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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....

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...

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...

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 &...

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...

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...

Noah Lane | Moments At The Edge

Last winter Noah won $20,000 and was crowned with the surf session of the winter under some snow capped peaks in Ireland. The waves were big and perfect; not mountain sized rollers, but double to triple...

Common Ground | Introducing The Ambassador Team

Time spent in and out of the water with our ambassadors is vital; they form the basis of our cold water community and have done since the beginning. Reconnecting with Tom and the team in...

Noah Lane | Surfing In The Azores

The Land That Time Forgot Lashing rain fell horizontally in huge sheets from the heavens above. We’d been holed up all day, hopefully poking our heads out of the window every time the roar eased,...

Sam Bleakley | In His Element

When you find yourself in an empty lineup in Cornwall’s deep southwest with a man like Sam Bleakley, you can’t help but smile. Clambering down the rocky coastal path from his book-lined and longboard littered...

In Conversation With Lewis Arnold & Sandy Kerr

Both familiar in the wild ways of that elusive north east swell, Lewis Arnold and Sandy Kerr have been getting in the salt together for years now. Now firmly part of the Finisterre family, we got to...

Noah Lane and Sandy Kerr Go Off Grid

THE STRIKE Words by Noah Lane Some people hate travelling. Car, Bus, Plane, Train, Car. As easy and cheap as it is to jump on flight from one place to the next, there still involves...

FIELD-NOTES AND REFLECTIONS FROM PAPUA NEW GUINEA: PART II

Written by Easkey Britton - Finisterre Ambassador  Distraction-free, the days seem so much longer, fuller, without a mobile device or emails to respond to and yet it’s hard to find the right headspace, thoughts are...

HUMANS OF THE SEA: EASKEY BRITTON IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA

First touch of sea on bare skin last night as the moon came up and the sunlight bled into the water, sharing a few two-footers with a female dominated line-up; Ruthie aged 17, arguably Tupira...

FINISTERRE AMBASSADOR NOAH LANE WINS THE MAGIC SEAWEED WINTER SESSION

We have always taken a simple approach to the people we believe in at Finisterre; we like to spend time with them and see how the relationship grows. We've roamed a fair bit with Noah...

A KID CALLED SANDY...

Sandy Kerr grew up in the industrial region of the North East, he still calls the brown barrels up there his home. When you watch him surf you realise he's spent a long time studying...

EASKEY BRITTON TALKS COLD WATER SURFING

What does it mean to be a cold water surfer?What attracts us to those hard edges and wild elements? 'The ideal should not be the calm, which can turn the very ocean to a stagnant...

SAM TALKS 90'S CLASSICS...

With a few more dark nights ahead we reached out to our ambassador Sam Bleakley for some film and book recommendations to take us through to spring. For the next few weeks Sam will be...

FERGAL SMITH - THOUGHTS ON THE OUTCOME...

Fergal's recent contest in the General Election as a candidate for the Green Party caught the attention of the global surf media. We were proud to watch our ambassador and good friend take the things...

SAM TALKS APOCALYPSE NOW

Apocalypse Now (1979) Francis Ford CoppolaMilius’s Hollywood recognition came in the script for Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now (1979). It was based on Joseph Conrad’s novella Heart of Darkness (1902), that tells the story of...

SAM BLEAKLEY TALKS BIG WEDNESDAY

With a few more dark nights ahead we reached out to our ambassador Sam Bleakley for some film and book recommendations to take us through to spring. For the next few weeks Sam will be...

How To Survive Winter | Noah Lane

Cold climates are tough. Way tougher than their warmer brothers. And winter in a cold climate is the pinnacle of difficulty if you happen to call yourself a surfer. I came to the North Atlantic...

AMBASSADOR NOAH LANE TALKS SURF ETIQUETTE

Well its that time of year again, autumn is very quickly slipping by and its only a matter of time before the sea turns wild and days become dark. In this part of the world,...

WELCOME TO THE FAMILY FERGAL SMITH

We are very proud and excited to welcome Fergal Smith to the Finisterre family.We’ve been big fans for some time. His commitment to chasing waves of consequence has been a huge inspiration to us all...

INTRODUCING EASKEY

As the legendary story goes, in the 1960’s Easkey’s grandmother, Mary Britton, a hotel owner, returned to Ireland from a trip to California with two classic Malibu surfboards. Her intention was offer them to hotel...

ART OF GATHERING AND THE POWER OF PROCESS

Finisterre ambassador Easkey Britton walks us through the Surf & Social Good Summit. A gathering of fascinating folk, all passionate about the positive role surfing can play in social change, where sand between toes was...

MATT SMITH - SUMMER QUIVER

What you ride during the summer months can be essential... Here is Matt Smiths summer quiver and a little description for each ride he has chosen. From left to right... 6’7 Tracker from John Eldridge...

NOAH LANE - FINISTERRE - COLD WATER SURFER

Noah Lane - Finisterre - Cold Water Surfer  The energy you get from Noah simmers just below the surface. He's always aware of those around him and let his actions speak louder than words. Originating...

TELL ME WHO YOU'RE WITH : NOAH LANE

Tell me who you're with. We've always taken a very simple approach with the people we work with here at Finisterre - tell me who you're with and we'll tell you who you are -...

60 YEARS AGO

When you leave a place you've visited, all that should be left behind are the bent blades of grass a deer leaves on the ground when it lays down to rest. 50 years ago there...

SECOND GLANCE

If you were rushing by to make a boarding call, you wouldn't give them a second glance... ... but if you looked twice, you might notice the old canvas rucksacks, the battered rigger boots and...

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