Best Ding Repair in the NW

After a year of hearing paddler's opinions of where to get ding repair, these three options seem to be favorites:

- Mountains 2 Sound Outfitters in West Seattle (Also Alki Kayaks).

- Jeff Abandonato, former owner of the Cheka Looka Surf Shop. His new business, Stoke Mender has a few good reviews. He's based in Montlake Terrace.

- Steve DeKoch, Hemel Board Company, Seattle. Steve also makes hollow moulded SUPs. He has a service where he can vacuum water out of boards.

- Bobby Arzadon, Perfect Wave Surf Shop, Kirkland, WA:

- Rhonda Schwab, Kayakers Go Coastal, Auburn, WA (kayaks and boards):
Tel 253.735.9402;

- In Port Angeles, Bill Isenberger (kayaks, boards, etc):