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About the volunteers, for the volunteers | The Lifeboat Station Project

Jack Lowe's ambitious photography project celebrates the volunteers who have saved 142,200 lives since the RNLI was founded, such as Finisterre founder and St Agnes helm Tom Kay. We caught up with Jack to hear more about his project...

Arctic Surf | Tina Bingham

Surf adventurer Tina travelled to Iceland as part of the Finisterre team testing the new winter collection. We caught up with Tina to hear about her first Arctic surf and how the experience has profoundly...

An update from the farm | Bowmont

Back in 2005, we made a unanimous decision to place wool at the centre of our fabric development. One of the oldest natural fibres known to man, its functional properties are well known and it’s...

Sailor, Skier, Carpenter, Guide | Vidar Kristinsson

It is all about the people you meet along the way; of stories told, food shared. We set sail in search of Icelandic peaks on board the Aurora, safe in the hands of captain Vidar...

Icelandic Hot Springs | Harnessing geothermal energy

Harnessing geothermal resources allows Iceland to provide 87% of its demand for hot water and heating by geothermal energy. Bathing in the natural thermal pools in Iceland led us to look further into Iceland’s renewable...

Icelandic Visions: Photographer Portfolio | Elli Thor Magnusson

In the words of fellow accomplished photographer/videographer Chris McClean, Elli Thor Magnusson is "the cat making the scene over there tick". Known for flying under the radar, we recently spoke with Iceland's leading surf photographer...

TRUE NORTH: THE TOUR

The True North label embodies the peak of product development at Finisterre. Seeking out the best fabrics and manufacturers, we have embarked on a series of pioneering projects brought to life through a range deep...

Cormorants, paintbrushes and the healing power of water

A time of year to reflect, heal and prepare for the coming winter. We caught up with Ambassador Easkey Britton, surfer and scientist, to see what she has been up to as the seasons change....

Behind the Glass | Inside Walters

Community. If there's one word that fits, it's the one. It's the ethos which ties together the triptych strands of Finisterre; product, people, environment. It's the family that all surfers inhabit. It's the businesses at Wheal Kitty, huddl

These Charming Men

A friendship born in the water and growing in the soil, ambassadors Matt Smith and Fergal Smith have been like brothers for as long as we can remember. With a shared vision to feed people, care...

When the boat comes in | Fishing women and herring girls

We recently journeyed to the Shetland Islands, discovering a rich heritage of maritime and crafting history. We were intrigued by stories of women of the herring boom of the late 19th century and their part...

MIGRATING BIRDS OF THE SHETLAND ISLANDS

A passing place on the way to and from the frozen north, we visited the subarctic archipelago to put our new collection to the test. Intrigued by the amazing wildlife, we sought to find out more....

THE PASSING PLACE | THE SHETLAND ISLANDS

Suspended between the Atlantic to the west and the North Sea to the east, the Shetland islands are a wild and remote archipelago. Torn between two huge bodies of water, closer to the Arctic than...

HOT TOWN, AUTUMN IN THE CITY

It was well after dark by the time the shutters were pulled down at 7 Earlham Street last Friday 1st September. A reminder that the meteorological summer was well and truly over, yet a welcome...

Dougal Paterson | Chasing Volcanoes

A humble man with extraordinary ability, Dougal Paterson has travelled around the world in search of waves. Constantly pushing himself both mentally and physically, he's surfed waves where very few have gone before and where...

The Shipping Forecast | Celebrating 150 Years

Finisterre, southerly 5 to 7, slight to moderate, rain later, good. You won't find many as entrenched in the nostalgia and strange allure of the Shipping Forecast as Finisterre’s founder Tom Kay. Part of our...

A Night Of Courage And Loss

Amidst the roaring seas, thunderous skies and howling winds, the ordinary and the extraordinary, two titles often set far apart, here come as one. RNLI volunteers, ordinary men and women, risking their lives in order...

Sea Road To Lyonesse | Part II

... 'that might just be his homeland, drowned and forgotten, sea roads snaking to the present.' Following on from part 1. Dan Crockett with Josh Vyvyan. Homescape ‘Throw them out. They are the wrong sort...

THE RNLI | A HISTORY

The coastlines of Britain and Ireland have always been at the mercy of the sea. From our workshop on the Cornish coast we see and feel first-hand how powerful and unpredictable the ocean can be....

In conversation with photographer Nigel Millard

We spoke to Nigel Millard, award winning photographer and friend of Finisterre in light of our new collaboration. Exclusively capturing the RNLI + Finisterre range on real lifeboat men and women, we caught up with...

Sea Road to Lyonesse | Part I

Somewhere between Land’s End and the Isles of Scilly, around the Seven Stones reef, there was once a place called Lyonesse. On a clear day it could have been seen from the cliff above Sennen....

Food From The Fire | Smoky Trout Escabeche

On our recent adventure to the nooks of West Cornwall, we found ourselves navigating the Helford, exploring Trelowarren and even foraging for oysters. It was an adventure so close to home, yet there were times...

Near Yet Far

There’s adventure to be had on your doorstep, but finding it requires you to look differently at your everyday environment; seeking to uncover something not yet seen. Offering you a sneak peek at our forthcoming...

