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Notes from the Archive: The Bowmont Project

To keep you inspired and entertained, we've decided to delve into the Finisterre archives, and over the coming weeks we will be looking at key moments from our history. Moments that have shaped us, defined us, and...

The Cornwall Scrubs Project

On 1 April the Cornwall Scrubs group was created by former Finisterre team member Annie Lucas, to help support the national campaign #ForTheLoveOfScrubs – producing scrubs, surgical caps and other PPE for frontline NHS staff....

Navigating Uncharted Waters

A message from founder Tom Kay...   Update - Tuesday 7th April    Update - Friday 27th March    Update - Tuesday 24th March We know these are difficult times for everyone, and we have been so grateful...

Notes from the Archive: Edges of Sanity

To keep you inspired and entertained, we've decided to delve into the Finisterre archives, and over the coming weeks we will be looking at key moments from our history. Moments that have shaped us, defined us, and...

When we stop, the planet heals.

Unprecedented times. Uncharted waters. Unknown territory. We’ve all heard these phrases a lot over the last couple of weeks, and life doesn’t look like going back to normal just yet. However, in amongst the daily...

A Journey in Surf Therapy

We first met Jamie Marshall (Stoked Research) when we opened the doors to our Edinburgh store in Scotland. A local surfer who headed up the most northerly chapter of the UK's surf therapy charity, The...

SAFE SPACES | WAVES FOR CHANGE

In addressing a room full of faces old a new, it was more than apparent that the majority of us knew what a positive relationship with the sea promotes. After years of working with the South African NPO, Waves...

Spaces In Between

From winter to spring. From darkness to light. From storm to calm. Over the last few months those transitions have been felt keenly by many. As we finally start to feel the warmth of spring, Ambassador...

Un-tide

Max Campbell, Harry Scott, Chloë Peglau and Lily Journeaux are all in their mid-20’s. Collectively, they’ve decided to leave their families, jobs, homes and friends – dropping everything in pursuit of perfect waves and authentic,...

Strength in Water | Oceanographic 11

In partnership with Oceanographic Magazine, we're bringing you some of the best stories from the magazine - to show different perspectives to our community of sea lovers. A longstanding friend of Finisterre, Hanli Prinsloo is a South Africa

Into the Sea | The Finisterre Seasuit Project

Surfers in the UK and Ireland are fairly used to being fully clad in neoprene, especially when surfing through the winter. But back in 2010, on a trip to southern Iran, Finisterre Ambassador Easkey Britton...

Ocean Education | Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop

Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop is an explorer, ocean advocate and educator, who has the enviable job of making remote and important marine science accessible to classes around the world. He has worked with numerous expeditions from coral...

City to Surf with Portia Ferrari

Portia Ferrari: A City Girl Who Surfs The sea means many things to many people. Living in the heart of a city, it's often easy to forget about the natural world, but it's always closer...

Designer Notes | The Finisterre Tee Range

With their super soft fabric and bespoke fits, we've considered all the details on our range of tops & tees - ready to take you through to summer. In the video below our lead menswear...

Finisterre to Finisterre

On the West Coast of northern Spain, on a coastline buffeted by storms, lies Cape Finisterre. Once believed to be the edge of the world, the word Finisterre literally means ‘the end of the earth’....

The Sea To Me | Mike Lay

Mike Lay, Writer, Lifeguard & Free surfer From growing up in the deepest depths of West Cornwall, to travelling the globe to hunt for surf; Mike Lay has carved out a life that is intrinsically...

The Sea To Me | Ria Mondo

Ria Mondo, Free surfer Hailing from the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, the sea has always had a role in Ria’s life. Fuelled by her constant curiosity she travels extensively to surf, learn and gain new...

Changing lives, one wave at a time.

In February, Finisterre stores across the country will be proud to play host to Waves for Change; an innovative ocean therapy charity from South Africa who are using surfing to help at-risk youths from deprived coastal...

The Long Game | Oceanographic 10

In partnership with Oceanographic Magazine, this year we will be bringing you some of the best stories from the magazine, to bring different perspectives to our community of sea lovers. A longstanding friend of Finisterre, Hanli Prinsloo is...

All In

The perfect winter session is a rare beast indeed on Cornish shores. Back in November of 2019 the south coast welcomed a swell of rare quality, with just the right conditions to produce such a...

SHIFT sessions: Microfibres from sea to source

We've always had a conscious eye on the impact our products have on the planet. The increasing problems caused by microfibres in the ocean is no different, and is an issue we've been heavily involved in...

#TheSeaToMe is Meditation

The knowledge that spending time in on or around the sea helps with our mental health is nothing new. It is a tonic, allowing us to gain moments of calm and often giving us a fresh...

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...

Reconnect to Wellness | In Conversation with Thera-Sea

Last year, we 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 Griffin, a mental health clinician...

