de Rosnay, Arnaud

Dashing French surfer, photographer, and sailboarder, described by the London Telegraph as "a playboy [who] zigzagged through life as easily as a butterfly might pass through barbed wire."

De Rosnay was born (1946) in Paris, the son of an wealthy Impressionist painter and aristocrat whose barony dated back to the Crusades. Along with older brother Joel, De Rosnay was raised in Mauritius as well as Paris, and began surfing in the early '60s in the French resort town of Biarritz—Joel, by that ...