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Making it normal | The Outdoor Swimming Society

Adventure swimmers, wild swimmers, ice swimmers, social swimmers, skinny dippers… Outdoor swimming is enjoying a huge surge in popularity; with over 200 open water swimming events around the country, a similar number of open water...

THE AQUATIC SELF | HANLI PRINSLOO

Living a life aquatic engenders a deep respect of our oceans. By connecting with the water we gain a greater appreciation of its inhabitants, and our place in their world. When it comes to living...

OCEAN MINDFULNESS | SAM BLEAKLEY

Travelling to far flung shores and learning about local cultures, traditions and attitudes have made Sam Bleakley a worldly surfer. In these places it is important to be present and conscious of yourself, your state and...

IN CONVERSATION | THE RIGHT TO ROAM

After winning Best British Surf Film at London Surf Film Festival with their film Surf Girls Jamaica; we catch up with Joya and Lucy, the two unstoppable forces behind The Right To Roam, on how the project came...

IN CONVERSATION | CALUM MACLEAN

As part of our second collaboration with VivoBarefoot, we reached out to our community of water-goers. Calum Maclean is a Scottish film-maker and photographer with a passion for the outdoors and exploring remote locations for...

THE WISDOM OF NATURE | RUTH ALLEN

Healing through nature is about more than just stepping outside. It involves forging a deeper connection. A process, as Ruth Allen describes it, of re-wilding. Ruth is a qualified therapist, experienced health and wellbeing specialist...

Bears and Big Waves

In January we invited Trevor Gordon, a Californian surfer, sailor and filmmaker to visit us at the Workshops. Along with Ambassador, Matt Smith they spent three days in Cornwall hosting one community night at Finisterre...

SUMMIT TO SEA | COLIN MACLEOD

Born an islander at the wind-whipped edge of the Atlantic, Colin Macleod takes changing rhythms in his stride. Through peaks and troughs, rising swell and glassy calm; between the LA late shows and long haul...

In Conversation: Tina Bingham and Amy Brock Morgan

Friendships forged in transit often become the strongest. Amy Brock Morgan; maker and adventurer, who also heads up Finisterre's repairs workshop, and surfer and model Tina Bingham, connected in Iceland. They missed flights, wrestled with...

SHOWING THE UNSEEN | JUSTIN HOFMAN

Justin Hofman is an inveterate adventurer. Armed with a marine biology degree and a camera, he traverses the planet sharing his love of the natural world – from the serene beauty of the Great White...

IN CONVERSATION | BARRY BRITTON & NOAH LANE

It is hard to put into words just how influential the Britton family to Irish surfing history is. With surfing 'first ascents' to recognition across seas, Barry Britton, his parents and now his daughter, Easkey are...

In Conversation | Apish Tshetsha and Noah Lane

Sharing waves with vulnerable kids from South African townships – not to mention the back seat and stories aplenty on a long drive through the night to J-Bay – Apish and Noah formed a strong...

GRATITUDE

Gratitude. / gratitju:d / noun. The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Be it family, art form or the sometimes elusive pursuit of waves, Nick Radford recognises all...

PRODUCT, ENVIRONMENT, PRINCE

Back in 2003, Finisterre was founded with the help of a Prince’s Trust loan. Fifteen years on, The Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall, and The Duchess of Cornwall, joined us in commemorating the milestone...

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE | NOAH LANE WITH ANDREW KAINEDER

Andrew Kaineder. An Australian native and creator of arresting and engaging film pieces. We’ve spent hours stuffed shoulder to shoulder in the front of a smelly van. He’s one of the deeper thinking people I've...

Hugo Tagholm on Microplastics

There’s a rising tide choking our oceans, and Surfers Against Sewage CEO Hugo Tagholm is committed to stopping it. The fight has wrenched him from his beloved breaks and dumped him on red-eye trains, taking...

