I’m not a made in Canada/USA fanatic. I buy products made in Asia. In some cases there are no domestic choices and in others the Asian products are just too good a value to skip. Having said that I do like supporting companies that are able to build an excellent product in North America.
So I wanted to give Singshot Kiteboarding a shout out for building their boards in Hood River OR from locally sourced materials. I own two of their surfboards and they are great. Not only do they perform well, but they are priced well compared to the other kite specific surfboards in the industry.
I’ve been getting my Slingshot gear at Kite Paddle Surf in Bellingham WA. They’ve got great prices on SS kites and boards as well as excellent customer service.