Colonel Albert Benson was a true icon on the North Shore. After serving in multiple wars, he retired to Hawaii with his family and became interested not just in photography, but also in filmmaking, contributing to films like Cosmic Children and Free Ride. Using both his movie and still cameras, he captured timeless moments of the evolution of surfing through the 1960s and 70s. His kindness, generosity, and open-home policy for traveling surfers left a lasting impression on the North Shore. He embraced and lived the definition of aloha, and his contributions to not just photography, but to the community of the North Shore, will never be forgotten.