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Surfing Through Depression

Finisterre Ambassador Sam Bleakley has been surfing for most of his life. A vocal champion for the transcendent power of wave riding, he's felt first hand the benefits that this 'blue gym' has had on his physical...

The Ripple Effect

It's been over a year since the start of the pandemic. In that time, both individually and as a society, we have felt unprecedented levels of anxiety. Dawn Days was born out of that feeling. An...

South West Coast Path Photographer of the Year 2020

The South West Coast Path is simply a wonderful place. The border between land and sea, this incredible trail runs uninterrupted for 630 miles around the South West peninsula. It's often the best or only...

Planet PK: Conservation Through Community

Here at Finisterre, we strongly believe that you protect what you love. It’s why we try to encourage people to experience and enjoy our oceans as much as possible; because the more people discover, the...

Evidence for Surf Therapy: Liberia Case Study

We're continuing our series in association with the Wave Alliance, sharing the amazing work they are doing to bring their revolutionary surf therapy program to underprivileged coastal communities.  A huge part of their work is...

Celebrating the Resilience of Nature

Our second exclusive collaboration with the Natural History Museum continues a partnership based on shared values and a passion to protect the natural world for future generations. During the first global lockdowns of 2020, nature experienc...

Anna Atkins: A Photographic Pioneer

To inspire our second exclusive collaboration with the Natural History Museum, we delved into their archives to select work from pioneering naturalists and scientists. Hailing from our own home shores, one such inspiration was Anna...

Inês Ambrosio: A Modern Cyanotype Artist

Captivated by the incredible blue hues of Anna Atkins' early photographic work, our second exclusive collaboration with the Natural History Museum pays  homage to the cyanotype - one of the earliest forms of photography.  But...

The Mother of Metamorphosis

‘Maria Sibylla Merian’ is not a household name, but we think it should be. Despite having no formal training, she revolutionised the scientific community’s understanding of the life-cycle of insects and, in 1699 at the...

Biking & Bivvying: Field Testing Our Poncho

Our second exclusive collaboration with the Natural History Museum celebrates the resilience of the natural world, and one of our favourite pieces from the collection is designed to help you experience and embody that resilience for...

Underwater Update #3 | Winter 2021

Scotland went into its second lockdown on 26th December, so Richard Lilley of Project Seagrass wrote this update without having been able to leave the City of Edinburgh for a little over two months! However, despite the...

Lockdown for a Passionate Inland Surfer

If you're a surfer in the South West, you've probably come across Phil Williams (aka @philboysurf). A perpetual ambassador of stoke, his trademark ear-to-ear grin is a familiar sight from the Wave in Bristol to...

Ocean Sheroes: Four Women. One Boat. 50 Days at Sea.

Ocean Sheroes is an all-woman rowing crew racing 2,400 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean. Setting off from San Francisco and finishing at Hawaii’s Waikiki harbour, four waterwomen from the UK will set off on...

B Corp Month | #BetterBusiness

If you’ve followed us for a while, you’ll know that Finisterre is incredibly proud to be part of the B Corp community. We were the first outdoor clothing company in the UK to become B...

Just Keep Swimming

We’re often blown away by the people who make up our crew. Their passion and commitment – whether to Finisterre, their individual communities or the environment – can be truly inspiring. One such individual is...

The Hope Tree(s)

In such strange times as these, we all need a little hope. As that hope slowly comes within reach once more, we were reminded of the early weeks of the pandemic and a story we shared from longstanding friend...

The Wave Alliance

It started with a rag-tag surf club. Now, over a decade later, the idea that first took root in Cape Town's Masiphumelele Township has spread around the world with 20 partners from 11 different countries and more yet...

Chasing Mountains

A South African big wave surfer dedicated to his craft, Fabian Campagnolo spends half of every year chasing XXL swells across the globe. It's a monumental commitment driven by love and passion, rather than personal...

Perfect waves, and how not to find them.

Perfection is often intrinsically linked to perception. What might be perfect for one might be very much less than ideal for another. In surfing, this can take on another level - perfect conditions for longboarding are...

Soundwaves with Frankie Davies

We're back with another Soundwaves session, this time with musician and long time friend of Finisterre, Frankie Davies. A previous performer at our in-store gig nights (yes, we miss them too) Frankie is a singer-songwriter...

Place of Encounter | Oceanographic 17

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 17, Finisterre Ambassador and social ecolog

Down South

We always like hearing how far our clothes have travelled. Built to perform in the harshest conditions, it's no surprise that they often make it to some of the most inhospitable settings on earth. But...

Mike Lay: 5 Surf Film Influences

As we continue 'living la vida lockdown' here in the UK, what better way to keep the boredom at bay than with some waveriding inspiration to get you mind-surfing in your living room?  A stylish and...

