Maroubra will come alive yet again when the 2018 Carve Pro QS1,000 event kicks off tomorrow.
The elite four-day competition - which will form the first of four stops on the Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series - will take place from 18 - 21 January, 2018.
200 of Australia's and the world's most promising male and female surfers will compete in the event.
Jacinta Greenup, Hinata Aizawa, Jordan Winstrom, Tye Koolis and Shira Arakawa have all been awarded wildcard entries into the event and will make an appearance in the seeded rounds.
Carve Director Matt Whyte said the event had gone from strength to strength over the last few years and is looking forward to seeing what transpires in 2018.
"The Carve Pro has grown exponentially since it went from a Pro Junior to a Qualifying Series event in 2016," said Whyte. "Since then, we've seen competitors who were junior stars grow into genuine QS warriors and we can't wait to see who emerges through the ranks when the event kicks off."