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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...

The Wave Alliance

It started with a rag-tag surf club. Now, over a decade later, the idea that first took root in Cape Town's Masiphumelele Township has spread around the world with 20 partners from 11 different countries and more yet...

Chasing Mountains

A South African big wave surfer dedicated to his craft, Fabian Campagnolo spends half of every year chasing XXL swells across the globe. It's a monumental commitment driven by love and passion, rather than personal...

Perfect waves, and how not to find them.

Perfection is often intrinsically linked to perception. What might be perfect for one might be very much less than ideal for another. In surfing, this can take on another level - perfect conditions for longboarding are...

Soundwaves with Frankie Davies

We're back with another Soundwaves session, this time with musician and long time friend of Finisterre, Frankie Davies. A previous performer at our in-store gig nights (yes, we miss them too) Frankie is a singer-songwriter...

Place of Encounter | Oceanographic 17

In partnership with Oceanographic Magazine, we've been sharing some of the best stories from the magazine on The Broadcast, to bring different perspectives to our community of sea lovers. In Issue 17, Finisterre Ambassador and social ecolog

Down South

We always like hearing how far our clothes have travelled. Built to perform in the harshest conditions, it's no surprise that they often make it to some of the most inhospitable settings on earth. But...

Mike Lay: 5 Surf Film Influences

As we continue 'living la vida lockdown' here in the UK, what better way to keep the boredom at bay than with some waveriding inspiration to get you mind-surfing in your living room?  A stylish and...

Surfing on Seaweed

Most surfers are well tuned in to the rhythms of the natural world. But what happens when that natural world finds itself out of balance? Well, for surfers like Charlie Cadin, you see if you...

Mind Diving | Oceanographic 17

In partnership with Oceanographic Magazine, we've been sharing some of the best stories from the magazine on The Broadcast, to bring different perspectives to our community of sea lovers. In Issue 17, Finisterre Ambassador Hanli Prinsloo re

Easkey Britton: ROOM 2021

The debate as to whether surfing is a sport or a performance art often lead to comparisons with dance. The fluid combination of style, power, coordinated movement; the parallels are undeniable. Dance, like surfing, offers...

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...

Emily Penn: The Ocean Plastic Warrior

A sailor and researcher at the forefront of the fight against ocean plastic pollution, Ambassador Emily Penn has been a driving force in pushing the conversation on the threat of microplastics in our seas. But...

Microfibres: The Story So Far

Back in 2018 Finisterre launched the Microplastics Collection, to raise awareness of the dangers posed by the increasing number of small plastic particles being found in our oceans. As we investigated further, it became apparent...

Bio-logging Blues | Oceanographic 16

In partnership with Oceanographic, we've been sharing some of the best stories from the magazine on The Broadcast; bringing different perspectives from around the world to our community of sea lovers. In the feature article of Issue 16,...

Maintaining Mental Hygiene

As we hit the halfway mark of January, and with the UK now into its third national lockdown, it's important to devote a little time and attention to our mental health. The workshop crew (now...

Tempered Through Travel | Mat Arney

Designed to stand the test of time and be repaired when needed, our Jackets have accompanied many an adventure - writing stories together with their owners.  A photographer and storyteller who's travelled far and wide,...

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...

Living by the Tide | Oceanographic 16

In partnership with Oceanographic Magazine, we've been sharing some of the best stories from the magazine on The Broadcast, to bring different perspectives to our community of sea lovers. In Issue 16, Finisterre Ambassador and recent podcas

Variety

Variety is an experimental film series by Joāo Tudella and Finisterre Ambassador Noah Lane, reflecting and hopefully stimulating connection and presence in the ocean. Together they explore the art of waveriding through a plethora of experim

Bridging the Distance

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. In...

Exxpedition Round the World: Leg 2

eXXpedition Round the World is an all-female sailing voyage and research mission founded by Finisterre Ambassador Emily Penn. Starting and ending in the UK the project will see 300 women take to the seas and...

The Family We Choose

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. With...

Surf & Turf with Fergal Smith

From growing up in a farming family in western Ireland, to roaming the seas to surf the worlds best waves; Fergal Smith was a key member of the generation that put Irish surfing on the global stage. After...

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

London 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...

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...

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