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.
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.
This post was originally published on July 11, 2012.