Category: News

Bringing Windsurfing Back!

When you get down to it, windsurfing has had a very rough time of it ever since kitesurfing came along. The irony of it was, the very same individuals and brands that killed off windsurfing were those involved in the windsurfing industry and then everyone asks, ‘What happened to windsurfing?’ It was not as if… Read more »

New Episode of Mistral Live

We’ve a fantastic initiative to share with you in this, our 4th Mistral Live Show, with the launch of Magical Mistral Tours​, encouraging you to explore inland waterways local to you. Holland is showcased, with Dutch Champion Janneke Smits who explains some of the great opportunities that await for SUP exploration on Holland’s famous waterways…. Read more »

Why SUP Still Rocks

Not all buyers of boards are created equal and by this we mean in terms of pre-existing ability and aspirations. In the case of someone who has never been involved with on-water activities, specifically board sports, the learning curve will be steeper and the expectations somewhat lower in respect of input in for output gained,… Read more »

Everyone Loves a Bargain!

Mistral Bargain

If you’re in the mood for a bargain, we have some super high quality mens and women jackets, on sale and in edition, last seasons lycra’s. We’ve even have a Super Light Mistral Equipe Inflatable reduced from €1449 to €799 all to be found within our ‘Offers’ section of our website. On the subject of… Read more »

Loving your inflatable

Loving your inflatable

Whilst inflatable SUP technology has advanced over the years, one thing remains true and that is that they still require the end-user (you) to take good care through responsible ownership. Inflatable anything, means PVC, seams, valves and a host of other weak points, which if not properly cared for, can lead to a partial failure… Read more »

Mistral Easter Time Fever!

Here at Mistral, we’re busy doing more behind the scenes to create a revolution within the water sports industry than we have for many years before and in due course we will be sharing our developments and vision with you. Mostly, we want to ensure water sports can once again be embraced as ever more… Read more »

Have Bag Will Travel

No matter how near or far you travel, at the very minimum you will need to pack a bag for a few hours, a few days, a week or a few months – typically, the longer the duration and the further you travel away from home, the bigger the bag will tend to be. Based… Read more »

Windsurfing 20 Years On

“I just had to try the new 2019 Mistral Windsurfing Equipment – even though the wind was not great. Those who were Kiting, were barely getting going, many drifting downwind or sideways. Selecting the 7.8m Mistral Zonda sail was the obvious choice, to which I attached the super light and well constructed Quikslide 100 litre… Read more »

The Paddle

In all the excitement and possible confusion you may feel in the buying of your first SUP board, it’s not uncommon to put the paddle on the bottom of your list – or at least it’s secondary to the buying process. Sometimes this is not helped by your retailer who may also be putting little… Read more »

Periodising Your Training

With winter coming to an end in the Northern Hemisphere and the promise of spring in the air, you may well not have kept up an exercise regime and many of you will not have paddled through these cold months or for that matter, continued windsurfing. Coming out of a period of having reduced the… Read more »