Surfing on Seaweed

Most surfers are well tuned in to the rhythms of the natural world. But what happens when that natural world finds itself out of balance? Well, for surfers like Charlie Cadin, you see if you...

Mind Diving | Oceanographic 17

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 17, Finisterre Ambassador Hanli Prinsloo re

Easkey Britton: ROOM 2021

The debate as to whether surfing is a sport or a performance art often lead to comparisons with dance. The fluid combination of style, power, coordinated movement; the parallels are undeniable. Dance, like surfing, offers...

Song of My People | Colin Macleod

Colin Macleod is a surfer and singer-songwriter who has carved out a career that would be the envy of many musicians. The twist is, he’s done it all while living and working as a crofter...

Soundwaves with Colin Macleod

Music is a medium that connects us all. It bridges culture, language and class barriers. It has the power to bring us together, and at this time of enforced separation, it can help provide solace and...

Emily Penn: The Ocean Plastic Warrior

A sailor and researcher at the forefront of the fight against ocean plastic pollution, Ambassador Emily Penn has been a driving force in pushing the conversation on the threat of microplastics in our seas. But...

Microfibres: The Story So Far

Back in 2018 Finisterre launched the Microplastics Collection, to raise awareness of the dangers posed by the increasing number of small plastic particles being found in our oceans. As we investigated further, it became apparent...

Bio-logging Blues | Oceanographic 16

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 16,...

Maintaining Mental Hygiene

As we hit the halfway mark of January, and with the UK now into its third national lockdown, it's important to devote a little time and attention to our mental health. The workshop crew (now...

Tempered Through Travel | Mat Arney

Designed to stand the test of time and be repaired when needed, our Jackets have accompanied many an adventure - writing stories together with their owners.  A photographer and storyteller who's travelled far and wide,...

In Conversation With Maribou State

Listening to music can change more than just your mood. Scientists claim that it even has the power to heal us. Cue the ethereal and sublime soundscape of British electronic duo, Maribou State - a band...

Living by the Tide | Oceanographic 16

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 16, Finisterre Ambassador and recent podcas

Variety

Variety is an experimental film series by Joāo Tudella and Finisterre Ambassador Noah Lane, reflecting and hopefully stimulating connection and presence in the ocean. Together they explore the art of waveriding through a plethora of experim

Bridging the Distance

As we face up to a Christmas unlike any other, we’re reminded that everyone does it differently – so we’ve been checking in with our community to see what the holiday means to them. In...

Edinburgh Microadventures

Our stores have always been hubs for our customers to connect. Each store is different and has a unique community, so we decided to sit down with some of our store managers and get the...

Exxpedition Round the World: Leg 2

eXXpedition Round the World is an all-female sailing voyage and research mission founded by Finisterre Ambassador Emily Penn. Starting and ending in the UK the project will see 300 women take to the seas and...

The Family We Choose

As we face up to a Christmas unlike any other, we’re reminded that everyone does it differently – so we’ve been checking in with our community to see what the holiday means to them. With...

Surf & Turf with Fergal Smith

From growing up in a farming family in western Ireland, to roaming the seas to surf the worlds best waves; Fergal Smith was a key member of the generation that put Irish surfing on the global stage. After...

Translate: Meeting of Minds

A mainstay of our creative productions since the early days of Finisterre, filmmaker Chris McClean and artist CJ Mirra have played a seminal role in establishing the filmic style that we've become known for. Longtime collaborators,...

Wherever the Road Leads

As we face up to a Christmas unlike any other, we’re reminded that everyone does it differently – so we’ve been checking in with our community to see what the holiday means to them. This...

Vincible

What is strength? Is it the power one holds in muscle and sinew, or rather an indomitable spirit, uncowed in the face of fear and adversity?  Big wave surfer, Dougal Paterson, has recently returned to the...

Making Waves: 2020 ISTO Symposium

The International Surf Therapy Organization (ISTO) is running its inaugural virtual conference from December 1-2. The 2020 ISTO Symposium, "MAKING WAVES: Through Inclusion, Diversity, and Equality in the Lineups," is bringing together some

London Microadventures

Our stores have always been hubs for our customers to connect. Each store is different and has a unique community, so we decided to sit down with some of our store managers and get the...

Underwater Update #2 | Autumn 2020

As autumn draws to a close and the cold grip of winter takes hold, it brightened our day to receive another update from the team at Project Seagrass - as they continue their mission to map and...

The Right To Roam: In Our Nature

Looking a little closer to home, our latest winter #WhereItTakesYou excursion follows filmmaking duo The Right to Roam, as they seek out local adventures on their doorstep. A powerhouse of creativity, using visual media to...

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