La FAE, Ecuador: everything is permitted | Photo: ISA/Rommel Gonzales

Four hundred surfers from 32 countries are ready to ride the waves of the 2014 ISA World Junior Surfing Championship (WJSC).

The world's largest and most important Junior competition will take place in La FAE, one of the best and most consistent surf breaks in Ecuador.

The confirmed countries are Argentina, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Germany, Great Britain, Guatemala, Hawaii, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Tahiti, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela and Wales.

"Excitement is building as all the participating National Delegations have arrived in Ecuador and are practicing at the beautiful point break and beach break waves of La FAE in the colorful city of Salinas", underlines Fernando Aguerre, president of the International Surfing Association.

The event gathers the best junior surfers from every continent to compete for their National Teams in an Olympic-style event. The surfers compete for medals and the honor of representing their respective countries.

La FAE is a ten minute drive from Salinas, Ecuador, and offers a long peeling left point break with a flat reef and adjacent sand bottom beach break that will be used for the double-area contest site.

The best swell directions are South-West and West swells, with the best season generally between March and May with light offshore winds, sunny conditions, and warm water.