During 2014, Mistral contacts ocean sports pioneer, author and athlete Steve West, living at the time in Fiji. A pioneering windsurfer, SUP and outrigger canoe paddler with over 25 years experience and two Molokai Hoe titles, author of over 20 books covering various ocean sport topics. A broader appreciation of water sports was needed to take Mistral on a journey of rediscovery. SUP was now becoming the fastest growing water sport.