The Indian Ocean is an unpredictable mystery, and the organizers of the Rip Curl Cup know that very well.

That is why they called on an Expression Session to take the most out of the five-foot barrels on offer at Padang Padang. They know that the iconic spot can deliver bigger and better waves.

Nevertheless, Indonesian chargers Garut Widiarta, Pepen Hendrik, Raditya Rondi and Mega Semadhi paddled out and showed the world how to tame the beast.