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SALT WATER OF SENEGAL | SAM BLEAKLEY

Ambassador Sam Bleakley is a well-travelled surfer. As a former European Longboard champion, Sam's professional career has seen him compete around the globe as one of the most respected in his trade. In more recent...

Collective Mapping In Our Modern Surf Age | Pete Geall

Surfers are master map makers. We create, nurture and build narratives around our favourite spots. The fluid nature of our pursuit offers flux and change on a constant level. We understand this innately; no two...

SilverTech Fabric: Antibacterial Technology

We have worked on creating a fabric fit for summer base layers. The NEW Argentum tops blend SilverTech and organic cotton, making them ideal for everyday or active wear due to the moisture wicking and...

Bears and Big Waves

In January we invited Trevor Gordon, a Californian surfer, sailor and filmmaker to visit us at the Workshops. Along with Ambassador, Matt Smith they spent three days in Cornwall hosting one community night at Finisterre...

BIG SPRING BEACH CLEAN

Surfers against sewage calls for giant wave of volunteers to join its biggest ever uk spring clean, from summit to sea! THE CALL TO ARMS • Urgent call for volunteers to join more than 600...

BOWMONT UPDATE | SPRING 2019

 Our suppliers make for some of the most important relationships we have. These are paramount to ensuring we make the best product possible and continue to adhere to our three points of commitment; product, environment...

CLOSING THE LOOP ON DIRTY DENIM

Between the US and the UK alone, over 500 million pairs of jeans are purchased every year. The sad fact is that most of them will end up in landfill. Wasted. Forgotten. Useless. But there...

BEYOND THE NOISE | ONLINE RELEASE

'Distracted by realities of our own invention, the natural world becomes invisible, technology is our king. As the cracks in society spread, two surfers seek refuge in the vastness of the ocean, away from the...

TRUSTING THE PROCESS | EASKEY BRITTON

Inspiration can come in many shapes and forms. We find it in its droves in the  ocean environment and in those who spend their time immersed in it. This International Women's Day, we celebrate all the women...

A RENEWED FOCUS | PHOTOGRAPHER JACK ABBOTT

We've known Jack for a little while now, once resident photographer at our Bristol store. An avid surfer himself and splitting time between city and surf, it made perfect sense in having Jack lend his lens to...

HANDS FIRST | RECONNECTION THROUGH BODYSURFING AND MAKING

For many of us, surfing is simply a means to spending moments in the ocean; in nature. Like any relationship though, our connection with the natural environment can be easily stretched and worn thin -...

SEVEN STONES LIGHTSHIP | PETE GEALL

As our very namesake would suggest, much of our inspiration is born of the sea and maritime tradition. As surfers and regular users of the ocean, we rely on accurate weather and wave forecasting (as...

NORTH SEA HOLES

  It's been a year since we finished filming north sea holes so I contacted the gang; Chris McClean (Director and Editor), Lewis Arnold (Filmer and DOP) and Sandy for some words to accompany the...

THE WAREHOUSE CREW

If there is anything indicative of our business growth over the last 15 years, it’s the warehouse. As Finisterre have grown, the warehouse crew have played a vital part in getting product logged, shipped out...

RECONNECT | LEWIS ARNOLD & SANDY KERR

For photographer Lewis Arnold and Finisterre Ambassador Sandy Kerr, the early dialogue of spring could seem a long way off in the beginnings of February. With anomalous 'huge period swells' and less than friendly morning temperatures...

MORNING RITUALS | EMMA FRASER-BELL

As we slowly reach the depths of winter, frigid temperatures and dark mornings ensure that only the committed get into the water. We turn to woman of the sea, Emma Fraser-Bell to tell us about the...

ALL AT SEA | ED MARTIN

Sailing and kayaking on a three-month solo voyage around Iceland, the Faroes, Shetland and Scotland, Ed Martin knows the ruthless whims and flippant betrayal the weather can unleash all too well. From electrical storms to...