Dan Crockett | The Ocean Of Us

The Ocean Conference in New York brought together 6,000 people from 200 countries. Over 1,000 commitments were pledged and the United Nations sent a powerful message to the world: we must act rapidly to secure...

Chasing The Donkey | Noah Lane

“The thousand times that he had proved it meant nothing. Now he was proving it again. Each time was a new time and he never thought about the past when he was doing it.”- E....

Easkey Britton | Like Water

Dr. Easkey Britton, founder of Like Water, is a big-wave surfer and marine social scientist at NUIG. Her work explores the relationship between people and the sea, using her passion for the ocean to create...

Lived & Loved | Repairs Workshop

The other week, Annie, our in house repairs guru threw her machine (carefully) in the back of the van and sped on down to Falmouth. Setting up in the new store, with trusted colleague Rachel,...

Get City Kids Surfing

Our Flagship store in the heart of the Capital has become somewhat of a hub for the land-locked surfing community. Building on this and along with Finisterre Ambassador, Sandy Kerr, we've teamed up with Tom...

The Right Side of Wherever By Dan Crockett

1. I'd seen the wave to the north. The wind had just swung and it was empty. Long walls and stacked up. Dark brown water and the hint of a sunset over the land behind....

Projeto Biodiversidade | Project Biodiversity

Wildlife conservation. Education. Sustainability. You could dedicate yourself to just one of these three causes and still be missing time in your calendar for extracurriculars. But, if you have ever visited Sal, you would soon...

Women's Wetsuit Tester Programme

UPDATE September 2017: We know you’re keen to get hold of your winter suit and we’re working as quickly as we can to make that happen. The calibre of applications has reminded us why this programme...

Falmouth | Moving Shop

It’s been four years since we opened the doors in Falmouth, Cornwall. It’s felt like home from the get go, but when a bigger store became available down the other end of town closer to the beach, we jumped at the chance. It’s...

The Place We Call Home | Part II

In part II of the place we call home, sam and easkey provide a window into their personal lives and reveal just what 'home' means to them. With Father's day just around the corner, we thought...

The Place We Call Home | Part I

When Matt Smith thought to explore the fly on the wall conversations of fellow Ambassadors Easkey Britton and Sam Bleakley, we thought we'd be in for a fruitful insight into their daily lives and musings. In...

Sam Bleakley | India Multikulti

Back in January of this year, ambassador Sam Bleakley pilgrimaged to the now familiar cultural setting of Kerala, India as part of a month long surf residency at the surf and yoga retreat Soul &...

Kernowaii | Ho’i Hou Ke Aloha

As we look out from the workshop, a few rogue palm trees can be spotted on the neighbouring hillcrest, below a handful of cold water souls wait patiently in the lineup and on occasion, a...

Matt Smith | Hometree

Team manager and ambassador Matt Smith writes about Hometree, a new project emerging from Moy Hill Farm in Ireland. By planting and reforesting trees, it's a community effort to reconnect with nature and assume responsibility to protect...

In Conversation With Fabrice Houdry

"Sorry for this late reply. I left for 1 week to the forest to draw and observe nature. I had no material of communication. Just my tent and pencils." - The French charm of Fabrice Houdry, evident even through...

Notes From The Field | Hola Nica

Noah Lane gives us his notes from the field, product testing our True North range in Nicaragua with native surfer Aurita La Monita, taking some time outside of the lineup to explore this beautiful Central...

Dougal Paterson | Death To Fear

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” - Helen Keller My journey to becoming a big wave rider...

Food From The Fire | Ben Quinn's Burnt Aubergines

Friends, food and fire - what more do you need? As part of a new Broadcast series, chef Ben Quinn will be breaking bread (and cooking it up, on occasion) with friends near and far and...

Iceland's Secret Waves

Last winter, London based photographer Tom Cockram went in search of Iceland's secret waves. Joining him was Icelandic native and true cold water surfer Ingo, who led the way to their icy valhalla. With Finisterre...

Notes From The Field | Noah Lane On Cape Verde

If You Steal My Sunshine “You’re very welcome to Paradise,” grinned Jay, leaning easily from the circular workout zone in the shade of numerous palm trees. And so the tone was set for the week...

Microfibres Update From Product Director Debbie Luffman

Product Director Debbie gives us a rundown on how we’re getting involved in the conversation surrounding microfibres.  A strong sustainability ethos and a love of the ocean has motivated Finisterre to be interested in the topic...

Microfibres | In Conversation With Sophie Mather

Finisterre are proud to be working with Sophie Mather on her Don't Feed The Fish campaign, a project to prevent 190k tonnes of plastic microfibres from polluting our oceans every year. We spoke to Sophie to...

The Lowdown on Microfibres

As a brand whose history and values are steeped in keeping our seas protected clean, we're joining in on the conversation on microfibres and giving you all the facts you need to know.  Marine Microfibres:...

Our New St Agnes Store

We’ve Got A New Front Door   Things are always different in retrospect. The good old days. When life was simpler; when space was smaller, the stakes lower and the rewards that much bigger. Because everything...

Introducing | The Common Wanderer

The entrepreneurial spirit of Raven Williams is what drove him to set up The Common Wanderer in the first place. Having lived in St Ives most of his life and seeing businesses pop up as...

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