Oceanographer, top surfer Ricky Grigg dies at 77

May 31, 2014 6:20 PM

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The celebrated surfing pioneer was also a marine researcher who explored undersea volcanoes and once spent 15 days submerged off the California coast in an experimental capsule called Sealab II, the Los Angeles Times ( http://lat.ms/T1IMTO) reported Saturday.

Richard Wayman Grigg was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Santa Monica. As a youth he traveled the California coast in search of big waves.

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