WHEAL KITTY COMMUNITY | OPEN

Arriving at Wheal Kitty as creative production company Sideways, Mark and Em Anderson weren’t the obvious contenders to take on the old board factory. But, by drawing on their flair for a story and intuition...

WHEAL KITTY COMMUNITY | SURFERS AGAINST SEWAGE

From courting the royals to heading up a global movement, as one of Wheal Kitty’s founding fathers, Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) hasn’t let up since day one. We caught Hugo Tagholm and Jess North in...

WHEAL KITTY COMMUNITY | CANTEEN

When it comes to post-surf breakfasts, coffee catch-ups and lunchtime dining, there’s only one place in Wheal Kitty we want to be. We caught up with Canteen’s Ben Quinn, Sophie Cartmail and Trav Bulbeck to...

WHEAL KITTY COMMUNITY | FINISTERRE

Delving into our clifftop community and taking stock of relationships forged, we turn to Steph Rogers and Ade Flowers, Finisterre’s newest team members, for a fresh take on Wheal Kitty’s unique atmosphere and what’s on...

HARRY BROCKWAY | HEADLAND ARTIST SERIES

All hail the humble Fulmar.   To the untrained eye they are lost amidst reeling gulls out at sea.Look more closely and you’ll see a true master of the air and one of our most...

THE SEA AND THE LAND

 "Consider them both, the sea and the land; and do you not find a strange analogy to something in yourself?" - Herman Melville, Moby Dick. After another year of tending to the arable corner of Lahinch in...

TREVOR GORDON | IN CONVERSATION WITH MATT SMITH

Sailing, surfing and storytelling.  A glimpse at what's to come during next weeks store talknights with surfer, Trevor Gordon and Finisterre Ambassador, Matt Smith. Focussing on the present, past and future and the lessons learnt through...

2018: LOOKING BACK BY FINISTERRE FOUNDER TOM KAY

"Using business as a force for good." Welcoming in the new year and reflecting on the year past with a few words from Finisterre Founder, Tom Kay. Supported by our customers and community, there were...

WETSUITS FROM WETSUITS UPDATE

Committed to finding a solution to a huge global problem, we find ourselves deep in our Wetsuits From Wetsuits Recycling Programme. The mission: to find a way to introduce closed loop manufacturing to the industry....

Cold Hands, Warm Heart | Pete Geall

The words 'epic' and 'perfect' although often the most fitting diction to describe the surf conditions, can often get cast around with loose referene. In the wake of recent swells (and accompanying wind) there would...

FOUR WALLS SURROUNDED BY WILD | PETE GEALL

For Pete Geall, a man who is quite comfortable with a sensibly priced Bivvy bag, the prospect of staying somewhere with basic brick and mortar was that of Airbnb luxury.  In search of the cold...

SUSTAINABLE IN DESIGN | FLEXI-HEX

Travelling with a surfboard can be a nightmare. Not only are we slapped with excess baggage fee's, but when we arrive at our destination we nervously open our bags to assess what potential damage has...

WHITE ROSES | CHRIS MCCLEAN

Anticipating the first swell of the season, much like waiting for the ground base of snow in the mountains, will long continue to spark excitement in the most seasoned of surfers.  As Photographer, Chris McClean prepares for...

THE FINISTERRE BROADCAST PRESENTS | COLIN MACLEOD

 Alex James of Blur farms goats for cheese. Chrisse Hynde of The Pretenders, Ahimsa milk from cows. If Bruce Springsteen was a sheep farmer, it'd look a whole lot similar to Colin Macleod's set-up. The Isle of...

An Email From The Farm

The Bowmont Merino sheep have been selectively bred for British conditions, generation after generation to provide us with a superfine UK fibre. Throw in a cold front from Siberia and one of the hottest summers...

SUMMIT TO SEA | COLIN MACLEOD

Born an islander at the wind-whipped edge of the Atlantic, Colin Macleod takes changing rhythms in his stride. Through peaks and troughs, rising swell and glassy calm; between the LA late shows and long haul...

