Ribas, Victor

Flyweight Brazilian goofyfooter from Rio de Janeiro, world-ranked #3 in 1999, making him the highest-ranked Brazilian in the history of world tour pro surfing at the time. Ribas was born (1971) and raised in Cabofria, Brazil, began surfing at age 10, and turned pro in 1990. He was a small-wave dynamo—due in part to his spring-loaded build; at 5' 4", 125 pounds, Ribas was the smallest male surfer on tour—and thus struck fear into the hearts of fellow competitors in beachbreak events, where he ...