Legendary big wave surfer and renowned oceanographer Ricky Grigg dies at 77

May 31, 2014 9:26 PM

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Ricky Grigg, a former top-ranked big-wave surfer and oceanographer whose work confirmed one of Charles Darwin's theories about the origin of tropical islands, has died aged 77.

His wife, Maria, said that Grigg died of pneumonia on May 21 at his home in Honolulu.

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