Benson, Becky


Pioneering Hawaiian pro surfer, state champion in 1972 and 1973, and world-ranked #3 in 1977. Becky and older sister Blanche—daughters of Col. Albert Benson, a cameraman whose work was featured in over a dozen surf movies—were fixtures on Oahu's North Shore in the mid- and late '70s. "I never actually had the guts Blanche did," Becky later said. "My dad used to say she was all guts." Benson was 9...

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