New Horizons Out in the Pacific.
New International Team Riders and Alliances in Tahiti and Her Islands.
Major sponsoring and partnering with Waterman Tahiti Tours
Strong alliance forged with Air Tahiti Nui and Tahiti Tourism
Support of the Tahiti Ambassadorial Program
Sponsorship and signing of two new riders with Steeve Teihotaata, Bruno Tauhiro and Rete Ebb
Major sponsoring of the Ironmana Bora Bora Liquid Festival
Appointment of Stéphan Lambert as Mistral Team Tahiti
It is significant that during the years in which Mistral enjoyed its zenith within the windsurfing years, Hawaii was very much a focal point and in particular through the activities of the likes of Robbie Naish who lived here. From Kailua Hawaii to Diamond Head and Hookipa, the imagery and romance of tropical pastimes and inspiration for windsurfing and the Mistral brand grew ever stronger.
The undisputed bastion of canoe paddling, specifically outrigger canoe paddling, is that which manifests out of Tahiti and her islands and the characters who dominate the racing scene, who by default, also dominate the SUP podium finishings. Here paddling commands greater attention than soccer. It is their national sport, the pride of their islands and of their culture.
In addition to the new signings of Bruno and Rete, we have appointed a new Mistral Tahiti Team Manager, Stéphan Lambert , who will oversee the activities and logistics of our Team Riders in the islands and also at times overseas. This relationship brings with it through the Tahitian Ambassadorial Programme an immediate alliance with Air Tahiti Nui, Tahiti Tourism, which is highly significant. Stef will be working closely with Laurent Grimaud our Mistral Importer.