Snow Skiing and SUP

All sports have matching supplementary activities, so as one may be your primary sport, the other your secondary. This could be a seasonal factor, so as in the winter months, one of these sports is better suited to the other and some of the best examples of this is the practical realities of water sports and snow sports and the varieties of activities they offer.

Importantly, they often replicate very similar bio-mechanical and balance demands made of the rider which has for many years, found mass appeal amongst water men and women who know this to be true. Snow and ice, is merely frozen water and so by default you could speculate that the primary difference between water sports and winter snow and ice sports is simply the extremes of water temperature, where water is hardened, frozen and the molecules reduced to zero velocity. With this in mind, SUP is very probably one of the best cross-platform related sports in line with snow skiing and many of its variants and more especially cross-country skiing (Langlaufing) which replicates many of the demands required of the rider.

SUP need not be your primary sport, but if cross-country skiing is, then SUP is the perfect companion for you to take up and embrace once the snow has melted away. The action of pushing down on ski poles, the demands made of balancing, the requirement for both upper and lower body core strength and fitness, are all replicated when carrying out sound SUP technique. With winter soon to turn to spring in Europe and elsewhere around the Northern Hemisphere, if skiing is your thing and you want to improve and maintain fitness levels, SUP would make the perfect companion and Mistral the ideal pathway to get involved and make it a part of your lifestyle.

15th February 2019

WELCOME TO​ MISTRAL TV

It’s new, it’s cool, it’s the home of MISTRAL LIVE – where each month, we carefully craft together, rolling video updates and stories from around the world, presented by Mistral’s very own TV Presenter, Mascha Lange. Showcasing Mistral’s Water Life and Living personalities, products, sports, destinations, fashions and lifestyles and plenty more, MISTRAL LIVE is designed to inspire, motivate and educate, as we take you on a journey of exploration into the wonderful world of Mistral through our eyes.​​

SUBSCRIBE TO MISTRAL LIVE TODAY designed to inspire, motivate and educate, as we take you on a journey of exploration into the wonderful world of Mistral through our eyes!

Each month, we carefully craft together, rolling video updates and stories from around the world, presented by Mistral’s very own TV Presenter, Mascha Lange. Showcasing Mistral’s Water Life and Living personalities, products, sports, destinations, fashions and lifestyles and plenty more!

31st January 2019

Snow Skiing and SUP

All sports have matching supplementary activities, so as one may be your primary sport, the other your secondary. This could be a seasonal factor, so as in the winter months, one of these sports is better suited to the other and some of the best examples of this is the practical realities of water sports and snow sports and the varieties of activities they offer.

Importantly, they often replicate very similar bio-mechanical and balance demands made of the rider which has for many years, found mass appeal amongst water men and women who know this to be true. Snow and ice, is merely frozen water and so by default you could speculate that the primary difference between water sports and winter snow and ice sports is simply the extremes of water temperature, where water is hardened, frozen and the molecules reduced to zero velocity. With this in mind, SUP is very probably one of the best cross-platform related sports in line with snow skiing and many of its variants and more especially cross-country skiing (Langlaufing) which replicates many of the demands required of the rider.

SUP need not be your primary sport, but if cross-country skiing is, then SUP is the perfect companion for you to take up and embrace once the snow has melted away. The action of pushing down on ski poles, the demands made of balancing, the requirement for both upper and lower body core strength and fitness, are all replicated when carrying out sound SUP technique. With winter soon to turn to spring in Europe and elsewhere around the Northern Hemisphere, if skiing is your thing and you want to improve and maintain fitness levels, SUP would make the perfect companion and Mistral the ideal pathway to get involved and make it a part of your lifestyle.

15th February 2019

WELCOME TO​ MISTRAL TV

It’s new, it’s cool, it’s the home of MISTRAL LIVE – where each month, we carefully craft together, rolling video updates and stories from around the world, presented by Mistral’s very own TV Presenter, Mascha Lange. Showcasing Mistral’s Water Life and Living personalities, products, sports, destinations, fashions and lifestyles and plenty more, MISTRAL LIVE is designed to inspire, motivate and educate, as we take you on a journey of exploration into the wonderful world of Mistral through our eyes.​​

SUBSCRIBE TO MISTRAL LIVE TODAY designed to inspire, motivate and educate, as we take you on a journey of exploration into the wonderful world of Mistral through our eyes!

Each month, we carefully craft together, rolling video updates and stories from around the world, presented by Mistral’s very own TV Presenter, Mascha Lange. Showcasing Mistral’s Water Life and Living personalities, products, sports, destinations, fashions and lifestyles and plenty more!

31st January 2019

MISTRAL BRAND HERITAGE

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: Mistral is windsurfing, windsurfing is Mistral!

Mistral was at its height in the ‘eighties. All surf professionals embrace Mistral, the intensely coloured creations with the legendary red dot rule the waves at beaches throughout the world. Mistral is expressive, visible and in demand. Sport, innovation, technology and most of all fun are inextricably bound to this new lifestyle.

The colourful ‘eighties and the relaxed coastal life are still at the heart of the Mistral brand. The collection consists of everything that makes coastal life so beautiful: from innovative surfboards and SUP boards to clothing, footwear and lifestyle products. The mix of maximum quality, perfection and the link to Mistral’s origin give all of the products the distinct Mistral character.

MISTRAL BRAND HERITAGE

Team riders

Steeve Teihotaata

Steeve Teihotaata is quite simply the world’s best outrigger canoe paddler at this point in time. Born and raised as an ocean athlete on the island of Bora Bora, he is relatively new to SUP, but he made a name for himself by winning the 132 miles SUP 11 City Tour 2015 – 5 straight wins every day on the Mistral Vortex 14?.

Where does all this talent come from. He is one of the world’s best V1 and OC1 paddlers, winning the Super Aito 2010, the Te Aito 2011, 2012 and the OC1 Solo Moloka’i in 2012, 2014 and 2015, finishing 2nd in the Super Aito 2015, by only 8 seconds to Jérusalemy Kevin Ceran.

In 2012 he won the Ironmana Bora Bora Va`a Hoe 62 km with an average speed of 12kph. The Ironmana Va`a Hoe Race has been considered by paddlers as the most difficult ever one man canoe race. ‘Steeve Teihotaata, was known to me through his OC1 wins of Molokai to Oahu races in 2010, 2014 and 2015 beating the likes of Danny Ching.

In addition he paddles with Tahiti’s EDT V6 (OC6) crew and a winner of the Molokai Hoe and many great races back in Tahiti. In addition he, is a Super Aito V1 winner and runner up – the most gruelling solo paddle craft distance event on earth. Growing up on the mythlogical island of Bora Bora, surfing and paddling, Steeve’s natural ability, led him to move to Papeete to paddle and train with his EDT crew.’ – Steve West – Mistral. There’s no doubt that with Steeve on board with Mistral and with our great board designs, no one is going to take his place on the start line lightly. This is a guy is uniquely gifted and properly quick.

Surf forecast

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