Another year has nearly passed and Christmas is with us once again and with this we have to say thank you to all of our supporters new and old. We’re living through ever rapidly changing times and as we move forwards, the technological pressures of the world, make it ever more important to remember to maintain your physicality, general health and state of mind.

The beauty of water sports are clear to those who participate and whether you treat your participation as a sport or a casual recreation, the by-product is always the same; a connection with nature and the inevitable health benefits. There’s never been a more important time in history to find a reason to connect with the outdoor world, being as there are ever more increasing ways to find a reason to be sedentary, especially when it comes to sitting in front of a television, computer screen, tablet or mobile phone.

Importantly, it’s vital to recognise that rather than focusing on the lives of others in following what it is they are doing, as is the case with social media, take time to ensure you create for yourself a life well-lived, a life that is extraordinary and an inspiration to others. Make your own stories and memories by embracing every spare minute in pursuing your passion, in seeing work as a means to supporting that passion, whether you love to SUP, Kayak, Windsurf, Swim or take long walks on the beach or around rocky shorelines.

Relish winter storms and how the ocean serves up its furry or perhaps savour a calm sunny day when the ocean is mirror flat; it makes no difference, so long as you see every day as a ‘great’ no matter the weather. We love the great outdoors here at Mistral and one of our missions, is to enable you to enjoy time on the water, be it lake, river or sea and if not, time by the water spent in comfort and style. From all of us at Mistral, we wish you a very merry Christmas.