Customer Spotlight with Flat Tide Surf

Posted on December 6, 2015 by Austin Cox

We have thousands of devoted fans, and hundreds of those people are going on epic adventures with their Isle standup paddle boards. Ideally we wish we could promote everyone’s cool trips and this is the first step in that direction.

Our first customer spotlight is Eric Pappas who paddles religiously and looks like he would be friends with Bear Grylles or something. Eric and his business partners, Jason and Paige Smiley started Oklahoma’s first mobile standup paddle board rentals and tours that they called Flat Tide Surf. In addition, Eric’s wife and adventure sidekick Christy paddles with Eric a lot so we decided to share some pictures from their last adventure. Below is also a Q&A we had with the two of them! ENJOY.


Where do you live?

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

How long have you guys been paddling for?

Paddling about 5 years

When you’re not paddling you are?

Working at Flat Tide Surf, working out, traveling, snowboarding, snorkeling and going to OKC Thunder games.

What do you do for jobs?

Eric: Personal Trainer, Part owner of CEP Logistics and Part owner of Flat Tide Surf

Christy: Part owner of CEP Logistics

Favorite type of paddling?

Flat water, rivers, lakes and ocean

Favorite place to paddle?

Roatan Honduras, Lake Lawtonka, Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge with Flat Tide Surf

Why Isle?

Christy: Great reputation and loved the colors.

Eric: Needed an inflatable board for travels and one sturdy enough to hold all our gear.

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Austin Cox -

I have a passion for surfing, paddling and the ocean. I grew up surfing the chilly waters of Northern California and recently made the move to beautiful San Diego. Reach out to me if you have any questions or ideas you want to talk about. -


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