In Conversation With | Kate Rew

An ice mile. A cake dip. A burning rush of cold. There was a time when swimming just meant swimming. But with the Outdoor Swimming Society’s 23,000 members discovering and sharing the joys of plunging...

KIND OF A NORTHERN THING

Last night Ambassador Sandy Kerr screened his latest film project to a local audience in his home town of Tynemouth, UK. Ahead of a wider release later this year, it was important to the east...

In Conversation With | Fanny Danckwardt

‘Alluring’ isn’t a word often associated with jagged rocks, raging currents and 9°c water. The intense training, critical teamwork and constant threat of jellyfish-to-the-face that make up the SwimRun way of life were once the...

In Conversation With Maja Tesch

The 200 residents of Karakul village live on the sandy shores of an azure-blue lake, 3,900m above sea level in Tajikistan’s Pamir Mountains. But they never go in the water. They’re kept dry by tales...

HANLI PRINSLOO | BENEATH THE SURFACE

Somewhere off the coast of Cape Town, between the kelp forest, the reefs and the open ocean; you’ll find Hanli Prinsloo. We may all be 60% water, but Hanli knows it better than most. Freediving...

IN CONVERSATION WITH DOUGAL PATERSON

Throughout our business and since day one, we work with people we trust in and who can help us achieve our best practice. Dougal Paterson is one of these people.  In light of our recent...

THE SALT SHEPHERD

 “The race isn’t always won by the swiftest and the battle isn't always won by the strongest. Food doesn’t always go to the wise, nor recognition to the skilled. Instead, timing and circumstances meet them...

COPIED IN | BOWMONT UPDATE

Lambing starts very soon. We are in Uruguay at the 10th World Merino Conference from 5th to 16th April, and then we finish shearing on the 18th and lambing starts on the 21st so will...

Broadcast Presents | Ben Player's Far North

Last week we launched Broadcast Presents across our UK stores. An ongoing series that shall see us bring film, visuals and other beautiful idiosyncrasies from our world and beyond to the big screen. We caught up with World...

Vestfirðir: An Icelandic Playlist | Chris McClean

A picture can paint a thousand words. A moving picture with a score to it can go further still. Working over the years with photographer / videographer, Chris McClean, it has become apparent that in...

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

When the boat comes in | Fishing women and herring girls

We recently journeyed to the Shetland Islands, discovering a rich heritage of maritime and crafting history. We were intrigued by stories of women of the herring boom of the late 19th century and their part...

Sea Road To Lyonesse | Part II

... 'that might just be his homeland, drowned and forgotten, sea roads snaking to the present.' Following on from part 1. Dan Crockett with Josh Vyvyan. Homescape ‘Throw them out. They are the wrong sort...

Sea Road to Lyonesse | Part I

Somewhere between Land’s End and the Isles of Scilly, around the Seven Stones reef, there was once a place called Lyonesse. On a clear day it could have been seen from the cliff above Sennen....

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 &...

Time & Tide | Dale Adams

The final instalment of our Time & Tide series takes us to the shores of south Wales to meet a photographer working outside of the usual nine to five. With dusk delayed, there is no...

Time & Tide | Jeff Bowman

Spring has well and truly arrived, bringing with it a thirst for adventure, longer days and sumptuous sunsets. Continuing with our Time & Tide series, we explore open landscapes, the need for slowing down and...

Time & Tide | Jess Cox

As days grow longer, our senses awaken and our appetite and impulse for adventure increases. The need to break free from the confines of daily routine grows. With spring-time to hand, we're hitting the road....

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...

Always Have, Always Will | Product, Environment, People

Our Three Points Of Commitment - A Note From Founder Tom Kay It’s been fourteen years since I set out to build a brand based on my beliefs. Beliefs of making better product and a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Guardians Of The Sea | Mike Long

"No one wakes up and says "I want to pollute the ocean today". People want to be aware and mindful. We as brands, innovators, designers must give them this opportunity by making products, materials that...

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...