The event starts on Saturday and will continue until March 11.
After more than a decade as a full-time professional surfer, Wills, 33, announced his retirement at the Pipeline Masters in Hawaii in December. last year.
“It’s a big change after the last 15 years, but it was my choice to give it away. I’m really stoked to be finished and I’m enjoying home life with the family,” Wills said.
“There will be no pressure at all in the event. It will be great to be on the side of the hunter and not the hunted this year.”
Wills will draw one of the world’s top three-rated surfers, either nine-time world champion Kelly Slater (USA), world number two Bede Durbidge (Gold Coast, AUS) or world number three Taj Burrow (Yallingup).
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