Linda Benson

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Linda Benson (born Linda Rae Benson, 24 May 1944 Encinitas, California

Gidget (1959) stunt double
Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961) stunt double
Muscle Beach Party (25 Mar 1964) surfer girl
Bikini Beach (22-Jul-1964) beach girl
Pajama Party (11 Nov 1964) pajama girl
Beach Blanket Bingo (14-Apr-1965) beach girl

Encyclopaedia of Surfing: Linda Benson

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Linda Benson in 1970, photographed by LA Times photographer Joe Kennedy.

from The Women and the Waves:
World Champion, Makaha, 1959
US Champion, ’59, ’60, ’61. ’64, ‘68
1st Woman to surf Waimea Bay at 15 years old
Surfing Hall of Fame 1992
Huntington Beach Walk of Fame
Annette Funicello’s surfing double in the “Beach Party” films
Deborah Walley’s surfing double for “Gidget goes Hawaiian”
Contest director for Roxy Jam Cardiff/Linda Benson Women’s World Longboard Pro
United Airlines flight attendant 1966-2003

Linda Benson - Dodge Chalenger

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