Surfing with remote camera
Feb. 24, 1970: Linda Benson, five-time world surfing champion, rides a wave near her Hermosa Beach home. Benson, then 25, had the perfect job for her love of surfing: She worked as a United Airlines stewardess on flights between California and Hawaii.
Retired Times staff photographer Joe Kennedy mounted a Nikon F camera body – with a 21-millimeter wide-angle lens – on the front of Benson’s surfboard. He activated the camera shutter with a radio-controlled remote.
These two photos were published on the Feb. 27, 1970, Times Sports Section front page.
The International Surfing Museum has this web page dedicated to Linda Benson.
Feb. 24, 1970: Linda Benson riding wave in front of her Hermosa Beach home on surf board equipped the remote camera. Credit: Joe Kennedy / Los Angeles Times
July 11, 2012, 9:34 pm
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