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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...

Cold Water People | A Finisterre Film

The People Of Cold Water Surfing. Shot at the Greenaway Pro and narrated by Ernest Capbert. 

Guardians Of The Sea | Hugo Tagholm

HUGO TAGHOLM  CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF SURFERS AGAINST SEWAGE "The great thing here is that we all share the common deep blue thrill of the ocean; we’re surfers, we’re environmentalists, we’re marine fanatics, so everyone here...

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,...

INTRODUCING EASKEY

As the legendary story goes, in the 1960’s Easkey’s grandmother, Mary Britton, a hotel owner, returned to Ireland from a trip to California with two classic Malibu surfboards. Her intention was offer them to hotel...

ART OF GATHERING AND THE POWER OF PROCESS

Finisterre ambassador Easkey Britton walks us through the Surf & Social Good Summit. A gathering of fascinating folk, all passionate about the positive role surfing can play in social change, where sand between toes was...

SARDINIA - BEHIND THE SCENES

With the recent launch of our summer range in Sardinia we asked Finisterre's graphic designer and photographer David Gray to give us some insight as to what goes on behind the scenes. Take it away...

Inside The Workshop

It's a little rough around the edges here in the workshop. There's always a wettie hanging to dry, dogs kicking back on sofas and always coffee in the pot. We tried to capture what makes...

UPDATE FROM THE FARM

We have just shorn our sheep. Shearing in winter? Are you mad? Surely the sheep will be cold? I can hear you say. Well, actually, no. They’re not. We use special “cold weather” cutters which...