Gabriel Medina: showing off his thruster setup

Taj Burrow, Mick Fanning and John John Florence have been knocked out of the 2014 Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, in four-to-six foot (1 - 1.5 metre) waves at Main Break.

Bede Durbidge and Taj Burrow would not imagine they would have to re-surf their heat. It's rare, but it happens. Burrow became entangled in Durbidge's leash while paddling for a potentially heat-changing wave.

Burrow would come out of the gates firing in an attempt to secure his place in Round 4, detonating a 7.33 and 7.60 with his signature forehand flare.

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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.

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Kelly Slater: rail work in progress | Photo: ASP/Kelly Cestari

Kelly Slater survived his Round 2 clash against Nathan Hedge, at the 2014 Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, in Western Australia.

Despite the building swell on offer at Main Break, the world's best surfers had to manage a natural opponent. The local reef claimed boards, fins and flesh.

Slater and Hedge attacked the right-hander with incredible commitment, finishing their rides off on dry reef.

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