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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...

Choose Wool

As part of Wool Week, the Campaign for Wool is continuing its mission to educate the world about the numerous benefits of nature's original super fibre. At Finisterre, we've always championed the versatility of wool...

Our Community | Bristol

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...

Esperanza: My Greenpeace Voyage

A formidable voice for good, Greenpeace's largest and swiftest vessel in their fleet has campaigned environmental agenda for the organisation for over 15 years. When we heard Finisterre employee, Jade Sellick was joining the crew...

Our Community | Edinburgh

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...

Bikepacking | Katherine Moore

When we were tagged in the image below, we felt the need to investigate further. Our community are an adventurous bunch, but cycling is a little out of our wheelhouse (pardon the pun) so within...

Our Community | Bath

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...

10 YEARS OF THE 10K

"Eventually all things merge into one, and a river runs through it." Norman Maclean. The dart 10k is many things to many different people; and many people does it attract. With nearly 1500 swimmers meandering...

Our Community | Exeter

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

Ocean Mic - Testing 1, 2, 3...

Dan Burgess is an activist, strategist and ocean educator who works with a variety of organisations to spread the gospel of ocean literacy, teaching people about our seas. He believes that once people know more and feel more...

Our Community | Falmouth

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...

Our Community | Hawksfield

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...

WHAT WENT DOWN

It's not often we board the hype train. Certainly not the fast paced locomotive of sneakers and kicks! Our second collaboration with Vans however called for a change in scenery. Working with the globally admired powerhouse that is Vans...

New Moon, Not Visible.

Rises in the morning. Sets in the evening.   The New Moon marks the beginning of a tidal month, and it’s an unassuming start at that – because the moon is directly between the sun...

In the Pursuit of the Surfing Dream

(Long Read. +15 mins.) In anticipation of the launch of our latest collaboration with Vans, we sat down with Vans team rider Seb Smart, shaper and Vans rider James Parry, and surf nomad Paige Maddison. As...

Our Friends in the North | Sally McGee

Sally McGee is a surf instructor with a bit of a difference. A tirelessly active member in the North East coastal community, Sally started all-female surf school Yonder, to help women and girls get over...

Our Friends in the North | Chris McClean

Visiting old friends is always a pleasure. Chris McClean is a photographer and film-maker of distinguished quality who has worked with the Finisterre crew for years, creating films like edges of sanity and north sea...

Our Friends in the North | Sandy Kerr

We couldn’t take a trip to the north east and not pay a visit to Finisterre Ambassador Sandy Kerr. Sandy is our constant link to this community of north sea surfers, and working for the...

Seabirds and Seals of the Farne Islands

Just off the coast of Northumberland, hunkered down in the waters of the North Sea, lie the Farne Islands. A cluster of rocky crags scattered between one and five miles from shore, the islands are...

Grace Darling | Inspiring Women of the Sea

The seas around the British Isles are famed for producing some of the most treacherous and unpredictable conditions in the world. Finisterre has always supported the RNLI and the brave Lifeboat crews who watch over...

Stitched Together | Sam Gleeson & His Coat

Sam Gleeson is a tinkerer, crafter and maker of fine things. Living out in the west of Ireland, we’ve known Sam for a while, having repaired his coat on several occasions, so we asked our...

Every Stitch Tells a Story

We’ve been repairing Sam Gleeson’s 2008 Sastruga jacket since 2015. It’s been back to the workshop so many times now, we consider it an old friend. We offered Sam a new jacket so we could...

Big Fish, Little Knowledge.

It’s a common dream held by many. Quit your day-job, move to sun drenched shores and spend your life making a difference, saving the world. A dream that is often dismissed by those same many,...

The Language of Nautical Flags

The seas have always been the highways by which humans have travelled; used by our species to spread, trade, conquer and explore. With so many cultures using these watery thoroughfares, one might think it inevitable...

Trickle of the Stream | Jayce Robinson

"In between training for the Olympics and running his business we recently received this beautiful prose and some images from our friend, Jayce Robinson; his reflections on taking a few days retreat during the busiest...

City Kids Surfing | Class of 2019

We believe everyone should get the chance to experience the sea. A few years ago we teamed up with grassroots organisation Get City Kids Surfing, who aim to give disadvantaged inner city kids the chance...

SAS Autumn Beach Cleans

Save a date to save our seas. Surfers Against Sewage have launched their campaign for this year’s autumn beach cleans. You can sign up to join in a local clean and take this chance to...

Patagonia, I dreamed of abundance | Dan Crockett

Regular visitors to our Broadcast won't be strangers to the words of Dan Crockett. For the uninitiated, Dan is a writer who has been a part of the Finisterre family for many years; joining us...

The View From Below | Roger Munns

Roger Munns is an underwater wildlife cameraman with an enviable portfolio. One of the principal camera operatives on the BBC’s ground-breaking Blue Planet II, he has travelled extensively for his work; filming aquatic environments from...

THE SHROUD | DOUGAL PATERSON

"Some shots from yesterday. You want some words and higher res?" To the less informed, this would seem like a somewhat nonchalant and extremely humble statement when referring to the severity of waves pictured in the article...

FEASTS FROM THE FARM: Summer’s bounty

Summer is the season of fruitfulness; the earth offering up its bounty to sustain our families and fill our stomachs. The journey from seed to veg to plate is one that Fergal and Matt Smith...

In Conversation | Bare Foot Skip

Skip Graham is halfway through an epic 1,000km prone paddle following the coastline from Minehead to Poole to raise money for #2minutebeachclean, and doing a few beach cleans along the way. Finisterre E-Commerce Manager Bex joined...

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,...