Merewether's Ryan Callinan will take confidence from his big-wave success at Bells Beach into a rare surf at Keramas for the Bali Pro.
The goofy-footer is ranked No.9 heading into the third stop of 11 on the championship tour after a semi-final effort at Bells, where he tackled the biggest waves he has surfed in competition in Australia.
Callinan beat 11-time world champion Kelly Slater in quarter-finals before losing narrowly to Filipe Toledo.
He will meet Slater and another American, Kolohe Andino, in the seeding round at Keramas, which could start Monday. The right-hand reef-break was not part of the tour when Callinan debuted in 2016 and he was excited for the opportunity.
"I've done a few juniors at Keramas and I did pretty good," Callinan said. "Not amazingly, but I made some heats, and I like the wave.
"I've been to Bali a few times in the last few years but I haven't surfed Keramas very much because it's quite crowded now. But I really enjoy the place. To have an event there will be spectacular and I can't wait to surf there and hopefully keep the roll going."
After the big-wave display at Bells and a finals day appearance at Pipeline last year, Callinan was hoping to show his versatility again.
"I feel like when it gets bigger it kind of simplifies the surfing you have to do," he said of Bells. "It's obviously scarier and harder but I enjoy the big stuff, and to get a heat where it's big and good, and you're versing some of the guys who are really good in those conditions, and beat them, it's great.
"But it will be a lot different at each event this year so hopefully I can be versatile and adaptable to the conditions, and keep it going."
Merewether's Philippa Anderson bowed out in semi-finals of the Gold Coast Pro on Sunday.
Clubmate Morgan Cibilic was a narrow third in his round four heat of the men's contest, also a 1500-point qualifying series event.