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City Kids Surfing

We believe everyone should get the chance to experience the sea. City Kids Surfing is a grassroots charity that takes on this issue by providing a safe space for inner city kids to be introduced...

Closing the Circle: A story by Dougal Paterson

Cold water, heavy waves, and shark infested waters... Growing up in front of two of South Africa's most infamous big waves breeds a special kind of surfer. From a deep personal loss, to becoming a...

Building a Surfing Sisterhood

We met Sally McGee on our trip to Northumberland, back in the Autumn of 2019. A prominent member of the East Coast surfing scene, she has forged her own path with her all female surf-school Yonder,...

COP26 - Speak For The Ocean

As preparations for the COP26 climate conference ramp up, we want to give our community the opportunity to speak for the ocean; putting pressure on the world’s governments to take the urgent action needed to...

Phil Young: New Lenses on the Landscape

Despite the irrefutable right of everyone to experience the wonder of the outdoors, cultural barriers still exist. Phil Young, founder of the Outsiders Project, has used his extensive background in action sports to become an...

Omie Dale: New Lenses on the Landscape

Despite the irrefutable right of everyone to experience the wonder of the outdoors, cultural barriers still exist. To discuss these barriers and what more can be done to address the issue, we've teamed up with...

Soraya Abdel-Hadi: New Lenses on the Landscape

Despite the irrefutable right of everyone to experience the wonder of the outdoors, cultural barriers still exist. Teaming up with Phil Young and The Outsiders Project to explore these issues, on our recent trip to...

Big Wave Rising | Easkey Britton

Some of the greatest discoveries in our lives are unplanned. Serendipitous events leading down unimagined paths. In an exclusive extract from her new book, Saltwater in the Blood, Ambassador Dr Easkey Britton touches on one...

Night on Earth | Behind the Lens

Offering a glimpse into the making of Netflix’s ground-breaking series, Doug Parker is a wildlife filmmaker who has travelled extensively to capture footage of the world’s most elusive and endangered animals. From the frozen Alaskan wildern

The Bench at Wilyabrup

In this ever changing world, continuity and permanence are difficult to find. Whilst exploring his newly adopted home of West Australia, writer and surfer Pete Geall found one such place away from the crowds. A simple...

Women in Surf Therapy | The Wave Alliance

In the latest instalment of our series with the Wave Alliance, we look at the women bringing Surf Therapy to their communities. From South Africa to Argentina, Max, Alice and Maria are leading the charge...

WETSUITS FROM WETSUITS | UPDATE

"Design innovation, science and engineering and commercial know-how." 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...

Peter Doyle | RNLI Teddington Volunteer

A paramedic, RNLI volunteer and soon to be Firefighter, Peter Doyle is a man whose entire career is built on saving lives. A volunteer from Teddington Lifeboat station, one of the vital RNLI stations along...

Commitment to the Coast | Tom Kay

As part of our collaboration with the RNLI, we’re shining a light on the everyday heroes who volunteer for the world’s oldest lifesaving charity – putting their lives on the line to keep coastal communities...

Mali Parry-Jones | RNLI Porthdinllaen Volunteer

Mali Parry-Jones is a longstanding ten-year RNLI volunteer, based at Porthdinllaen situated on the Llŷn Peninsula, on the north west coast of Wales. A TV producer in her day-job, she is a fully qualified navigator...

Josh Owens | RNLI Portsmouth Volunteer

Having joined the RNLI in 2018, Josh Owens now holds two positions at Portsmouth Lifeboat station: both as an Inshore lifeboat crewmember and as the station’s Lifeboat Boathouse Manager. He also happens to be a rising star...

Emily Hague | RNLI Anstruther Volunteer

Emily Hague is a Marine Biologist and crewmember of the RNLI Anstruther lifeboat, meaning she spends a great deal of time at sea. And with a partner on the St Andrew’s Coastguard Rescue team, helping people at...

A Tide of Change | In conversation with Chloë Peglau

A schoolteacher, surfer, paddleboarder, sailor and all-round water-woman, Chloë Peglau has a deep connection with the sea. As part of our Open Ocean series, exploring access to the sea for all, we sat down with...

Shetland's Wild Waters | Henley Spiers

In the northernmost reaches of the UK sit the Shetland Isles. Steeped in history, this remote sub-arctic archipelago plays host to some of the most diverse and spectacular natural ecosystems left on British shores. Having...

Underwater Update Summer 2021

Seawilding. How does that speak to you? The Seawilding movement, which ‘officially’ began in the Argyll Coast and Islands Hope Spot, is a community-led progressive approach to conservation. Seawilding is about enabling natural processes to...

Why We Swim

Wild Swimming, Cold Water Therapy, Meditation. From health benefits to community, the styles and benefits of outdoor swimming unite us. While the cold water may not be a daily diligence for everyone, the transcendental experience...

Freedom of the Sea

The sea has incredible power to heal. But despite its status as one of the last wild spaces freely accessible to the public, not everyone is or feels able to access this incredible natural environment....

Life in Motion

For many, buying a boat and sailing off into the sunset can sound pretty idyllic. It conjures visions of an endless watery highway to explore under a sunlit sky with blue hues as far as the eye can...

A Jacket for the Journey

"The most sustainable product is the one you already own" is a bit of a mantra for us at Finisterre. It's part of the ethos behind our Lived & Loved repairs service - keeping old...

