Born and raised in Florida, Erie Peeples has been shaping surfboards since 1991 and is regarded as a top shaper along the east coast. Spending his life in and around the water, he is a free surfer at heart but also has put in many years into competition surfing with the ESA and NSSA. His home break is New Smyrna Beach (The Inlet), but also is well traveled around the globe to top spots like Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica to name a few.
Erie is continuously working on new shapes and designs to give the rider the most advanced models on the market and to best fit their surfing style. Working one on one to help design that magic board, Erie uses some of the best technology available to able to reproduce or make the slightest changes to give that surfer that stoked feeling year after year with their board. With over 17,000 boards shaped, the personal attention that Erie gives to each board will send a surfer to the next level. His knowledge and experience doesn’t stop with just shaping boards but also spans into all aspects of manufacturing such as airbrushing, lamination and sanding/finishing work.
Most recently, Erie has been managing and manufacturing a line stand-up paddle boards under the WatersEdge SUP name. With how fast the SUP industry has grown, Erie has taken his surf knowledge and manufacturing experience and has been producing top quality american made SUPs for the entire family!
I have a talented and dedicated group of craftsmen that have devoted their surfing and lives into manufacturing high quality surfboards. All of our surfboards are made at our own factory by my hand picked crew. No outside or overseas factories are ever used.