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GJCPP Surf Therapy Special Issue

Featuring work from Finisterre Ambassador Easkey Britton and longstanding friend of The Broadcast, Jamie Marshall, the Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice (GJCCP) special issue on Surf Therapy is one of the first scientific jour...

The Blue Bloods

Surfing big waves is not for everyone. For those who do choose to tread this path the learning curve is steep, with knowledge passed down only to those proven worthy.  Offering a glimpse into the world of...

Dancing in Dakar | Luke Pilbeam

This time last year, we'd just returned from our trip to West Africa, exploring the saltwaters of Senegal...  During the trip there was a special moment of magic no one expected, captured in this newly...

Jockey & Thoroughbred | Noah Lane

Mullaghmore is a beast of a wave. Just look at the pictures below. The ledging left hand slab on Ireland's west coast is not one to be wrangled by the faint of heart, bringing a visceral...

The Sea To Me | Sam Bleakley

Sam Bleakley has led a life blessed by the sea. From competing around the world, to commentating for the WSL and exploring emerging surf cultures, he has built a career and life which is intrinsically...

Adventure Begins...

Adventure begins with butterflies. Adventure begins with familiar faces reunited. Adventure begins with the smell of salt spray in the air...  Adventure begins with intelligent planning and design.  Adventure begins with sustainable product

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...

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...

All In

The perfect winter session is a rare beast indeed on Cornish shores. Back in November of 2019 the south coast welcomed a swell of rare quality, with just the right conditions to produce such a...

The Wave Project | Jamie Marshall

Jamie Marshall is a professional researcher based at Edinburgh Napier University, working on the world’s first PhD exclusively focused on the exploration of the emergent ‘surf therapy’ paradigm in partnership with the WaveGarden Scotland. H...

That day in Senegal...

Some things you just can't plan. When we prep for a photo shoot or a trip, we carefully consider every detail - from what we pack, to where we're going, to who we're going with. But...

No Noise

Come the frost, come the winter rituals. Wetsuit boots officially on, a few gloves in the line up, hoods up and down with the winter sun and the howling winds. It's certainly not for everyone. We relish...

Satori Film Tour

Over the month of October we were visited by two South African Dragonslayers, who brought with them a silver screen sensation for our enjoyment. Satori is the story of a brotherhood of big wave surfers...

Surf x Cycle

Old friend Chris McClean has recently gotten into a new hobby. Combining the free wheeling spirit of a bikepacking expedition with his passion for hunting down secluded surf spots, Chris and some friends (including some of the Finisterre Cr...

In the Pursuit of the Surfing Dream

(Long Read. +15 mins.) In anticipation of the launch of our latest collaboration with Vans, we sat down with Vans team rider Seb Smart, shaper and Vans rider James Parry, and surf nomad Paige Maddison. As...

THE SHROUD | DOUGAL PATERSON

"Some shots from yesterday. You want some words and higher res?" To the less informed, this would seem like a somewhat nonchalant and extremely humble statement when referring to the severity of waves pictured in the article...

Trust | Surfability UK & Sam Bleakley

Surfability UK is a Community Interest Company providing young people with disabilities or learning difficulties the opportunity to feel the same thrill of exhilaration that other surfers experience on our watery magic carpet rides.With a b

THE ZAWN | PETE GEALL

When the conditions align and the stars light up, do you head for the steadfast and familiar or risk it on the unknown in hope of uncrowded perfection? A predicament that anyone who pours over the weather...

SALT WATER OF SENEGAL | SAM BLEAKLEY

Ambassador Sam Bleakley is a well-travelled surfer. As a former European Longboard champion, Sam's professional career has seen him compete around the globe as one of the most respected in his trade. In more recent...

Collective Mapping In Our Modern Surf Age | Pete Geall

Surfers are master map makers. We create, nurture and build narratives around our favourite spots. The fluid nature of our pursuit offers flux and change on a constant level. We understand this innately; no two...

BEYOND THE NOISE | ONLINE RELEASE

'Distracted by realities of our own invention, the natural world becomes invisible, technology is our king. As the cracks in society spread, two surfers seek refuge in the vastness of the ocean, away from the...

SEVEN STONES LIGHTSHIP | PETE GEALL

As our very namesake would suggest, much of our inspiration is born of the sea and maritime tradition. As surfers and regular users of the ocean, we rely on accurate weather and wave forecasting (as...

NORTH SEA HOLES

  It's been a year since we finished filming north sea holes so I contacted the gang; Chris McClean (Director and Editor), Lewis Arnold (Filmer and DOP) and Sandy for some words to accompany the...

Cold Hands, Warm Heart | Pete Geall

The words 'epic' and 'perfect' although often the most fitting diction to describe the surf conditions, can often get cast around with loose referene. In the wake of recent swells (and accompanying wind) there would...

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...

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