Welcome to the Torrey Pines Association

...guarding San Diego's priceless heritage, Torrey Pines...permanently.

Discover, enjoy, and protect Torrey Pines by becoming a member of TPA, the nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to preserving native habitat and increasing appreciation for Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve!

"Einstein of the Oceans" Turns 100

October 2017

Congratulations to longtime friend of Torrey Pines, Walter Munk, who turned 100 on October 19, 2017. The famed Scripps Institute oceanographer spoke at our annual meeting a few years ago and spun a marvelous mix of science as well as humorous tales. A new section of the Boardwalk in La Jolla Shores has been renamed in his honor. Dr. Munk began his career at SIO in 1939 and is best known for his research into waveforecasting. He once told TPA board member Peter Jensen a story about his early days with wet suits and scuba gear. He and a diving companion emerged from the ocean adjacent to the Marine Room restaurant windows and proceeded to shock the diners, who'd never seen such alien gear. It was like a remake of Creature from the Black Lagoon.

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Torrey Pines Association

P.O. Box 345
La Jolla, CA 92038