It happened in Zumaia. Old thread: Bad Bad Day
(but vimeo video does no longer work or, better said, is private now)
On page 8 (Bad Bad Day
) there is an account of what happened:
"There was a swell, but nothing out of this world. (Our boats) had been racing
, and on returning ...
Really bad luck, because it was an exceptional breaker. In the end, of the four (overboard), two had lifevests, not the others, among whom was the skipper
. We spoke with them when they arrived at the wharf; they were relaxed and had not become frightened at any point. The two with no vests held onto those who had them, and being unable to swim, lay on their backs while awaiting rescue
. A scary encounter with an unheralded breaker."