Name: Franco Rebagliati AKA Ziggy Hutts
Home town/country: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Goofy or regular? Regular
Which board/s are you riding at the moment? 5, 8 Dick van straalen fish and 6″ super flat single fin (which I made myself).
Favourite break: mmmmmmm….cant pick just one, i guess every smooth and nice peeling point break.
Where was the best wave you rode this year? Hard one…….. i guess Lagundry bay at Nias. I went there of seasson this year and got 7 days with glassy perfect 5 foot waves with just another 5 pals in the water.. so so so happy I was almost crying in the water!
Do you do other board sports? I skateboard.
Where is your favourite place in the world and why? The best place in the world is just inside of you, but you have to travel a lot to find it. I really like south of India.
If you were stranded on a desert island with no waves, what 5 things would you want with you? Nothing.
What did you want to be when you grew up? I don't want to grew up.
What do you have planned for your next big adventure? Meet a lot of wonderfull people and surf the best waves of my life.
What’s your favourite food? I love milanesas de pollo a la napolitana, which means breaded breast chicken with tomato source, ham and melted cheese on top, all that with smash potato…
Describe your earliest memory of the sea or surfing: I was a little kid and started to swim free in the ocean. I used to love waiting for the green waves just as they broke. I’d face the beach so I could see inside the barrel as they broke on the back of my head, that was so cool, and at that time I didn’t know what surfing was!
Where did you first learn to surf? In a town calls Miramar in south of Buenos Aires ARGENTINA.
Which countries or spots are on your surfing wish-list? California, Africa, Taiwan.
You’re a musician too. Tell us about what music means to you: Music is bliss, like surfing, music is a channel to live through. I play music when I am surfing and surfing when I play.