From the moment Mistral was released to world at the 1977 Dusseldorf Boat Show in Germany, the intention was clear; Windsurfing could be and should be a lifestyle. The design genius of Christian Muller-Kittnau, the drive of Peter Brockhaus, the skills of Hansi Fichtner, the production skills of Ernstfried Prade, the photographic creativity of Ulli Seer and ultimately the genius and talents of the Naish’s and Harold Ige and others, would see Mistral reach stratospheric heights which would make it the Windsurfing brand of choice.