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Thousands of slides from numerous photographers await digital scanning by archivist Steve Wilkings at the Surfing Heritage and Culture Center in San Clemente. Wilkings, a noted surf photographer in the 1960s and '70s, pioneered bolting a camera to the front of notable surfers' boards and triggering it from the beach by radio control.
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( Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times )

Thousands of slides from numerous photographers await digital scanning by archivist Steve Wilkings at the Surfing Heritage and Culture Center in San Clemente. Wilkings, a noted surf photographer in the 1960s and '70s, pioneered bolting a camera to the front of notable surfers' boards and triggering it from the beach by radio control.

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