Brockhaus and Heinz Bader of Scobalit manufacturing form a partnership in 1976. Scobalit would be manufacturer, Brockhaus Marketing Manager, Christian Muller-Kittnau creates Mistral Sportswear, Ernstfried Prade focuses on board design and components. Mistral is officially released at the Dusseldorf Show in Jan 1977 with the Super Wind board. Brockhaus meets a young Robbie Naish at the Windsurfer® Worlds in Nassau, Bahamas.