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Near Miss: Survival of a Shark Man

In a remote ocean wilderness off the Northern California coast, a man dives alone with large great white sharks. In cold and unforgiving waters he enters a calm and transcendent space where he reflects on...

The Plastic Detective

Plastic pollution presents a huge problem for the natural world. However, it's also an incredibly useful material that can be used to make countless products that benefit our lives. So how do we go about using it in the right...

Inês Ambrosio: A Modern Cyanotype Artist

Captivated by the incredible blue hues of Anna Atkins' early photographic work, our second exclusive collaboration with the Natural History Museum pays  homage to the cyanotype - one of the earliest forms of photography.  But...

Ocean Sheroes: Four Women. One Boat. 50 Days at Sea.

Ocean Sheroes is an all-woman rowing crew racing 2,400 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean. Setting off from San Francisco and finishing at Hawaii’s Waikiki harbour, four waterwomen from the UK will set off on...

The Hope Tree(s)

In such strange times as these, we all need a little hope. As that hope slowly comes within reach once more, we were reminded of the early weeks of the pandemic and a story we shared from longstanding friend...

Journeys with my Jacket

From the frozen continent of Antarctica, to the wilderness of Alaska and so many places in between; our signature Nimbus jackets have accompanied and enabled adventures all around the world. Writing stories with those who...

Song of My People | Colin Macleod

Colin Macleod is a surfer and singer-songwriter who has carved out a career that would be the envy of many musicians. The twist is, he’s done it all while living and working as a crofter...

Soundwaves with Colin Macleod

Music is a medium that connects us all. It bridges culture, language and class barriers. It has the power to bring us together, and at this time of enforced separation, it can help provide solace and...

In Conversation With Maribou State

Listening to music can change more than just your mood. Scientists claim that it even has the power to heal us. Cue the ethereal and sublime soundscape of British electronic duo, Maribou State - a band...

Nurturing An Outdoor Family

It seems a universal truth that we either follow in the footsteps of our parents, or rebel against them. Parents, of course, do the best for their children - but many grow up yearning for a...

We need to start making again

Surfer, craftsman, innovator. James Otter is a man who has made his life about, well... making things. Creating his wooden surfboards is a painstaking labour of love, and a tactile experience the likes of which...

Josh Vyvyan | Songs of Innocence

Josh Vyvyan, is an artist & illustrator based on Cornwall's Lizard peninsula. A Cornish local with a passion for the sea, Josh's work explores native myth and storytelling, creating works that reconnect us with our...

Honest Captain

For the uninitiated, Matt Smith manages our team of Ambassadors. A key part of the crew for many years, Matt is a big-wave surfer, landscape regenerator and nature conservationist living in County Clare, Ireland. And now, he...

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...

Her First Name | Oceanographic 13

In partnership with Oceanographic Magazine, this year we will be bringing you some of the best stories from the magazine, to bring different perspectives to our community of sea lovers. Fresh from Issue 13, Finisterre Ambassador Hanli Prins

Welcome to the Team | Emily Penn

An explorer, researcher and experienced sailor, Emily Penn lives her life between land and sea. As a speaker and activist her passion to protect the seas led her to form the all female eXXpedition crew, a project...

A Frog's Eye View

When we enter the water, our perspective shifts. Looking back at the land from this changed viewpoint can offer clarity, peace and a view of the world often unseen by human eyes.  When the writing...

Rewilding the Sea: Part Two

We're continuing our series looking at the health of our oceans with the second instalment from conservationist and ocean advocate, Dan Crockett - looking at the ways in which humans can support the recovery of the marine...

The Expedition Log: Abundance in the Desert

The Expedition Log is brought to you by those who venture to the most extreme places on our planet; exploring and capturing imagery of some of the last wild frontiers left to us. In our...

Project Seagrass: Seeds of Hope

We first met Richard ‘RJ’ Lilley of Project Seagrass when he spoke at our inaugural 'Ocean Mic Night' tour last year, at our Edinburgh event. A marine biologist who heads up the charity's Scottish operations, RJ has...

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...

Six Lessons, 30 Minutes From My Home.

A writer, surfer and lifeguard at Sennen in West Cornwall, frequent visitors to the Broadcast will be familiar with the writing of Pete Geall.  Since lockdown restrictions have been imposed on our daily lives, many have...

The Expedition Log | Meeting the Locals

The Expedition Log is a new series, brought to you by those who venture to the most extreme places on our planet; exploring and capturing imagery of some of the last wild frontiers left to...

