Mistral’s involvement, successes and support of one SUPsports greatest annual events, the 11 Cities SUP Tour, staged in its homeland waters of Holland, is one of the highlights of the year and signifies the end of a long European summer season.

For 2018, Mistral will have a number of key participants, but of particular interest will be the welcoming of a Mistral Japanese Team of University Students, comprised of four uniquely keen athletes. For the past two years, our 12’6 International Mistral One Design (IMOD) inflatable boards have formed the nucleus of One-Design racing between rival Japanese Universities.

This has created a spin off into a the paddlers wanting to go faster and further and to take on greater challenges. Competing in the 11 Cities will be their greatest challenge so far and Mistral International and the Mistral Red Dot Paddle Division support crew shall be on hand to support and report on their progress over the 5 days of competition.

Kento MistuishiKento Mistuishi

Hosei University third-year student of Architectural Design. Started outrigger canoeing at high school age and SUP when he entered University.
Currently competes in both OC-1 and SUP racing.

  • 2017 All Japan Championship 7th Long Distance, 9th Technical
  • 2018 Kuwata Cup 4th Elite 12’6
  • 2018 Lake Yamanaka SUPer Marathon 22km Ironman Class 12’6 2nd place
  • 2018 Marboloyal Cup 3rd Elite 12’6

Tubasa HamanoTubasa Hamano

Keio University Second-year student at the Faculty of Policy Management. Started SUP after entrance to the University and became hooked, which resulted in watching SUP racing videos on Youtube all day.

  • 2017 All Japan Championship 21st Long Distance
  • 2017 All Japan University Student Championship Winner
  • 2018 Kuwata Cup 5th Eite 12’6
  • 2018 Lake Yamanaka SUPer Marathon 22km Ironman Class 12’6 Winner
  • 2018 Lake Tanzawa Marathon 10km 2nd place

Chika KashiwagiChika Kashiwagi

Yokohama City University third-year student at the International College of Arts and Sciences. After entering the University, she stared SUP. She was long distance athlete during junior high and high school age. After winning the All Japan Student Championship in 2017, she is regularly on the podium.

  • 2017 All Japan University Student Championship Winner
  • 2018 Kuwata Cup Inflatable Class Winner
  • 2018 Lake Yamanaka SUPer Marathon 22km Ironman Class 12’6 Winner
  • 2018 Marboloyal Cup 5th Elite

Midori SangoMidori Sango

Waseda University third-year student of School of International Liberal Studies. During a stay in the USA as a high school student, she started SUP and is training hard at the Waseda SUP Club. Visiting Spain as an exchange student from September 2017 to April 2018, she was training more than 3 days a week at the Barcelona Beach with her IMOD 12’6.

  • 2018 Marboloyal Cup Winner of Inflatable Class
  • 2018 Unio Catalana de Surf en Garraf (SPAIN) Winner of Inflatable Class
  • 2018 Euro Tour 5th World SUP Festival Costa Blanca (SPAIN) Participated in Elite class
  • 2018 Euro Tour 7th Bilbao WORLD SUP Challenge (SPAIN) Participated in Elite class