The latest swell update has just come in from Bali and it's looking like a possible start tomorrow. Official event forecaster Surfline predicts medium size, long period SW swell to build in for the first two days of the event waiting period, Tue/Wed 18th-19th.

Surfline add, "This will be a lully/pulsey swell with good waves when they do show, but some waiting in between sets thanks to the long distance the swell had to travel to reach Bali."

After that, another similar sized swell is predicted to roll in 22nd and 23rd. So nothing too sizey forecast for the moment but you never know. Stay tuned for on-site updates from our editor-at-large Ben Mondy and for the live web feed head on over to



In the meantime, here's the finalized Round 1 Heat draw:


Heat 1: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Bede Durbidge (AUS), Dusty Payne (HAW)

Heat 2: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Travis Logie (ZAF), Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)

Heat 3: Taj Burrow (AUS), Kolohe Andino (USA), Yadin Nicol (AUS)

Heat 4: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Matt Wilkinson (AUS), Oney Anwar (IND)

Heat 5: Mick Fanning (AUS), Brett Simpson (USA), Bruce Irons (HAW)

Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA), Damien Hobgood (USA), Jack Robinson (AUS)

Heat 7: Nat Young (USA), Kai Otton (AUS), Willian Cardoso (BRA)

Heat 8: Josh Kerr (AUS), Filipe Toledo (BRA), Kieren Perrow (AUS)

Heat 9: C.J. Hobgood (USA), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Raoni Monteiro (BRA)

Heat 10: Gabriel Medina (BRA), Michel Bourez (PYF), Adam Melling (AUS)

Heat 11: Jeremy Flores (FRA), Julian Wilson (AUS), Alejo Muniz (BRA)

Heat 12: Sebastian Zietz (HAW), John John Florence (HAW), Miguel Pupo (BRA)