From 24th May, the world's top junior surfing stars are set to gather on France's southwest coast, where they will compete for the 2008 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship.

This major meeting on the surfing calendar is returning to France for the first time since 1992 (when it was held in Lacanau, and won by Chad Edser).

Almost 300 competitors from 28 countries will be grouped into national teams, and will surf in official representation of their countries. In addition to the individual World Junior Champions titles, they will also be competing together for the title Junior Team World Champion, hoping to take the title from Australia, who won it last year in Costa de Caparica, Portugal.

Highlights are set to include the grand Parade of Nations in Hossegor on May 24th, and the procession will end with the Sands of the World Ceremony.