As we creep closer to the Rip Curl Pro competitors have been putting in the time at the fabled right-hander. The Brazilians came early, hungry to familiarise themselves with one of the trickier waves on the CT. New Zealand's Ricardo Christie has also been in the house as has a sprinkling of Aussies. This freesurf session features Filipe Toledo in sizzling form as Gabriel Medina, Adriano de Souza and Miguel Pupo chase down his slipstream. Photographer Steve Ryan told Tracks the Brazilians have been tearing. "They were ripping on Saturday as the swell built. I'd be scared if I drew them in a heat that's for sure." The Rip Curl Pro starts tomorrow and runs between April 1 - 12. Watch it Live Here.

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach Round 1 Match Ups 

HT 1: T. Burrow (AUS), W. Dantas (BRA), J. Flores (FRA)

HT 2: A. de Souza (BRA), K. Otton (AUS), B. Simpson (USA)

HT 3: K. Slater (USA), S. Zietz (HAW), R. Christie (NZL)

HT 4: J. Florence (HAW), I. Ferreira  (BRA), C. Hobgood (USA)

HT 5: M. Fanning  (AUS), F. Patacchia Jr.  (HAW), M. Ho  (HAW)

HT 6: G. Medina (BRA), M. Banting  (AUS),  J. Van Dijk (AUS)

HT 7: J. Smith (ZAF), A. Buchan (AUS), K. Asing (HAW)

HT 8: M. Bourez (PYT), N. Young (USA), D. Payne (HAW)

HT 9: J. Parkinson (AUS), M. Pupo  (BRA), G. Hall (AUS)

HT 10: J. Kerr (AUS), B. Durbidge (AUS), A. Melling (AUS)

HT 11: F. Toledo (BRA), O. Wright (AUS), J. Andre (BRA)

HT 12: J. Wilson (AUS), K. Andino (USA), M. Wilkinson (AUS)

Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach Round 1 Match-Ups:

Heat 1: Malia Manuel (HAW), Bianca Buitendag (ZAF), Laura Enever (AUS)

Heat 2: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Silvana Lima (BRA), Nikki Van Dijk (AUS)

Heat 3: Carissa Moore (HAW), Dimity Stoyle (AUS), TBD

Heat 4: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW), Alessa Quizon (HAW)

Heat 5: Tyler Wright (AUS), Johanne Defay (FRA), Sage Erickson (USA)

Heat 6: Lakey Peterson (USA), Courtney Conlogue (USA), Coco Ho (HAW)