2015 would see Anders Bringdal relinquish the Mistral Windsurfing licence and in turn a temporary closure of Mistral producing windsurfing product. It was with mixed emotions being at the same time, Stand Up Paddling was booming and focus was now on nurturing this sector of the market together with Mistral’s licensees. Mistral would win the famous 11 Cities 5 Day SUP Race in both the Men’s and Women’s Division and other top international events, using a West designed Vortex board establishing itself as a highly competitive brand within the market.