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,...

Moderate, Becoming Good Later.

The BBC shipping forecast has long been an inspiration and a guide for seafarers. From its poetic delivery to the unusual names of the different forecast areas, there is a certain romance contained within it. It...

In Deep Water

We live on a planet in the midst of an ecological crisis of our own making, a reality that 2019 brought into sharp focus. We know what must be done. The question is, will we...

That day in Senegal...

Some things you just can't plan. When we prep for a photo shoot or a trip, we carefully consider every detail - from what we pack, to where we're going, to who we're going with. But...

Giving Back

One of Finisterre’s founding commitments is ‘People’. This runs right through our business; from telling the stories of the people using our products, to the like-minded charities we’ve supported. We’ve been involved with organisations both...

Open water, Open arms.

Last month we were proud to welcome marathon swimmer Beth French and director Stefan Stuckert to our stores for an exclusive run of screenings of Against the Tides, an epic film that follows Beth as...

World's First Surf Therapy Symposium

"We launched 'ISTO' with the help of a grant from Laureus and Comic Relief in 2017/2018. This is the first year the conference has been self-funded, and it's amazing to see the growth. From 8...

No Noise

Come the frost, come the winter rituals. Wetsuit boots officially on, a few gloves in the line up, hoods up and down with the winter sun and the howling winds. It's certainly not for everyone. We relish...

SAS Autumn Beach Clean: Summit to Sea 2019 Report

This year has seen SAS launch their Summit to Sea beach clean initiative, encouraging volunteers across the whole of the UK to get involved with removing plastic pollution from their local areas, no matter where...

A business with purpose, since 2003

“At the heart of what we do is a purpose. A deep belief. That we can make truly exceptional products in a more responsible and sustainable way.” - Tom Kay, Finisterre Founder As human beings,...

Satori Film Tour

Over the month of October we were visited by two South African Dragonslayers, who brought with them a silver screen sensation for our enjoyment. Satori is the story of a brotherhood of big wave surfers...

Our Selvedge Denim

There’s a reason why Japanese denim is hailed as the best in the world. It boasts incomparable quality, characteristic of a culture which champions purpose-led design and craft – from ancient traditions to cutting edge...

United By Water

Beth French is a rather extraordinary human. A single mother, diagnosed with ME after a childhood of poor health, she is the only person to attempt the Oceans Seven challenge in a single year; swimming...

Moy Hill Farm - Growing Trees

When Moy Hill started in 2013, we were in full surf swing. Every day was spent hunting waves and then going home eating fresh food, followed by diving into the garden for an afternoon of...

Surf x Cycle

Old friend Chris McClean has recently gotten into a new hobby. Combining the free wheeling spirit of a bikepacking expedition with his passion for hunting down secluded surf spots, Chris and some friends (including some of the Finisterre Cr...

First Quarter

Read on for the second instalment of our series by William Thomson, looking at how the moon exerts its power on the changing tides. In my last broadcast - New Moon, Not Visible - we...

The Sea To Me | The Lewis Sisters

The Lewis Sisters; Writer, Teacher, Student.  Three sisters, born and raised in Cornwall, Lottie, Monica and Bryony each enjoy their own connection with the water; writing about it, surfing on it, and swimming beneath it....

Lindsey Cole | Just Keep Swimming...

Last November, Lindsey swam the length of the Thames dressed as a mermaid to highlight how we’re choking our marine life with plastic. Not only did she find tons of manmade polymers, but she also...

Finisterre x Aquapak

Introducing our new Leave No Trace bags; water soluble, recyclable, biodegradable and breaking down harmlessly into non-toxic biomass in soil and sea, should it escape into the environment. Rolling out from October 2019, these bags...

The Sea To Me | Kate Hamsikova

Kate Hamsikova, FREEDIVER When Kate first arrived in Ireland 15 years ago, she wasn’t the most confident swimmer. Today, with the help of her family and a solitary local dolphin, she has become an experienced...

The Sea To Me | George Karbus

  George Karbus, OCEAN PHOTOGRAPHER From filming giant Humpback Whales feeding with Orcas in the arctic circle, to documenting the resident dolphin of his local bay; George’s experiences in the sea have shaped his career,...

Turtle Soup | Dan Crockett

Dan Crockett is our man on the ground when it comes to sustainability and marine conservation. A regular presence on The Broadcast, avid readers will be familiar with Dan's work and the realness he brings...

The Bowmont Project: Unique British Merino

Back in 2005 we were looking to expand our British supply chain and wool, we reasoned, would be a great place to start. There are sheep all over the place, so why couldn’t we use...

Our Community | London

The solstice has passed us by and  the sunshine of summer has already faded to a distant memory. But far from being the time to bundle up indoors, autumn is one of the best times to...