casual SUP paddling.
If touring or racing are in your plans, consider a longer board in the GT class. Longer boards glide better in a straight line and cover distance more easily while the 6" thickness provides extra weight handling for expeditions or passengers.
If you want to run rapids and river surf then the S3R all-around river boards are perfect for all aspects of river centric paddling.
If you plan on paddling in different environments then a crossover X3 board is the ultimate SUP experience. The 6" X3 boards will let you run whitewater or surf and provide good glide and extra buoyancy across flat water.
This will help you narrow things down, but to select a board that is perfect for your size and weight and for the types of paddling you plan to do, check the descriptions below and click through to the board detail pages to find your perfect match.
UPDATE - We are currently moving our SKYLAKE series to GEN-3 S3 designs and will update this page with information as it becomes current.
ERS DECK 9-6 S3
The ultralight and compact short SUP board designed for maximum fun
Great for riders of smaller stature who want a full featured inflatable SUP or as a viable surfing option. Low 5" profile fusion technology partnered with three removable click fins provides everything you need to get to your spot with ease and be ready for and entire day of adventure.
ERS DECK 10-7 S3
The perfect do anything, anywhere boards for paddling on Lakes, Rivers, & Beaches
ERS all-around S3 boards are amazing on flat water but provide performance enhancements such as a custom moderate nose rocker, removable handle wrap and raised heel pad to ensure these boards excel in all SUP areas. Utilizing the same lightweight material core fusion technology as our popular SKYLAKE series boards the DECK S3 series brings it to every session. Three click fins keep set up and pack down simple while giving enough utility to run in any type of water.
ERS DECK 10-9 XL S3
XL Deck pads make the 10-9 DECK series the ultimate casual SUP
Perfect for the paddler who want stability as a core focus of their paddling and a platform for Yoga, day trips, photography or SUP companions. The 34" width maintains excellent forward momentum while the lower 5" thickness results in less side to side rocking and better balance. A wider and longer platform that glides effortlessly, is lightweight to carry and transports easily in a compact footprint.
ERS DUAL 9-6 S3
The best in class short board with endless versatility
The DUAL 9-6 S3 brings ruggedness to a shorter length class all-around SUP. Geometric graphic design with great glide, controlled turning and balance it is perfect for smaller riders and for those seeking adventure.
ERS DUAL 10-7 S3
The elite one all-around board solution - defined to an art
The incredible DUAL 10-7 S3 arrives at the water every session ready to perform. Including all the amazing enhancements we've developed and refined in our boards since 2012 the DUAL 10-7 S3 is a board nearly everyone can excel and grow their skills on. Low profile 5" depth, perfect outline shape, custom moderate rocker, ultra 'gecko' grip deck pad, and fully configurable LRC fin system it can go anywhere, and do anything - and it won't fade into the background.
ERS DUAL 9-6 S3R
The all-around river paddling SUP designed to ride it all
There are plenty of river centric paddling boards in the market but none bring the uniqueness, construction and feel of the ERS DUAL S3R. Utilizing our toughest X11 build we designed this board to run anything but also be able to attain and move in and out of play spots. The true 36" width gives paddlers balance to run through challenging river water while not forgetting the chill of a casual SUP outing with friends or the kids.
ERS DUAL 10-0 X3
Performance SUP boards designed for the ultimate crossover experience
ERS DUAL X3 performance boards ride higher on the water at 6" than our all-around S3 series and feature a squared-off tail for stabilization and water release. The unique outline shape creates a tighter turning arc and a more defined level of balance and recovery. Designed and enhanced for more challenging SUP pursuits, but they are also a blast for casual paddling sessions.
ERS DUAL 12-6 GT
Touring and distance focused boards in a class redefined
ERS 12-6 GT touring boards have been meticulously shaped to strike the ideal balance of speed and stability. They are designed to bring fun and versatility to a class that is often pigeonholed as only for distance paddling. Fast, rugged, and stable the GT touring SUPs will not only excel at distance - they can be used for racing, casual paddling, river running and even see out a yoga session. Built with the ERS ethos of minimalist clutter free design we've built the GT series to have utility across different paddling environments from the river to deep water coastline.
The perfect boards for paddling on Lakes, Rivers, & Beaches.
Our all round boards are AMAZING on flat water but provide performance enhancements such as a custom nose rocker and raised heel pad to ensure they excel in all SUP areas. Surf, Rapids, Chop, & Rough conditions.
Feel the glow. Our incredible 10-7 V-II arrives at the water ready to perform. Including all the amazing enhancements of our V-II boards such as our custom rocker, ultra grip deck pad, and fully configurable fin system it can go anywhere, and do anything - and it won't fade into the background.
ERS performance boards ride slightly higher on the water than our all-around series and feature a squared-off tail for stabilization and water release. This allows tighter turning arcs and a more defined level of balance & recovery. They are designed and enhanced for more challenging SUP pursuits, but they are also a blast for casual paddling.
Our incredible all-around board shapes have enhanced deck pads and a slightly reduced weight. These highly versatile boards feature fixed unbreakable fins and are designed for the SUP enthusiast that wants a quality board that is a no-fuss solution to getting out on the water as quickly as possible. Starting at just 19bs!
For 2019 we've taken the classic SKYLAKE shapes and added our LAKE RIVER COAST™ Fin System. These are designed for the SUP paddler who wants a lightweight, performance-ready board that is customizable to your riding preference.
V3 CORE OR SKYLAKE BLUE™
Our touring boards have been meticulously shaped to strike the ideal balance of speed and stability. They are designed to bring fun and versatility to a class that is often pigeonholed as only for distance paddling. Fast, stable, and light, our touring SUPs will not only go the distance - they can be used for racing, casual paddling, and even yoga. ERS Touring SUPs are a class redefined.