Walter Munk Way

La jolla shores names street for local science hero walter munk. for all his accomplishments as an oceanographer, he’s a modest man who doesn’t see himself as the genius other scientists credit him as being. the scene at kellogg park, oct. 19, as la jolla shores renamed its boardwalk “walter munk way” on the eve of his 100th birthday, suggested a different analogy anyway. drawing a swarm of emotional fans, munk was more rock star than scientist.