Maryland-based Earth River SUP is a company that is passionate about producing the best inflatable paddle boards on the market, and they're constantly striving to push the envelope when it comes to iSUP construction and materials. Founded in 2012, Earth River SUP's expanding line of boards continues to grow in popularity and they're used daily by SUP instructional schools throughout the U.S.
Currently, the company's line of inflatable SUPs consists of 14 models, ranging in size from 9'6″ to 12'6″.
All Earth River SUP boards are backed by a 2-year warranty (as well as a 30-day money back guarantee) and the company's design team consists of an MIT-trained engineer who specializes in manufacturing and hydrodynamics, a commercial designer, an ACA level 3 SUP instructor, and various SUP schools and outfitters.
In addition to their high-quality inflatable paddle boards, Earth River SUP also has a popular line of SUP accessories.
Where to Buy Earth River SUP
Earth River SUP (ERS) boards are sold exclusively through Pumped Up SUP. At this time they only sell in the United States.
Earth River SUP Comparison Chart
|ERS 9-6 SKYLAKE GREEN||9'6″x31″x5″||18 lbs||200 lbs|
|ERS 10-7 SKYLAKE GREEN||10'7″x32″x5″||21 lbs||240 lbs|
|ERS 11-0 SKYLAKE GREEN||11′x34″x5″||22 lbs||265 lbs|
|ERS 9-6 SKYLAKE BLUE||9'6″x31″x5″||18 lbs||200 lbs|
|ERS 10-7 SKYLAKE BLUE||10'7″x32″x5″||21 lbs||240 lbs|
|ERS 11-0 SKYLAKE BLUE||11′x34″x5″||22 lbs||265 lbs|
|ERS 12-6 SKYLAKE BLUE||12'6″x32″x6″||23 lbs||265 lbs|
|ERS 10-9 SKYLAKE GT||10'9″x30″x5″||20 lbs||200 lbs|
|ERS 11-2 SKYLAKE GT||11'2″x32″x5″||22 lbs||240 lbs|
|ERS 9-6 V3||9'6″x31″x5″||22 lbs||200 lbs|
|ERS 10-0 V3||10′x33″x6″||25 lbs||290 lbs|
|ERS 10-7 V3||10'7″x32″x5″||25 lbs||240 lbs|
|ERS 11-0 V3||11′x34″x5″||26 lbs||290 lbs|
|ERS 12-6 V3||12'6″x32″x6″||27 lbs||350 lbs|
Earth River SUP Review Summary
Earth River SUP 9-6 SKYLAKE GREEN
Weighing in at only 18 pounds and measuring 9'6″ x 31″ x 5″, the Earth River SUP 9-6 SKYLAKE GREEN is a lightweight, shorter board that is great for smaller paddlers and anyone who wants something that is compact and light. This board has a great all-around shape that enables it to perform well in a wide variety of water conditions.
Whether you're interested in flat water paddling, rapids, or surfing, the 9-6 SKYLAKE GREEN is a capable board that won't let you down.
For more information on this SUP, click here.
Earth River SUP 10-7 SKYLAKE GREEN
One of the most popular boards in ERS' lineup is the Earth River SUP 10-7 SKYLAKE GREEN. This iSUP measures 10'7″ x 32″ x 5″ and is a great all-around board that is lightweight and fun to paddle.
The 10-7 SKYLAKE GREEN is a good choice for paddlers who are going to be doing everything from SUP fitness to whitewater, and it features three permanently fixed thruster fins. The deck of the board is covered by a really nice, thick EVA foam traction pad, and there are D-rings at the nose and tail as well as a bungee storage area up front for securing a bag, PFD, or other gear.
Earth River SUP 11-0 SKYLAKE GREEN
The Earth River SUP 11-0 SKYLAKE GREEN is a longer, wider board than the 10-7, making it an ideal choice for larger paddlers. Measuring 11′ x 34″ x 5″ and weighing in at only 22 pounds, this lightweight and stable board is capable of supporting up to 320 pounds. The 11-0 SKYLAKE GREEN features Earth River SUP's Tech Dual fused laminate construction which gives it excellent durability while maintaining the board's light weight.
If you're a larger paddler looking for an all-around iSUP, the 11-0 SKYLAKE GREEN is one to seriously consider. Click here to get more info on this board.
Earth River SUP 9-6 SKYLAKE BLUE
Like the company's entry-level 9-6 SKYLAKE GREEN, the 9-6 SKYLAKE BLUE model is an outstanding choice for smaller paddlers who are looking for a versatile, well-made iSUP that can handle just about anything.
The ERS 9-6 SKYLAKE BLUE features three removable fins on the bottom of the board which gives it added versatility when compared with its SKYLAKE GREEN counterpart. The center fin utilizes a universal US fin box while the two smaller side fins are click fins. Earth River SUP includes two center fin options with this iSUP backpack, giving you the ability to use the shorter fin for shallow water paddling. More details on this model are available here.
Earth River SUP 10-7 SKYLAKE BLUE
An extremely popular board in ERS' lineup, the Earth River SUP 10-7 SKYLAKE BLUE is an inflatable SUP that can pretty much do it all. Measuring 10'7″ x 32″ x 5″ and weighing in at 21 pounds, the 10-7 SKYLAKE BLUE is great for beginners but also a fun board for more advanced paddlers.
This board includes all of the great features of its SKYLAKE GREEN sibling but Earth River SUP swapped the three fixed fin setup with a removable fin configuration for added versatility, something which comes in handy when you're dealing with constantly changing conditions. Check out our Earth River SUP 10-7 SKYLAKE BLUE reviews page for more info on this model.
