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Translate: Meeting of Minds

A mainstay of our creative productions since the early days of Finisterre, filmmaker Chris McClean and artist CJ Mirra have played a seminal role in establishing the filmic style that we've become known for. Longtime collaborators,...

Wherever the Road Leads

As we face up to a Christmas unlike any other, we’re reminded that everyone does it differently – so we’ve been checking in with our community to see what the holiday means to them. This...

Vincible

What is strength? Is it the power one holds in muscle and sinew, or rather an indomitable spirit, uncowed in the face of fear and adversity?  Big wave surfer, Dougal Paterson, has recently returned to the...

Making Waves: 2020 ISTO Symposium

The International Surf Therapy Organization (ISTO) is running its inaugural virtual conference from December 1-2. The 2020 ISTO Symposium, "MAKING WAVES: Through Inclusion, Diversity, and Equality in the Lineups," is bringing together some

Underwater Update #2 | Autumn 2020

As autumn draws to a close and the cold grip of winter takes hold, it brightened our day to receive another update from the team at Project Seagrass - as they continue their mission to map and...

The Right To Roam: In Our Nature

Looking a little closer to home, our latest winter #WhereItTakesYou excursion follows filmmaking duo The Right to Roam, as they seek out local adventures on their doorstep. A powerhouse of creativity, using visual media to...

Supporting FareShare This Winter

As the UK gets ready for a Christmas unlike any other, we know that many people are facing a difficult winter season. That’s why we teamed up with FareShare South West, to help them reach...

Field Report | Ubuntu

On the southern edge of the African continent, adventure awaits among towering forests hidden just beneath the ocean's surface. A place of wonder and discovery, both beautiful and potentially treacherous. Showcasing talented filmmakers and

Latitudinal Drift | James Aiken

Writer, sailor, surfer, adventurer. James Aiken commonly describes himself as a nautical nomad, living a life that revolves around the sea - wherever in the world he might be.  As a lifelong sailor, he's seen...

Monsters of Mullaghmore: Behind the Lens

If you haven't yet laid eyes on Conor Maguire's record breaking wave at Mullaghmore, well... what have you been doing? Harnessing the raw power of storm Epsilon, the young charger shattered records to ride the largest wave...

A Helping Handplane

In general, coffee shops and surfing don’t have a whole lot in common. But for Finisterre Ambassador Noah Lane they form the two main pillars of his life; from riding monsters at Mullaghmore to serving...

Touching Base: Apish Tshetsha

Cast your mind back to the start of this year and some of you may remember the warm and fuzzy feeling of gathering inside our stores, shoulder to shoulder for our Waves for Change, Surf...

Founder Update from the Farm

With a host of technical and sustainable properties, wool has been at the heart of our range since the very beginning. On his recent visit to the Bowmont farm, Finisterre Founder Tom Kay looks back...

Origins of the Submariner Jumper

The latest addition to our winter knitwear range is a timeless British classic – the Submariner Jumper. Not just another classy roll-neck, the Submariner has a rich and colourful history which inspired us to make...

Peruvian Hand Knit

Born from a love of tradition and authenticity, we’re working with two small family run businesses to bring you a collection of premium Peruvian knitwear. Made by expert hands, and with only a limited number...

Finisterre x ArkAir

Coldwater surf culture and the military may not seem like natural brothers in arms. But look closely at Finisterre’s collaboration with ArkAir and you’ll see two very different outdoor brands cut from similar cloth.  We...

eXXpedition Round the World: Leg 1

eXXpedition Round the World is an all female sailing voyage and research mission. Starting and ending in the UK the project will see 300 women take to the seas and conduct vital research, exploring plastic...

Plastic Oceans

We are drowning in plastic. Plastic is found at our fingertips, from computer keyboards to salad boxes to disposable bottles. We use this material because of its properties - flexible, durable and resistant. So when we...

Urban Nursery | Oceanographic 14

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. In issue 14, beneath the shadows of South...

On the Road to Adventure

For the final instalment of our #WhereItTakesYou autumn Microadventures we hit the road with long-time friends and builders of fine automobiles, Onwards Adventure Vehicles. Creating bespoke four wheeled craft designed specifically to facili

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...

