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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

EVERY SECOND BREATH

Every Second Breath takes its audience on a visual and sonic exploration of the seas around Falmouth. Through its stripped-back, natural soundscape and stunning cinematography, the film directed by Isobel Cunningham and shot by Arnie Montei

THE NEED FOR TRANSPARENCY IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY

At the end of April every year is Fashion Revolution Week, timed to coincide with the anniversary of the Rana Plaza Factory Crash. Fashion Revolution is a campaign for reform in the clothing industry with a...

OTTER WORKSHOP ON WHEELS 2019

Butcher, Baker, handplane maker.  Last week we wrapped up our annual Workshop on Wheels Tour with good friend James Otter and his wooden surfboard company. Taking their bespoke craft to our stores across the country,...

THE WAREHOUSE CREW

If there is anything indicative of our business growth over the last 15 years, it’s the warehouse. As Finisterre have grown, the warehouse crew have played a vital part in getting product logged, shipped out...

WHEAL KITTY COMMUNITY | OPEN

Arriving at Wheal Kitty as creative production company Sideways, Mark and Em Anderson weren’t the obvious contenders to take on the old board factory. But, by drawing on their flair for a story and intuition...

WHEAL KITTY COMMUNITY | SURFERS AGAINST SEWAGE

From courting the royals to heading up a global movement, as one of Wheal Kitty’s founding fathers, Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) hasn’t let up since day one. We caught Hugo Tagholm and Jess North in...

WHEAL KITTY COMMUNITY | CANTEEN

When it comes to post-surf breakfasts, coffee catch-ups and lunchtime dining, there’s only one place in Wheal Kitty we want to be. We caught up with Canteen’s Ben Quinn, Sophie Cartmail and Trav Bulbeck to...

WHEAL KITTY COMMUNITY | FINISTERRE

Delving into our clifftop community and taking stock of relationships forged, we turn to Steph Rogers and Ade Flowers, Finisterre’s newest team members, for a fresh take on Wheal Kitty’s unique atmosphere and what’s on...

2018: LOOKING BACK BY FINISTERRE FOUNDER TOM KAY

"Using business as a force for good." Welcoming in the new year and reflecting on the year past with a few words from Finisterre Founder, Tom Kay. Supported by our customers and community, there were...

FOUR WALLS SURROUNDED BY WILD | PETE GEALL

For Pete Geall, a man who is quite comfortable with a sensibly priced Bivvy bag, the prospect of staying somewhere with basic brick and mortar was that of Airbnb luxury.  In search of the cold...

SHELTER FROM THE STORM

Four walls and a roof for survival; hook for the hiker’s hat; meeting place for outdoor souls. Tucked in a valley or clinging to the slope, in an untouched corner between summit and sea, you’ll...

FOOD FROM THE FIRE | FINN'S FORAGING AND WILD COOKING

Forage; (of a person or animal) search widely for food or provisions. In our experience, food is better shared. It is also better when served al fresco in way of post surf nourishment. Taking to the...

BORDERLANDS | EASKEY BRITTON

Lefts and rights. North and South. Protestant and Catholic. Ambassador Easkey Britton considers the roots and values of her native home in Ireland. I live on the borderlands - the geographical and political borders of my...

Summer Skin

I know exactly when it happened, do you? The zenith of the summer is a moment. A unit of nostalgia that you will hold until your last. For me it was that warm beer we...

Better, Cold

Thump, thump, thump; your heart pummels your chest; icy water stabs your bare skin; adrenalin surges through your body; short, sharp gasps before you steady your breathing. Inhale, exhale, look ahead: endless blue. Endlessly alive....

The Lightness of Being

Momentarily suspended between water and air, time and face, there’s nothing quite like stripping away the clutter and indulging in the timeless pleasures of bodysurfing. London Surf / Film Festival director and passionate ‘womper’ Demi...

THE RENEGADES OF HOPE


This story is about hope.

 A languid African wind is blowing and the sun is low on the horizon. Day collapses into the waiting arms of the night.

 The seed-planter, still salty from the ocean,...

Spanish Gold

Fortunate enough to journey and meet like minds in the pursuit of surf, we last ventured to an often-overlooked corner of Spain, where we reunited with shapers Juan and Mario of Gold Dust Surfboards. Learning...

Learning to breathe well | Hanli Prinsloo

We all have to breathe well to perform well but it is a skill that has to be learnt. Whether you want more from your everyday or are seeking to increase performance on the water...

In Conversation With | Mikey DeTemple

From pro surfer to film director, from Maine to New York. We caught up with The Ocean Doesn't Care director Mikey DeTemple to talk about changing perspectives, overcoming adversity and the cold water surf scene in New York. How...

An Icelandic Christmas | Welcome the Yule Lads

Inspired by our adventures in Iceland, we discovered some mischievous, gruesome and charming Icelandic Christmas / Yule traditions, and picked out some of our favourites pieces to help you to celebrate them yourself, should you wish. 12...

The Last Farmer

In the Autumn of 2013 writer Dan Crockett and photographer James Bowden went to Iceland in search of waves. Guided into a remote valley in the far north west of Iceland, something about the valley...

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...