SHELTER FROM THE STORM

Four walls and a roof for survival; hook for the hiker’s hat; meeting place for outdoor souls. Tucked in a valley or clinging to the slope, in an untouched corner between summit and sea, you’ll...

In Conversation: Tina Bingham and Amy Brock Morgan

Friendships forged in transit often become the strongest. Amy Brock Morgan; maker and adventurer, who also heads up Finisterre's repairs workshop, and surfer and model Tina Bingham, connected in Iceland. They missed flights, wrestled with...

TRUE NORTH PHOTOGRAPHER | LUCIA GRIGGI

Remote Russian islands, humpback whales and an Arctic fox falling asleep in her hand are all in a day’s work for Lucia Griggi. And while savouring the adventure, the National Geographic photographer has increasingly found...

TRUE NORTH PHOTOGRAPHER | JACK JOHNS

More at ease gazing into Aileen’s cavernous oblivion than directing a crowd of people, Jack Johns is never happier than floating alone in the wilderness –which makes his accomplishments on everything from music videos to...

TRUE NORTH PHOTOGRAPHER | BRYANNA BRADLEY

Former photojournalist Bryanna Bradley has helped put the female surf community in Tofino, British Columbia, firmly on the global map. She talks yellow feet, patience in chaos and her ongoing obsession with light. What drew...

TRUE NORTH PHOTOGRAPHER | JAMES BOWDEN

No mobile phones, no electricity, just a camera and some good waves… James Bowden likes nothing better than venturing out into the distant wilds. He talks the allure of photographing people, having Finisterre ambassador Noah...

BEYOND THE NOISE | ON THE ROAD

Claiming the award for Best Cinematography at this years London Surf Film Festival at its first outing and world premiere, it was apparent early on that Beyond the Noise was and is far more than a...

Stopping Time

A pilgrimage north has long been deemed a rite of passage for British surfers and those in search of cold uncrowded waves. No stranger to the lands and surrounding islands, Dan Crockett explores the bountiful coastline...

SHOWING THE UNSEEN | JUSTIN HOFMAN

Justin Hofman is an inveterate adventurer. Armed with a marine biology degree and a camera, he traverses the planet sharing his love of the natural world – from the serene beauty of the Great White...

IN CONVERSATION | CHRISTOPHER RAEBURN X TOM KAY

Grabbing a few precious minutes of Christopher Raeburn’s time before the onslaught of September’s London Fashion Week, we brought him and Finisterre founder Tom Kay together one more time to reflect on their unique collaboration....

CITIZEN SCIENCE AND THE SEA

Travel writer Conor Hubert, of Bean Abroad Travel Blog, joins a citizen science project investigating microplastic pollution in the Firth of Clyde. Pink! Nestled in amongst the greens of the seaweed, the silvers of the...

WHAT ARE THE HIGH SEAS?

FROM MPAS TO UNCLOS, DAN CROCKETT OF BLUE MARINE FOUNDATION REPORTS FROM THE UN'S HIGH SEAS TREATY NEGOTIATIONS. When I tell people I was at the United Nations in New York last week to closely watch the...

FINISTERRE X ARKAIR

Coldwater surf culture and the military may not seem like natural brothers in arms. But look closely at Finisterre’s collaboration with ArkAir and you’ll see two very different outdoor brands cut from similar cloth… “A...

THE ALBATROSS

Landmass to landmass, wingtip to wingtip. The albatross sees and spans further than any other creature. Spectre and sentinel; it encircles the earth without touching the ground; swooping into the sea-faring imagination and emerging unruffle...

A LUNAR CYCLE | EASKEY BRITTON

"Our connection to the sea and natural cycles is at the heart of A Lunar Cycle" - Finisterre Ambassador, Easkey Britton. A short film directed by Andrew Kaineder fusing cold water surfing, dance & poetry, Easkey Britton...