WATCH: Reckless or just good fun? Surfers risk seven-metre waves for selfies in Basque Country, Spain

A VIDEO doing the rounds on social media of a group of surfers mucking around on a seafront promenade battered by seven-metre waves in Zarautz in the Basue country prompts the question was their behaviour just good fun or reckless.

Several of the young men prance about on a breakwater as giant waves smash over it, taking selfies while egged on by their mates to jump into the roaring seas.

The video then shows a wall of water hurling one of the surfers into the water and then crashing against the promenade wall much to the enormous amusement of his chums.

Eventually the laughing friends throw a surfboard down to their mates being churned around in the current so they can get to safety.

The area was on an orange weather alert at the time.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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