In the lead up to the event being called ON the locals his the Padang Padang line-up to prepare for this year's event.
The Rip Curl Cup on Bali has a month-long waiting period, and gathers some of the biggest names in the sport.
Balinese traditions were on display for the exciting opening ceremony.
The waiting game begins at Padang Padang for Indo's premiere tube-riding shootout.
Another star-studded field will head to Bali for a Padang Padang barrel-riding bonanza this summer.
The world's best barrel riders set their sights on Bali's hollowest wave for this year's Rip Curl Cup amid an epic season of waves.