Earth River SUP 11-0 SKYLAKE BLUE
A larger all-around board ideal for taller paddlers, the Earth River SUP 11-0 SKYLAKE BLUE measures 11′ x 34″ x 5″ and it weighs in this season at 22 pounds.
At 34″ wide, this is currently the company's widest iSUP design and it obviously earns very high marks in the stability department.
With its versatile design, confidence-inspiring stability, and high-quality construction, this is a board that should be on your radar if you're looking for a larger all-around iSUP. You'll find more information on the 11-0 SKYLAKE BLUE here.
Earth River SUP 12-6 SKYLAKE BLUE
An idea choice for touring and paddling longer distances, the Earth River SUP 12-6 SKYLAKE BLUE measures 12'6″ x 32″ x 6″ and weighs only 24 pounds. This board features a large removable single fin, and there are D-rings at the nose and tail as well as a bungee storage area.
Whether you're into SUP racing, overnight adventures, touring, or just like to paddle fast, the 12-6 SKYLAKE BLUE is a solid board that will serve you well for many years to come. Click here for more information on this model.
Earth River SUP 10-9 SKYLAKE GT
A recent addition to the company's iSUP range, the Earth River SUP 10-9 SKYLAKE GT is an ideal inflatable paddle board for those who want to go faster and farther without making big sacrifices in terms of maneuverability.
This board is a great option if you've been thinking about moving up to a touring SUP but don't really want to deal with the added size. The 10-9 SKYLAKE GT's square tail increases overall stability when performing pivot turns and the tapered nose cuts through wind and chop effortlessly.
Earth River SUP 11-2 SKYLAKE GT
Another new addition to Earth River SUP's inflatable paddle board lineup this year is the 11-2 SKYLAKE GT. A larger, wider version of the 10-9 SKYLAKE GT, this board is good for larger paddlers who need the added 11-2's added volume. At 32″ wide, it's also a more stable platform and is the better choice when it comes to navigating chop.
The 11-2 SKYLAKE GT's unique design blends the touring SUP category with the popular all-around class to deliver excellent paddling performance and overall versatility. Click here to get more information on this brand new ERS model.
Earth River SUP 9-6 V3
Featuring ERS' V3 Core construction, the Earth River SUP 9-6 V3 is another great option for smaller paddlers. This board has a 2+1 fin configuration with removable 4″ twin click fins and a removable large 8″ center fin. ERS also includes their LAKE RIVER COAST fin package with this model which gives you a variety of options.
The high-quality deck pad has a raised foot bar and kick tail for performing advanced maneuvers, and the advanced V3 construction incorporates a second layer of military grade fabric which has been thermally fused to the inner core.
Earth River SUP 10-0 V3
The Earth River SUP 10-0 V3 is an all-around SUP that has a pointed nose profile and squared off tail shape, giving it excellent abilities in terms of tracking, glide, and maneuverability. This is a fun board that is designed for flat water paddling, surfing, and whitewater, and there are stainless steel D-rings at the nose and tail as well as a bungee storage area for securing gear.
The new Earth River SUP 10-0 V3 measures 10′ x 33″ x 6″ and it weighs in at 25 pounds. The maximum weight capacity is 290 pounds, so it's capable of supporting heavier paddlers and additional gear. For more info on this board, please check out our Earth River SUP 10-0 V3 reviews page.
Earth River SUP 10-7 V3
The Earth River SUP 10-7 V3 is a slightly heavier version of the popular 10-7 SKYLAKE model which adds the company's V3 Core construction for increased durability. This board has an attractive striped graphic design that several of the other V3 boards share (with two nice color options this season), and the 2+1 fin setup features two small removable side fins and an 8″ removable center fin.
This is a super durable, well-built board that is extremely versatile and capable of handling pretty much anything you can throw at it.
Earth River SUP 11-0 V3
Sharing the same great design as the 11-0 SKYLAKE but adding additional durability and a removable 2+1 fin configuration, the Earth River SUP 11-0 V3 is another excellent option for larger paddlers who need a board that can do it all.
The 11-0 V3 is a workhorse that is built to last, and it features a wide design that makes it a good choice for SUP fitness and anything else where additional stability is needed. The V3 core's second layer of fabric is thermally fused to the board's inner core, increasing durability at the expense of 3 more pounds of weight. More details on the new ERS 11-0 V3 are available here.
Earth River SUP 12-6 V3
Another great board for SUP racing and touring, the Earth River SUP 12-6 V3 is a more durable option that incorporates the company's V3 Core construction at the expense of 2 additional pounds of weight.
The 12-6 V3 includes ERS' premium fin package which gives you a lot of configuration options. The 12-6 V3 is a sleek, fast board that glides well in the water and is built like a tank. For paddling long distances, Earth River SUP's top-of-the-line 12-6 V3 touring board is an excellent iSUP to consider. Click here for additional info.
Earth River Warranty Information
You have two options with the return policy at Earth River SUP. Within 30 days you can 1) return an unopened and unused board for a full refund* minus $99 to cover the cost of shipping in both directions or 2) you can return your board used or opened and apply it as a credit toward another board in the same price range. Shipping fees of $99 will apply along with a 20% restocking fee – higher than normal. They call this the ERS 30-day “Ride at a Different Level Guarantee” and we think it is a good return policy.
Previous boards we test came with the documentation of a 1-year warranty but there is no current information on their website.
All-in-all we are disappointed that they don't have more warranty information on their site. The information we did find was under “BUY.” Read here what we found on their warranty.