From the moment Mistral was released at the 1977 Dusseldorf Boat Show in Germany, it was clear Mistral recognised Windsurfing as a lifestyle. The approach was unique through the fashion design of Christian Muller-Kittnau, the drive of Peter Brockhaus, the eccentricity of Ernstfried Prade, the photographic creativity of Ulli Seer and ultimately the genius and talents of the Naish family and that of Harold Ige and others, would elevate Mistral as the brand of choice within Windsurfing circles for decades.