Arnaud de Rosnay: a passionate windsurfer

On the 24th November 1984, a French adventurer went missing in the Strait of Taiwan, while trying to windsurf between China and Taiwan. His name was Arnaud de Rosnay.

A bold life. The windsurfer born on the 9th March 1946, in Paris, lived 38 years full of unconventional motivations and desires. At only 18, Arnaud de Rosnay was already photographing top models for Vogue, and traveling the world chasing diamond mines and precious stones.

When he discovered surfing, he instantly got in love with the sport. But he would not stop there. Arnaud helped to introduce windsurfing in France and co-organized the first national championships with his brother Joel.

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Windsurfing: in the end, it's all smile | Photo: Carter/PWA

A new found passion for windsurfing can be totally life-changing. It will likely invigorate your soul and increase happiness. So, why don't we get a group of windsurfing enthusiasts into the laboratory room?

Swedish health promotion specialist Henrik Beyer believes that conducting studies on windsurfer's experiences could lead to increased understanding of what passion and happiness really are.

"Hearing from windsurfers and how their life changed after starting to windsurf is quite inspiring. They seem to have found a mystical life force to enjoy and live through," notes Beyer, author of "Health & Fitness for Windsurfing."

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2015 US Windsurfing Nationals: Jesper accelerates | Photo: Daniel Gallet

Jesper Vesterstroem is the grand winner of the 2015 US Windsurfing National Championship, a three-day event held in Cabrillo Beach, California.

The Danish windsurfer claimed the Formula and Slalom divisions. Xavier Ferlet, his legendary archrival, had to content himself with a double victory in the Masters category of both Formula and Slalom competitions.

"Amazing event with lots of great people. The weather treated us perfect, and the wind was strong and challenging every day. Big thanks to the organizers, US Windsurfing, and sponsors for making this event possible," wrote Vesterstroem.

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