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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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Beth French On Swimming The World's Oceans

7ft tiger sharks, 10mph ocean currents, blistering sun, frigid waters, world firsts.... Somerset swimmer/adventurer Beth French is facing it all. Half way through her record setting project to swim all Oceans 7 channels in a...

Introducing | Sennen Surf Co.

Over the years our journeys have put us in touch with many people we now call good friends. Near and far, we connect with these likeminded people through various mediums, be it a shared love...

Guy Cotten | Taking The Seas By Storm

Dawn has barely broken off the coast of Finistère, but already the nets are full. Fishermen set out in the depths of night in hope of a favourable catch – rewarded they be. These fishermen...

Easkey Britton On International Women's Day

This International Women's Day, we're proud to be screening the award-winning documentary Into The Sea, presented and co-produced by Finisterre ambassador Easkey Britton, in both our Bristol and London stores tonight. To coincide with this...

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,...

Notes From The Field | Off Grid In The Azores

Our girl Sophie's notes from the field in the Azores, looking from the inside out. It's not often these days that we go completely off-grid. However, with no signal, internet or electricity on a secluded...

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...

How We See Fit | Local Makers In Our Legwear

We design with fit and function in mind. With a varied crew of local makers, photographers and teachers, we put our legwear to the test in their different environments.  James BowdenUsually a man behind the lens,...

Food From The Fire | Ben Quinn's Hot Smoked Mackerel

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...

An Evening With Mark Shayler | Purpose & Disruption

A departure from our usual in-store talk nights, we invited Mark Shayler to speak at our Bristol store about what he knows best: purpose and disruption. You might have read his book (part of the...

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...

New Territory | Soul & Surf In Sri Lanka

Swapping the elusive Brighton swell for Sri Lanka’s glassy reef breaks, friend of Finisterre Joe Coyne now spends his time chasing waves through jungles and coconut groves. We spoke to him about his thirst for...

Bristol Store Design

When Fleur, Finisterre’s Visual Merchandiser, started putting together concept ideas for our recent Bristol store, it was important to celebrate both our history and the innovation we strive for, creating a space to house our...

Fit For Purpose | An Icelandic Exploration

Our Swedish friends from 6/5/4 hopped from fjord to fjord in pursuit of cold waves and good times. Kitted out in our Nieuwland Works wetsuits, they spent their days paddling out in icy waters, whale...

In Conversation With Dougal Paterson & Bernie Shelley

THE GHOST SHIP When we heard of Dougal Paterson's next project, documenting the recovery of one of South Africa's surfing legends, Bernie Shelly, and her return into the water, we knew we wanted to get...

Lived And Loved: Meet The Finisterre Repairs Team

THE STITCH SISTERS Step into the Finisterre workshop and head up the stairs and you’ll hear the gentle hum of a sewing machine run by the deft hands of repairs whizz Annie. Now joined by...

Cycling To The Sahara

In September, Path Adventure founders Maddison and Kaasam embarked on a four month long trip, cycling from Falmouth to the Sahara. We kitted them out in Finisterre Merino base layers and recycled insulation jackets to...

Down By The River

To set the scene. On Monday, 14 November, the moon was the biggest and brightest it had been in more than 60 years. It’s what is commonly called a “supermoon”, or technically a “perigee full...

An Evening With Pete Goss, MBE

Last Thursday evening we were honoured and delighted to host British yachtsman Pete Goss, MBE, for the inaugural talk night at our Bristol store.Here at Finisterre, we have previously had the luxury of playing the captive...

Lofoten Life: On The Road In Norway

Lofoten; located at the 68th and 69th parallels north of the Arctic Circle in north Norway. Lofoten rises from the sea like Mother Nature’s cutlery as you approach from across the Vestfojorden. Quite possibly one...

In Conversation With Gulfstream's Shaper Jools Matthews

We've known Jools from Gulfstream Surfboards for a while now; you might have caught our range in their Braunton store, or seen the London quiver designed by Jose, Jools' right-hand woman. With our Bristol launch...

Lesley Prior On Our Bowmont Merino Flock

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...

Our Repairs Service

WE WOULD MUCH RATHER BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO AN OLD JACKET THAN ADD IT TO LANDFILL REPAIR AND REFRESHIt’s key to reducing our impact on this beautiful blue marble we live on. We are fortunate...

On The Road In The Outer Hebrides

Our girl Sophie's field notes from the Outer Hebrides, looking from the inside out.   A good friend once told me that when you fly somewhere it takes some time before your soul catches up with...

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...

JAMES OTTER HANDPLANE WORKSHOP

Barefoot wanderer; oracle craftsman; friend of Finisterre. James Otter fled from coast to city to talk shop over two evenings and to host our first hand-plane workshop in the London store. Shoes off at the...

In Conversation With James Newitt | Art Director At Surfer Magazine

Since its founding in 1959 by surfer, artist and filmmaker John Seversen, SURFER magazine has had a long tradition of breaking new ground. Cover shots that stop you dead in your tracks, provocative art and...

TWO MILLION PEOPLE IN THE SKY - BY CHRIS RANFORD

We've known Ranny for a while, he's a kindred spirit and we've shared many a surf session laughing and sharing tales between sets. When he told us he was cycling from Cornwall, down to the...

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...

LOOKING BACK

It's important we innovate, it's important we look forward and take risks. But it's also important to look back and savour the magic. 2014 was a hell of a year, many moments we are proud of...

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...

GLOBAL WAVE CONFERENCE

We think carefully about the projects we support, we are a small business so it's essential. But when Surfers Against Sewage told us they were bringing together the world’s leading enviro-surf NGOs, grassroots activists, environmentalists,...

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