Originally founded in 1976 by Peter Brockhaus, with Ernstfried Prade as designer. Mistral’s success story starts in 1976, when, due to its passion for water and wind, the originally Swiss brand develops an innovative concept: surfboards with a sail. A new surfing dimension is born and proves to be an international hit. Mistral sets the tone in the development of windsurfing boards. Technological innovations rapidly follow, new materials are developed and tested. Mistral turns windsurfing into an international sport and even launches the Mistral World Cup Team. The brand becomes synonymous with windsurfing. Today, Mistral has a strong focus on Stand Up Paddle Boarding and leads the field in a variety of technological innovations and concepts. More than a SUP company, Mistral has a worldwide network of Licensees and is in every sense a true water sports focused, lifestyle company. . . .