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WHITE ROSES | CHRIS MCCLEAN

Anticipating the first swell of the season, much like waiting for the ground base of snow in the mountains, will long continue to spark excitement in the most seasoned of surfers.  As Photographer, Chris McClean prepares for...

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...

BEYOND THE NOISE | ON THE ROAD

Claiming the award for Best Cinematography at this years London Surf Film Festival at its first outing and world premiere, it was apparent early on that Beyond the Noise was and is far more than a...

Stopping Time

A pilgrimage north has long been deemed a rite of passage for British surfers and those in search of cold uncrowded waves. No stranger to the lands and surrounding islands, Dan Crockett explores the bountiful coastline...

After Shades of Green

 The 'Beautiful Melancholy' of the Emerald Isle. Pensive exploration for cold, uncrowded waves as told by surfer/writer, Dan Crockett. Some of the best journeys out there yielded little but midges and cowshit. Before google earth...

END OF SUMMER | LEWIS ARNOLD & SANDY KERR

When is Autumn? When is the official end of Summer? Everyone has has a different idea on the exact date, be it meteorological or otherwise. Surfers will have a different read on things all together,...

Summer Solstice | Slowing Down Time

“Being so far North really makes you feel that you’re on the edge, the sunset goes on forever and the moon rises at the same time, its like there’s this slowing down of time” LA....

Harry Fricker | The Road To Tofino Part 2

Picking up conversation with former Finisterre employee, Harry Fricker as he downs his tools in the city, trading computer for boards and the Spring swells of Vancouver Island, BC. How often do you make the pilgrimage...

SOUTHPAW ON THE SOUTH SHORE

In true British fashion, spring saw time-honoured weather variants in the form of the arctic outbreak, The Beast From The East.  No stranger to the cold conditions, Ambassador Sandy Kerr simply kept his hood, gloves and...

STATIC | Original Surf Soundtracks Vol.1

"When we were defining what CWS looked like for us - surfing and seeking out some of the coldest most uncompromising waves - we turned to CJ to portray what that sounded like. From the...

HARRY FRICKER | THE ROAD TO TOFINO

Former Finisterre 'jack of all', Harry Fricker regardless of employment status remains firmly rooted in the family tree. The Designer come Creative Director now resides in the thriving outdoor hub of Vancouver, British Colombia, heading up...

Mercurial | Noah Lane

A few weeks back we gave the keys of the Finisterre Instagram to some of the boys as they set their sights North, barrels and battered mars bars ensued. Noah Lane reports back from his...

Arctic Surf | Tina Bingham

Surf adventurer Tina travelled to Iceland as part of the Finisterre team testing the new winter collection. We caught up with Tina to hear about her first Arctic surf and how the experience has profoundly...

Icelandic Visions: Photographer Portfolio | Elli Thor Magnusson

In the words of fellow accomplished photographer/videographer Chris McClean, Elli Thor Magnusson is "the cat making the scene over there tick". Known for flying under the radar, we recently spoke with Iceland's leading surf photographer...

Cormorants, paintbrushes and the healing power of water

A time of year to reflect, heal and prepare for the coming winter. We caught up with Ambassador Easkey Britton, surfer and scientist, to see what she has been up to as the seasons change....

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

These Charming Men

A friendship born in the water and growing in the soil, ambassadors Matt Smith and Fergal Smith have been like brothers for as long as we can remember. With a shared vision to feed people, care...

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...

Dougal Paterson | Chasing Volcanoes

A humble man with extraordinary ability, Dougal Paterson has travelled around the world in search of waves. Constantly pushing himself both mentally and physically, he's surfed waves where very few have gone before and where...

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...

The Right Side of Wherever By Dan Crockett

1. I'd seen the wave to the north. The wind had just swung and it was empty. Long walls and stacked up. Dark brown water and the hint of a sunset over the land behind....

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 &...

Notes From The Field | Hola Nica

Noah Lane gives us his notes from the field, product testing our True North range in Nicaragua with native surfer Aurita La Monita, taking some time outside of the lineup to explore this beautiful Central...

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...

Iceland's Secret Waves

Last winter, London based photographer Tom Cockram went in search of Iceland's secret waves. Joining him was Icelandic native and true cold water surfer Ingo, who led the way to their icy valhalla. With Finisterre...

Common Ground | Introducing The Ambassador Team

Time spent in and out of the water with our ambassadors is vital; they form the basis of our cold water community and have done since the beginning. Reconnecting with Tom and the team in...

Noah Lane | Surfing In The Azores

The Land That Time Forgot Lashing rain fell horizontally in huge sheets from the heavens above. We’d been holed up all day, hopefully poking our heads out of the window every time the roar eased,...

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...

In Conversation With Lewis Arnold & Sandy Kerr

Both familiar in the wild ways of that elusive north east swell, Lewis Arnold and Sandy Kerr have been getting in the salt together for years now. Now firmly part of the Finisterre family, we got to...

New Territory | Soul & Surf In Sri Lanka

Swapping the elusive Brighton swell for Sri Lanka’s glassy reef breaks, friend of Finisterre Joe Coyne now spends his time chasing waves through jungles and coconut groves. We spoke to him about his thirst for...

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...

In Conversation With Dougal Paterson & Bernie Shelley

THE GHOST SHIP When we heard of Dougal Paterson's next project, documenting the recovery of one of South Africa's surfing legends, Bernie Shelly, and her return into the water, we knew we wanted to get...

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...

Noah Lane and Sandy Kerr Go Off Grid

THE STRIKE Words by Noah Lane Some people hate travelling. Car, Bus, Plane, Train, Car. As easy and cheap as it is to jump on flight from one place to the next, there still involves...

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...

Made For Mornings Like These

White lines, headlights and road signs blur past when you’re powering down the motorway full pelt to reach the promised land; you’re imagining spectacular swell, perfect barrels and neat approaching lines in your head, everything...

MAR | Featuring Noah Lane

  Daylight wanes as sky becomes heavy. Isobars compress and warp; cross-sectioned onions on the nightly news. The coast awakens, transformed from the doldrums of summer. Warmth; a flickering memory, like those drawn upon for...

Edges Of Sanity | A Finisterre Film

  It’s been saidOn far shores, weary mariners hear voicesSongs so beautiful they cast a spellThere is no choice but to hear. Director: Chris McCleanProducer: Ernest CapbertSurfers: Noah Lane + Matt SmithPoem: Dan CrockettNarration: Charles...

The Other Door | Featuring Matt Smith

As the winter door closes, we say goodbye to thick suits, heavy winter swells and cold days, and we open the door to thinner suits, summer waves and longer days. Featuring Matt Smith.Directed and produced...

Fv25 | A Finisterre Film

Fv25 is our cold water surf film. It is cold water surfing as we see it, living and surfing within a cold water environment. Filmed over 8 months, Fv25 will take you to the Outer...

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...

‘HOW OFTEN DO YOU GUYS SURF?’

‘How often do you guys surf?’ I often get asked this question and the honest answer is as often as we can, but not all the time.It’s an important part of what we do and...

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...

FINISTERRE AMBASSADOR NOAH LANE WINS THE MAGIC SEAWEED WINTER SESSION

We have always taken a simple approach to the people we believe in at Finisterre; we like to spend time with them and see how the relationship grows. We've roamed a fair bit with Noah...

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...

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