The Hawaiin trio of Hubb, Dubb and Romero are here along with the current World Champion Uri Valdao and current ratings leader Guilherme Tamega both of Brazil.
The check in for day 1 will be tomorrow at 2pm as the event is still finishing a junior contest so a likely start will be tomorrow afternoon for R1.
The swell is forecast to come up overnight so things are shaping up very nicely indeed for this 4 day event.
The race for the 2009 WWT title has two front runners in Neymara Carvalho (Brazil) and Unate Aguirre (Spain)
The two are locked in a ratings race that will come down to the wire, so the result here in Sopelana will be crucial.