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 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 on developing our products for that environment. In SUP teaching schools our boards get used every day - in temperature extremes - and are put through grueling amounts of use. We design them to excel in performance and to keep you paddling no matter what.
DESIGN + MATERIALS
Our design team is led by an MIT Engineering graduate, an ACA Level IV Instructor, and a leading commercial / industrial designer who are 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 and are specific about the exact component we use on every part of the board. ERS is constantly innovating and improving processes to make products that enhance the paddling experience.
We only make inflatable paddle boards which means we don't have to adapt a hardboard design - and cut corners in doing so.
Our inflatables are not a secondary product line like many of the major SUP / surfing companies. We specialize in inflatable design at the core of our business and have been at the forefront of SUP design for many years. ERS brings knowledge to our inflatable designs that you cannot achieve unless you are laser-focused on inflatable technology.
THE INSTRUCTORS CHOICE
Stand up paddle boarding is still in its relative 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 2021 we use two alternate core composition technologies. Our ERS Tech DUAL uses thermal X9 technology to create incredible stability and keep you on the water for longer. SKYLAKE boards use X9 Fused Laminate to provide lightness, but not sacrifice performance. ERS designs have practical differences but each has earned a place in our lineup after rigorous experimentation and testing. 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 RIDE AT A DIFFERENT LEVEL - 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 the 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.