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Travel Light, Move Fast.

A long time friend of Finisterre, Mat Arney has been putting our products through their paces for years. And, as a photographer and writer whose work revolves around the sea, he's been doing the same with Palladium boots...

Outdoor Swimming Etiquette

As a brand, our purpose is to connect people to the sea. Part of this means encouraging our community to get out there and explore our coastal playgrounds, and wild swimming is an amazing way...

The Way | Pete Geall

As we take those initial tentative steps out of lockdown and towards freedom, we are once again afforded the possibility to cast our attentions a little farther from home.  To conclude their lockdown series, exploring their local...

Reopening Our Stores: Navigating The New Normal

This week, after months of slightly eerie silence on the high-street, retailers were given the go-ahead to re-open shops across the country. Whilst we’re eager to welcome back our community, we have taken the decision...

Summer Solstice | Pete Geall

The longest day of the year marks a fixed point in time, signifying the change of seasons and embodying the ebb and flow of nature. As we celebrate the longest day, so we recognise that the...

Family Life in our City Base Camp

Base Camp. Usually, a home away from home. At the moment though, base camp is the kitchen table, the living room, the garden. Your new base of operations. As we slowly edge towards a possible easing...

Life in Base Camp with Sally McGee

Base Camp. Usually, a home away from home. At the moment though, base camp is the kitchen table, the living room, the garden. Your new base of operations. While eagerly awaiting the all-clear to emerge, we've...

Life in our Backyard Basecamp

Base Camp. Usually, a home away from home. At the moment though, base camp is the kitchen table, the living room, the garden. Your new base of operations. While we hunker down to wait out the...

Lambing in Lockdown

We may all be on lockdown but if you look out of your window, it’s hard to ignore the fact that spring has truly sprung. For us here at Finisterre, one of the biggest markers...

Surfers Against Sewage: #ReturnToOffender

To mark the 50th Earth Day last week, Wheal Kitty neighbours Surfers Against Sewage went digital with their #ReturnToOffender campaign - the UK's first 'digital beach clean'. Taking the place of the charity's Big Spring Beach Cleans across...

Swallows & Rainbows #FinisterreForNHS

At the beginning of lockdown, what started out as a simple idea to do our bit for NHS staff working tirelessly to keep us safe, snowballed into a display of astounding creativity from our community. We...

A Night at the Museum

It's not every day that you get to fulfil your childhood dream with a night spent locked in the Natural History Museum. Well, back in February, that's exactly what we did. For the launch of our...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 the Web | 2020

Butcher, Baker, Handplane maker.  This time last year we were wrapping up our annual Workshop on Wheels Tour with good friend James Otter and his wooden surfboard company. Taking their bespoke craft to our stores...

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...

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