Zarautz: a surf tragedy in the Basque Country | Photo: EFE

Two beginner surfers have lost their lives in Zarautz Beach, Basque Country, Spain.

Brothers Javier and Andrés Guibert, 44 and 46, were learning to surf in severe maritime conditions, in a dangerous rip current area with large waves.

Surf instructors from local surf schools were able to rescue both men, but when they reached the shore, there was nothing else to do. When the ambulance arrived, Javier and Andrés were declared dead.


Brody Maclean: thruster power | Photo: Surfing WA/Woolacott

The Yallingup Boardriders have won The Surf Boardroom Surf League 2014, at Scarborough Beach, in Australia.

The competition founded in 1986 is the longest running and most prestigious tag team surfing event in Western Australia. The format allows clubs to nominate their six strongest surfers (four in Open age, one Over 28, and one Under 18), with each surfer's top two wave scores combined for a team total.

The Surf Boardroom Surf League 2014 attracted former ASP World Tour competitors, Qualifying Series campaigners, multiple junior and open State champions, big wave chargers and exciting free surfers.


Steph Gilmore: eyeing the flats | Photo: ASP/Laurent Masurel

Stephanie Gilmore defeated Sally Fitzgibbons to claim the Cascais Women's Pro 2014, in Portugal.

The ASP Women's World Championship Tour is down to the wire. With one lap to go, only Gilmore, Fitzgibbons and Tyler Wright remain in contention for the 2014 surfing crown. The Target Maui Pro will decide who will taste the champagne.

But Gilmore has moved to number one on the rankings, and adds a third season victory to the travel bag, after the Gold Coast and Trestles.