The Top 3 Surf Regions In The World, according to Cut Snake
The deep house DJ rascals we know and love as Cut Snake - A.K.A "Fish" and "Sedz" - have come off massive success with their hits 'Face Down' and 'Jungle Shrimp' and just this week they released a new song 'Maybe Why Not' in collaboration with Wongo.
The homegrown Gold Coast boys are also ripper surfers who have tasted the fresh ocean spray all over the world, so it comes as no surprise that MTV Travel would get their superior input into the best surf breaks in the world.
Speaking over the phone with Fish on the Gold Coast and Sedz in LA at their US base, the boys banter back and forth about their favourite waves: some short breaks, some gnarly - all "rippable" and in locations you will be sure to froth over.
1. Australia: Burleigh Heads and Wurtulla on the Gold Coast
You can call them biased, but we say we’ll take their more experienced word for it. The boys both named their hometown of the Gold Coast as the best surf region in the world. “There’s no place like home,” laughs Sedz.
“You can’t really beat it,” explains Fish. “Burleigh Heads where we pretty much grew up and surfed…Snapper Rocks, Stratty, there all in a 15-20 minute radius so you can get there pretty easily between each wave.”
Sedz prefers Wurtulla, a wave just a short distance from his house with a short beach break barrel. “May to June is the best time of year for that wave,” he explains. “But it’s still fickle so you’ve really gotta be on your game to get it.”
2. Fiji: Cloudbreak
The boys rate Cloud Break in Fiji one of the top class waves in the world. “It’s definitely a 10 point ride,” explains Fish. “You can’t really beat it. Everyone that has ever surfed there has never whinged about it.”
The name comes from the fact that it’s located in the middle of the ocean, about a 20 minute boat ride from the shore where the deceptively shallow barrel crashes and foams up as if a bunch of clouds collided together.
This is also a particular favourite for the boys as it brings their love of surf and music together. Cut Snake is set as one of the acts of Fiji’s ultimate island festival Your Paradise in November this year. “I’m frothin on that, aye!” says Fish. “I’m already ringing up the boat boys to find out how much it is to get out to Cloudbreak, cause I just want to surf.”
While novices may find the shallow break tasking, (“You’d probably have a little encounter with the reef that’s for sure,” laughs Fish), there are more accessible parts to the break as well.
With fellow surfers Yolanda Be Cool also on the set list, you can guess where to find the boys when they’re not killing it on stage.
4. Indonesia: Macaronis in Mentawai
When you hear the boys describe their favourite breaks you could easily be listening to two kids in a candy store. Their excitement and enthusiasm is palpable – even to a non-surfer.
“I surfed a wave in Indonesia called Macaronis," says Fish. “It’s like a kiddy’s skate park, you can do anything you want on that wave.” The trouble is you have to take three flights and then a ten hour boat ride to get to it, but the boys assure us it’s well worth it: “It’s just the most rippable wave ever.”
Well they’ve done the impossible. They turned an uncoordinated surfing noob into a wave-hungry enthusiast. See you out the back, I’m paddling after these guys.