Peter Brockhaus makes contact with Rick Naish in Hawaii and travels to Hawaii and a contract is signed that Rick Naish would be Mistral’s board designer. Rick designs the Mistral Naish and Kailua boards and presents to Mistral, though they would not be released until 1979 due to manufacturing constraints. Ulli Seer begins shooting images for Mistral and would become instrumental in promoting the Mistral lifestyle to the world.