Bristol Microadventures

Our stores have always been hubs for our customers to connect. Each store is different and has a unique community, so we decided to sit down with some of our store managers and get the...

Brighton Microadventures

Our stores have always been hubs for our customers to connect. Each store is different and has a unique community, so we decided to sit down with some of our store managers and get the...

Travel Light, Move Fast.

A long time friend of Finisterre, Mat Arney has been putting our products through their paces for years. And, as a photographer and writer whose work revolves around the sea, he's been doing the same with Palladium boots...

The Hand Built Home: In Conversation

In our latest instalment of #WhereItTakesYou we paid a visit to sustainable living advocates, Sam and Meg Glazebrook. Their cabin home, built by Sam’s own hands, is just one part of their ambition to live...

Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust

We often don't think of the UK as a country teeming with rare wildlife. Despite this, our small islands are in fact home to some unique animals who need our protection, like the grey seal.  The Cornwall...

Being Well in the Swell | Oceanographic 14

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 Easkey Brit...

A Founder's Journey with Tom Kay

As part of our latest Microadventure exploring #WhereItTakesYou, we joined Finisterre founder Tom Kay on solo strike mission to hunt down some uncrowded waves just down the road from the workshop. Once back in the...

Palladium: Always Exploring

With a shared passion for adventure and exploration, our collaboration with Palladium brings together two brands who believe in sustainability with substance. From creating their original boots in 1947, used by the French foreign legion,...

Grounding: Walking The Path

Based on a shared passion for exploration and adventure, our collaboration with Palladium saw us create a collection of durable, fully recycled and waterproof boots.  To put them to the test we enlisted writer and...

The Sea To Me | Rich Hardy

Rich Hardy has been a professional environment and animal protection activist for twenty-five years. From his involvement in the early days of Surfers Against Sewage to awards for investigative journalism exposing animal rights abuses, his

Project Seagrass: Underwater Update #1

Joy and relief were the overriding emotions for many of us this summer as lockdown eased. It was the opportunity to get back to the ocean, and to see family, friends and loved ones. 

...

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...

#WhereItTakesYou Film Night

To celebrate the launch of our Autumn 2020 range, we screened a selection of inspiring short films all about "where it takes you"; celebrating our love of the outdoors, open access to the sea and the...

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...

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...

Paddleboard Exploration: A Fresh Perspective

With paddle in hand and calm waters ahead, Stand Up Paddleboarding is a unique and accessible way to explore the shoreline. Whether it’s a river bank, sandy shore or rocky cliff face, paddleboarding offers up...

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...

Clara Jonas | Art of Balance

Clara Jonas is a graphic designer and illustrator hailing from North Cornwall. A surfer who is passionate about the environment, her work is informed by the lifestyle she leads and her philosophies of creativity and...

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...

Shaped by the River

Tidal estuaries are places of the moment. The ebb and flow of the water opens up the possibility of fresh adventures every day.  Self-reliance is key in this beautiful but fleeting landscape. In the third episode...

Fastpacking: Fleet of Foot

Salt-spray on the wind, the pack on your back and an open trail ahead. This season we’re asking our community #WhereItTakesYou, exploring journeys between land and sea to find adventure on our doorsteps. For the second...

Protect The Path

With 630 miles of uninterrupted footpaths, the South West Coast Path is the longest National Trail in England. It’s a path many of us are familiar with, at least certain parts, but who maintains it...

The Sea To Me | Matt Smith

Friend, teacher, mentor, healer. For Matt Smith, manager of our Ambassador team, the sea has played many different roles throughout his life.  Now a father, transitioning into yet another new chapter of his life, Matt...

Sea Swimming Adventures | Kate Rew

From exploring the land by sea, to the calm of cold water immersion and intimate proximity to nature; swimming in the sea offers up as many rewards as it does challenges. As founder of The...

Cross Country Swimming | Above Below

At the heart of adventure swimming brand, Above Below, are two brothers - Will and Tom. Both keen swimmers with a passion for the outdoors, they joined us on our recent Sea Swim Microadventure, bringing...

Outdoor Swimming Etiquette

As a brand, our purpose is to connect people to the sea. Part of this means encouraging our community to get out there and explore our coastal playgrounds, and wild swimming is an amazing way...

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...

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