Under My Own Steam | Vedangi Kulkarni

At the age of 19, Vedangi Kulkarni set off to pedal her way across the globe. At 20, she completed that journey to become ‘unofficially’ the youngest woman to cycle around the world solo. A...

The Waves Between | In Conversation with JJ Midwinter

Even in a world packed with glossy photobooks capturing the unique beauty of surf culture, JJ Midwinter’s new release, The Waves Between, stands out a mile away. Where usually hyper saturated greens and blues clamour...

Who Speaks for the Ocean?

With the release of the IPCC's 6th report on climate change earlier this week, the reality of our planet's situation was put into grim context. But whether talking about narratives of 'climate doom' or hope...

The Ecologist’s Travels: Expedition WET

The Western Ecology Tour – Expedition WET led by Andy Clark was an expedition like no other. 10 days of camping and travelling across the West Coast, starting in the North of Scotland, down towards...

Round Britain Climate Challenge Takes Flight

The Round Britain Climate Challenge is a project created by Conservation Without Borders with the aim of highlighting the increasing pace and severity of the climate crisis. When we were approached by their team, we...

Designed Beyond Seasons

For us here at Finisterre, sustainable design goes beyond the fabrics we use and the factories we partner with. The construction of a product is obviously important, but for it to be truly sustainable it...

Wave Alliance x Thatha iLiza

To support the mounting evidence for the benefits of surf therapy, we've been sharing stories from our friends at The Wave Alliance and their partners around the world - supporting their aim to grow the use of...

Beginners Guide To Stand Up Paddleboarding

Paddleboarding is the perfect way to explore and adventure. Ancient sea caves, hidden beaches, a serene picture of the ocean life beneath your feet... SUP adventures unlock the potential for discovery like nothing else. The beauty...

Agent of Change

Leaders are not born, they are made. Growing up in a South African township, Finisterre Ambassador Apish Tshetsha's deep connection to his local community, and the trust this gained, was one of the central pillars...

Summer Beach Safety with Mike Lay

It's been said a million times in a million ways, but what a year it has been. Now, as a semblance of normality returns to daily life, people are itching to do all those things...

Underwater Update | Spring 2021

Seagrass meadows provide valuable nursery habitat to over one fifth of the world’s largest 25 fisheries, and despite covering only 0.1 per cent of the ocean floor these meadows are highly efficient carbon sinks, storing...

"Mayday ~ Mayday"

Dougal Paterson is an accomplished and experienced big wave surfer. A stalwart of the South African big wave scene, his face is an ever-present in the line-up - whether charging liquid mountains or standing sentinel...

Rationalising the Absurd | Josh Vyvyan

An acclaimed artist and illustrator hailing from the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall’s southernmost reaches, Josh Vyvyan has grown up with a deep and ever present connection to the sea. The creative who brought to life...

Art of Balance | Clara Jonas

Clara Jonas is a graphic designer and illustrator hailing from North Cornwall. A surfer who is passionate about the environment, her work is informed by the lifestyle she leads and her philosophies of creativity and...

The Cold Water Community of Clevedon Marine Lake

Outdoor swimming in the UK is as much about finding a tribe as the act of immersion. Cold mornings, howling winds, frozen waters; the challenging conditions found along our coast, particularly through winter, bring together an incredibly...

How Storytelling Can Inspire Change | #SeaOurFuture

Sea7 speaker James Honeyborne is a biologist by degree and a storyteller by heart. In his workshop How to Tell Stories that Create Change, James talked through his learnings from making the hit BBC series...

Ocean Sheroes | P's First 10 Days At Sea

One boat, four women, 50 days at sea, and 2,400 nautical miles... The ocean Sheroes team have undertaken a monumental challenge, facing some of the toughest conditions of their voyage straight after departing from San...

Saving Threshers | Oceanographic 18

In partnership with Oceanographic, we've been sharing some of the best stories from the magazine on The Broadcast; bringing different perspectives from around the world to our community of sea lovers. In the feature article of Issue 18,...

Field Report: I Have Tried In My Way To Be Free

Freedom is a choice. A state of mind. A lifestyle. It's something you carve out, not stumble upon. Something we all seek, in our own ways... Showcasing talented filmmakers and photographers, the Field Report tells...

How To Repair Your Jacket

We believe that the most sustainable product is the one you already own. That's why our Lived & Loved repairs team have been breathing new life into old favourites for years.  Now, we've made it...

Wave Alliance x Alto Peru

We've always known that the ocean has the power to heal. To support the mounting evidence for the benefits of surf therapy,  we've been sharing stories from our friends Waves for Change and their partners...

Underwater Awakening

Over the past year, we've been sharing the exciting underwater updates from UK based Project Seagrass co-founder RJ Lilley, on their ocean rewilding journey. During the COVID19 pandemic and through the restoration project, some of the Proje

What is Sea7?

In response to global leaders attending the G7 summit in Cornwall, Finisterre will be hosting Sea7; an online ocean activist training camp. Streamed live from our cliff-top Workshop on June 10th, we’re bringing together leading...

Reading the Sea | Oceanographic 18

 In partnership with Oceanographic Magazine, we've been sharing some of the best stories from the magazine on The Broadcast, to bring different perspectives to our community of sea lovers. In Issue 18, Finisterre Ambassador and social ecolo