The Expedition Log | An Arctic Voyage

The Expedition Log is a new series, brought to you by those who venture to the most extreme places on our planet. Lucia Griggi is one of those people; an acclaimed photographer travelling from pole...

Notes That Changed The World

'Charles Darwin' is possibly one of the most famous scientific names in the world. As a young man he embarked upon a gruelling five-year long sea voyage that would completely transform the way we view...

Staying Active with Charlotte Holmes

At times like these we know how important it is to keep active, though with limited access to the great outdoors it certainly is a little more challenging. To keep the energy flowing, we’re all...

The Hope Tree

Many of us had to spend the first weeks of this lockdown taunted by perfect waves, from our own home shores of Cornwall to the mainland of Europe. But imagine if those waves were 20ft...

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...

Un-tide

Max Campbell, Harry Scott, Chloë Peglau and Lily Journeaux are all in their mid-20’s. Collectively, they’ve decided to leave their families, jobs, homes and friends – dropping everything in pursuit of perfect waves and authentic,...

Strength in Water | Oceanographic 11

In partnership with Oceanographic Magazine, we're bringing you some of the best stories from the magazine - to show different perspectives to our community of sea lovers. A longstanding friend of Finisterre, Hanli Prinsloo is a South Africa

Finisterre to Finisterre

On the West Coast of northern Spain, on a coastline buffeted by storms, lies Cape Finisterre. Once believed to be the edge of the world, the word Finisterre literally means ‘the end of the earth’....

Reconnect to Wellness | In Conversation with Thera-Sea

Last year, we reached out to our community to find the different ways that people reconnect with our oceans. One person who’s certainly qualified to give their input is Katy Griffin, a mental health clinician...

Moderate, Becoming Good Later.

The BBC shipping forecast has long been an inspiration and a guide for seafarers. From its poetic delivery to the unusual names of the different forecast areas, there is a certain romance contained within it. It...

Open water, Open arms.

Last month we were proud to welcome marathon swimmer Beth French and director Stefan Stuckert to our stores for an exclusive run of screenings of Against the Tides, an epic film that follows Beth as...

World's First Surf Therapy Symposium

"We launched 'ISTO' with the help of a grant from Laureus and Comic Relief in 2017/2018. This is the first year the conference has been self-funded, and it's amazing to see the growth. From 8...

United By Water

Beth French is a rather extraordinary human. A single mother, diagnosed with ME after a childhood of poor health, she is the only person to attempt the Oceans Seven challenge in a single year; swimming...

Our Friends in the North | Chris McClean

Visiting old friends is always a pleasure. Chris McClean is a photographer and film-maker of distinguished quality who has worked with the Finisterre crew for years, creating films like edges of sanity and north sea...

Trickle of the Stream | Jayce Robinson

"In between training for the Olympics and running his business we recently received this beautiful prose and some images from our friend, Jayce Robinson; his reflections on taking a few days retreat during the busiest...

The View From Below | Roger Munns

Roger Munns is an underwater wildlife cameraman with an enviable portfolio. One of the principal camera operatives on the BBC’s ground-breaking Blue Planet II, he has travelled extensively for his work; filming aquatic environments from...

Amy Stringfellow | The Place That Made Me

Amy Stringfellow is a rare breed. A female boatbuilder with a passion for old shipwrighting techniques, she keeps alive a tradition and trade that dates back centuries. But this talent might never have been uncovered...

Pete Geall | The Place That Made Me

Pete Geall is a surfer, lifeguard and writer. A traveller with a flair for the romantic, capturing in his writing the windswept thrill of adventure found in some of the most remote places that waves...

The Ocean's Brush | In Conversation with Peter Matthews

Peter Matthews’ work is all about the sea. He immerses himself and his artworks in the water, experiencing the haptic feedback of the ocean to create works that are from the sea, of the sea,...

People of the Water | The Outdoor Swimming Society

 What does it mean to be an outdoor swimmer? What is it about slipping into the freezing cold waters of our seas, lakes and rivers that is so exhilarating? What does it feel like to be...

Meet the Designers | Laura

As part of our season of reconnection we’re introducing you to the people who design our range. From settling into Cornwall to developing our vibrant Gorse print pattern, we sat down with our lead Womenswear...

Meet the designers | Todd

As part of our season of reconnection we’re introducing you to the people who design our range. We caught up with our lead Menswear designer Todd, to discuss what it was like making the move...

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...