Brian Ribakoff

Profile Updated: February 20, 2022
Residing In: Kata Beach, Phuket Thailand
Spouse/Partner: Happily Unmarried
Occupation: Too many to remember
Children: None, of which, I am aware at this time
Yes! Attending Reunion

Would you believe I just got an E-Mail address? Some day may even buy me a computer. But,I've got an Internet Cafe right across the road from my place in Phuket, Thailand. So don't be shy! Stay tubed-I know I am!! Big anniversary this year! It was July 5,1963 that I quit my first job [waiter at Indian Hills swimming pool] and bought my first surfboard. Now, a mere 50 years later I am again unemployed; but I do own eleven boards, at least seven of them in usable condition....Oh, how far we have come!! And while I did not fight in Vietnam, I did go surfing there in 1993. Life is sometimes strange that way, no? My how time flies... it's been nearly 10 years so I guess I should update... is anybody out there who remembers me anyway? I last saw Thailand in late 2018. Then the Covid hit and it became difficult to return. Spent a couple of years in a little apartment on South Beach right across the street from the Pelican Yacht Club.... my best job ever, two years as the lifeguard there in late '70s...And now I'm in The Yucatan in southern Mexico. Been here for the past seven months or so trying to improve my Spanish and stop throwing in Thai words, which seems to confuse the local folks to no end. I'm still surfing whenever I can find waves and remember where I left my surf wax... Back to Fort Pierce in April to house and dog sit for my friends, Robert and Sandy Kahn while they cruise the West in their camper. After that, who knows? Some place with warm weather and waves that's for sure! Adios Amigos

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Feb 20, 2022 at 5:50 PM

Hey Chuck! It's Brian Ribakoff (remember me?) We were roomies for a time on Indian River Drive when you were working at Piper in Vero (still waiting for you to do them dishes by the way) I logged into this site after many years and your smiling face popped right up so I figured I'd say hi. I'm still surfing and after many years in Thailand and South East Asia am living in southern Mexico. Got a good friend in Cairo, Georgia.... close to you? Hope you are well and remember some of the crazy times we shared...I sure do!! Adios Amigo!

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Oct 21, 2016 at 1:30 PM

Yo Brian! Hey man . . you sound good! I actually was going to move to Thailand about 15 years ago. Got an online manual written by a bunch of ex-pats and was impressed with the economy etc. of the country. I loved the exchange of currency from the dollar to the baht (especially now - the dollar is worth 4 cents here). Hope you're doing well. It's Warren Lewis' b-day today . . saw a post he made to you. Write me if you want - enjoy the waves. Mike Thomas

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Jun 16, 2014 at 2:17 PM

The Asian Surf Lizard still lives.