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Amy Stringfellow | The Place That Made Me

Amy Stringfellow is a rare breed. A female boatbuilder with a passion for old shipwrighting techniques, she keeps alive a tradition and trade that dates back centuries. But this talent might never have been uncovered...

Pete Geall | The Place That Made Me

Pete Geall is a surfer, lifeguard and writer. A traveller with a flair for the romantic, capturing in his writing the windswept thrill of adventure found in some of the most remote places that waves...

The Ocean's Brush | In Conversation with Peter Matthews

Peter Matthews’ work is all about the sea. He immerses himself and his artworks in the water, experiencing the haptic feedback of the ocean to create works that are from the sea, of the sea,...

MOY HILL FARM | GROWING 2.1

In 2014, Fergal Smith embarked on a dream. A professional surfer who'd become all too aware of the footprint his lifestyle was creating, Fergal stopped back from the competitive circuit. Together with friend Matt Smith,...

The Wave Project | Jamie Marshall

Jamie Marshall is a professional researcher based at Edinburgh Napier University, working on the world’s first PhD exclusively focused on the exploration of the emergent ‘surf therapy’ paradigm in partnership with the WaveGarden Scotland. H...

SOLSTICE 58.58° | A FILM BY LEWIS ARNOLD

The summer solstice occurs when one of the earth's poles has its maximum tilt towards the sun. It happens twice a year, once in each hemisphere. Depending on the shift of the calendar, the summer...

People of the Water | The Outdoor Swimming Society

 What does it mean to be an outdoor swimmer? What is it about slipping into the freezing cold waters of our seas, lakes and rivers that is so exhilarating? What does it feel like to be...

Trust | Surfability UK & Sam Bleakley

Surfability UK is a Community Interest Company providing young people with disabilities or learning difficulties the opportunity to feel the same thrill of exhilaration that other surfers experience on our watery magic carpet rides.With a b

EVERY SECOND BREATH

Every Second Breath takes its audience on a visual and sonic exploration of the seas around Falmouth. Through its stripped-back, natural soundscape and stunning cinematography, the film directed by Isobel Cunningham and shot by Arnie Montei

SOUNDS OF SENEGAL VOL. 2 BY SAM BLEAKLEY

An Aficionado of world music and a man with an appreciation for dance and the movement it creates, we asked Ambassador, Sam Bleakley to collect some of the sounds that accompanied our recent trip to...

Our Ocean Connection | Easkey Britton

Dr. Easkey Britton is a surfer, Finisterre ambassador and marine social scientist at the National University of Ireland Galway. Her work explores the relationship between people and the sea, using her passion for the ocean...

The Art of Solitude | Ben Waters

There are few places in our modern world that truly represent the isolation that was once abundant on our planet. Living for two years on Australia's Lord Howe Island, artist Ben Waters and his family...

Reconnect to Wellness | In Conversation with Thera-Sea

As part of our season of reconnection we’ve reached out to our community to find the different ways that people reconnect with our oceans. One person who’s certainly qualified to give their input is Katy...

AN OCEAN RELATIONSHIP | DAN BURGESS

Dan Burgess is a strategist, co-designer, creative activist, podcaster and writer. He works as a consultant and practitioner with brands, NGO’s, communities, designers and activists via TheSpaceShip.earth and collaboration unit WildLabs.is.

Meet the Designers | Laura

As part of our season of reconnection we’re introducing you to the people who design our range. From settling into Cornwall to developing our vibrant Gorse print pattern, we sat down with our lead Womenswear...

Meet the designers | Todd

As part of our season of reconnection we’re introducing you to the people who design our range. We caught up with our lead Menswear designer Todd, to discuss what it was like making the move...

BACKDROP OF A BLACKTHORN IN BLOSSOM

Moy Hill Farm, a community garden and farming project in County Clare, Ireland set up by Finisterre Ambassadors, Fergal Smith and Matt Smith now finds itself in its fourth year of being. It's steadfast mission;...

Making it normal | The Outdoor Swimming Society

Adventure swimmers, wild swimmers, ice swimmers, social swimmers, skinny dippers… Outdoor swimming is enjoying a huge surge in popularity; with over 200 open water swimming events around the country, a similar number of open water...

THE AQUATIC SELF | HANLI PRINSLOO

Living a life aquatic engenders a deep respect of our oceans. By connecting with the water we gain a greater appreciation of its inhabitants, and our place in their world. When it comes to living...

OCEAN MINDFULNESS | SAM BLEAKLEY

Travelling to far flung shores and learning about local cultures, traditions and attitudes have made Sam Bleakley a worldly surfer. In these places it is important to be present and conscious of yourself, your state and...

A WORLD OF WONDER | OCEANOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE

"Sorry for the slow response." Some emails take longer to reply to than others. Workload, priorities or simply a task less favourable, we've all been guilty of sending the above. Our first email exchange with Will...

SOUNDS OF SENEGAL VOL. 1 BY SAM BLEAKLEY

 An Aficionado of world music and a man with an appreciation for dance and the movement it creates, we asked Ambassador, Sam Bleakley to collect some of the sounds that accompanied our recent trip to Senegal, West...

THE ZAWN | PETE GEALL

When the conditions align and the stars light up, do you head for the steadfast and familiar or risk it on the unknown in hope of uncrowded perfection? A predicament that anyone who pours over the weather...

IN CONVERSATION | THE RIGHT TO ROAM

After winning Best British Surf Film at London Surf Film Festival with their film Surf Girls Jamaica; we catch up with Joya and Lucy, the two unstoppable forces behind The Right To Roam, on how the project came...

IN CONVERSATION | CALUM MACLEAN

As part of our second collaboration with VivoBarefoot, we reached out to our community of water-goers. Calum Maclean is a Scottish film-maker and photographer with a passion for the outdoors and exploring remote locations for...

THE WISDOM OF NATURE | RUTH ALLEN

Healing through nature is about more than just stepping outside. It involves forging a deeper connection. A process, as Ruth Allen describes it, of re-wilding. Ruth is a qualified therapist, experienced health and wellbeing specialist...

THE NEED FOR TRANSPARENCY IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY

At the end of April every year is Fashion Revolution Week, timed to coincide with the anniversary of the Rana Plaza Factory Crash. Fashion Revolution is a campaign for reform in the clothing industry with a...

Innovation in BLOOM | Sustainable footwear solutions

Our collaboration with Vivobarefoot is based on an alignment of values, a commitment to reconnecting, whether to land or to the sea, and a drive to pioneer sustainable innovations and new technologies. The Vivo x...

OCEAN RECONNECTION

A partnership is a business or venture with multiple owners, each of whom has invested interest. In the case of Finisterre and Oceanographic Magazine, our invested interest is a shared one; the health and well being of...

OTTER WORKSHOP ON WHEELS 2019

Butcher, Baker, handplane maker.  Last week we wrapped up our annual Workshop on Wheels Tour with good friend James Otter and his wooden surfboard company. Taking their bespoke craft to our stores across the country,...

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...