Why Ride Earth River SUP?
Because We Make The Best SUP Gear
Earth River SUP manufactures the best inflatable stand up paddle boards, paddles, and accessories on the water. Our products are designed to perform great, be hard wearing, and keep you paddling longer and more frequently. We ride with you to your perfect spot – and here are a few reasons why:
OUR TRACK RECORD
ERS under the Surf & Paddle Inc. banner was established in 2012, just as inflatable SUP boards started become a realistic alternative to their hardboard counterparts. Before this the technology wasn’t ready despite some companies pushing them to market.
We saw distinct advantages in using them for SUP teaching schools – and focused developing our products for that environment. In SUP teaching schools our boards get used every day – in temperate extremes – and are put through grueling amounts of use. We design them to take a beating and to keep you paddling no matter what. We bring that knowledge and invaluable experience in making our products available to paddlers everywhere.
DESIGN + MATERIALS
Our design team is led by an MIT Engineering graduate, and ACA Level IV Instructor and a leading commercial designer – all paddlers.
When we design boards, we seek out the best materials – from our custom shapes to the highest grade deck pads. We are passionate about making the absolute finest SUP boards on the market. We are specific about the exact component we use on every different part of the board.
We develop ALL of our products down to the finest detail – we thinks it is worth it and so do our riders.
We ONLY make inflatble paddle boards which means we don’t have to adapt a hard board design – and cut corners in doing so.
Our inflatable are not a secondary product line like many of the major SUP / surfing companies – We specialize in them and they are our core business.
We bring knowledge about inflatable design that you just cannot achieve unless you are laser focused on inflatable technology. We work with the best board makers and source our components from the best.
THE INSTRUCTORS CHOICE
Stand up paddle boarding is still in its relatively infancy but associations like the American Canoe Association (ACA) have a qualification framework for teaching.
We have a strong network of paddling instructors and in fact we require our resellers and partners to have active certifications and be involved in the paddling community.
Even if you have some experience as a paddler, we recommend taking a lesson being one of the first things you do each summer – you can always learn something.
WIDE RANGE + USES
SUP should be FUN so we offer several different shaped boards to find your perfect ride.
In 2019 we use two alternate core composition technologies. Our ERS Tech DUAL uses dual layer fused technologies to create incredible stability and keep you on the water for longer.
Our designs have practical differences in performance and each have earned a place in our lineup. If it’s designed by us, it’s used by us, and we are our harshest critic. We love what we do, and if you choose to ride with us we guarantee you will too!
WE USE COMPETITORS BOARDS
We are fanatical about inflatable SUP so we are always comparing what we do to our competition. When we tell you that we make BETTER paddle boards – we mean it.
By comparing ourselves to others we can make sure we are always ahead of the curve when it comes to inflatable SUP design.
Our designs are ahead of the pack, and we are constantly developing new features that actually work and are not just gimmicky add ons. Any board feature has to make it through our intense testing AND teaching schools for an entire season – before we consider releasing it to a wider audience. We will also recommend you a specific competitors board we like, if we feel one of ours won’t meet your specific needs.
All our boards come with a GREAT rolling backpack that makes getting to more challenging environments just that little bit easier.
If you’ve got a flat environment – roll the ERS backpack as close to waterline as you can get it. Picking it up is as easy as throwing it over your shoulder and for an extended trek, fix it to your back and use the strap across the front for added stability.
We even include an oversize pocket for accessories, and it will fit your paddle + pump also. We should also mention we developed the BEST electric pump in the business and our other accessories are first class designs, all #designedbyapaddler.