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Our Friends in the North | Sally McGee

Sally McGee is a surf instructor with a bit of a difference. A tirelessly active member in the North East coastal community, Sally started all-female surf school Yonder, to help women and girls get over...

Our Friends in the North | Chris McClean

Visiting old friends is always a pleasure. Chris McClean is a photographer and film-maker of distinguished quality who has worked with the Finisterre crew for years, creating films like edges of sanity and north sea...

Our Friends in the North | Sandy Kerr

We couldn’t take a trip to the north east and not pay a visit to Finisterre Ambassador Sandy Kerr. Sandy is our constant link to this community of north sea surfers, and working for the...

Seabirds and Seals of the Farne Islands

Just off the coast of Northumberland, hunkered down in the waters of the North Sea, lie the Farne Islands. A cluster of rocky crags scattered between one and five miles from shore, the islands are...

Grace Darling | Inspiring Women of the Sea

The seas around the British Isles are famed for producing some of the most treacherous and unpredictable conditions in the world. Finisterre has always supported the RNLI and the brave Lifeboat crews who watch over...

Stitched Together | Sam Gleeson & His Coat

Sam Gleeson is a tinkerer, crafter and maker of fine things. Living out in the west of Ireland, we’ve known Sam for a while, having repaired his coat on several occasions, so we asked our...

Every Stitch Tells a Story

We’ve been repairing Sam Gleeson’s 2008 Sastruga jacket since 2015. It’s been back to the workshop so many times now, we consider it an old friend. We offered Sam a new jacket so we could...

Big Fish, Little Knowledge.

It’s a common dream held by many. Quit your day-job, move to sun drenched shores and spend your life making a difference, saving the world. A dream that is often dismissed by those same many,...

The Language of Nautical Flags

The seas have always been the highways by which humans have travelled; used by our species to spread, trade, conquer and explore. With so many cultures using these watery thoroughfares, one might think it inevitable...

Trickle of the Stream | Jayce Robinson

"In between training for the Olympics and running his business we recently received this beautiful prose and some images from our friend, Jayce Robinson; his reflections on taking a few days retreat during the busiest...

City Kids Surfing | Class of 2019

We believe everyone should get the chance to experience the sea. A few years ago we teamed up with grassroots organisation Get City Kids Surfing, who aim to give disadvantaged inner city kids the chance...

SAS Autumn Beach Cleans

Save a date to save our seas. Surfers Against Sewage have launched their campaign for this year’s autumn beach cleans. You can sign up to join in a local clean and take this chance to...

Patagonia, I dreamed of abundance | Dan Crockett

Regular visitors to our Broadcast won't be strangers to the words of Dan Crockett. For the uninitiated, Dan is a writer who has been a part of the Finisterre family for many years; joining us...

The View From Below | Roger Munns

Roger Munns is an underwater wildlife cameraman with an enviable portfolio. One of the principal camera operatives on the BBC’s ground-breaking Blue Planet II, he has travelled extensively for his work; filming aquatic environments from...

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...

FEASTS FROM THE FARM: Summer’s bounty

Summer is the season of fruitfulness; the earth offering up its bounty to sustain our families and fill our stomachs. The journey from seed to veg to plate is one that Fergal and Matt Smith...

In Conversation | Bare Foot Skip

Skip Graham is halfway through an epic 1,000km prone paddle following the coastline from Minehead to Poole to raise money for #2minutebeachclean, and doing a few beach cleans along the way. Finisterre E-Commerce Manager Bex joined...

Amy Stringfellow | The Place That Made Me

Amy Stringfellow is a rare breed. A female boatbuilder with a passion for old shipwrighting techniques, she keeps alive a tradition and trade that dates back centuries. But this talent might never have been uncovered...

Pete Geall | The Place That Made Me

Pete Geall is a surfer, lifeguard and writer. A traveller with a flair for the romantic, capturing in his writing the windswept thrill of adventure found in some of the most remote places that waves...

The Ocean's Brush | In Conversation with Peter Matthews

Peter Matthews’ work is all about the sea. He immerses himself and his artworks in the water, experiencing the haptic feedback of the ocean to create works that are from the sea, of the sea,...

MOY HILL FARM | GROWING 2.1

In 2014, Fergal Smith embarked on a dream. A professional surfer who'd become all too aware of the footprint his lifestyle was creating, Fergal stopped back from the competitive circuit. Together with friend Matt Smith,...

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...

SOLSTICE 58.58° | A FILM BY LEWIS ARNOLD

The summer solstice occurs when one of the earth's poles has its maximum tilt towards the sun. It happens twice a year, once in each hemisphere. Depending on the shift of the calendar, the summer...

People of the Water | The Outdoor Swimming Society

 What does it mean to be an outdoor swimmer? What is it about slipping into the freezing cold waters of our seas, lakes and rivers that is so exhilarating? What does it feel like to be...

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

EVERY SECOND BREATH

Every Second Breath takes its audience on a visual and sonic exploration of the seas around Falmouth. Through its stripped-back, natural soundscape and stunning cinematography, the film directed by Isobel Cunningham and shot by Arnie Montei

SOUNDS OF SENEGAL VOL. 2 BY SAM BLEAKLEY

An Aficionado of world music and a man with an appreciation for dance and the movement it creates, we asked Ambassador, Sam Bleakley to collect some of the sounds that accompanied our recent trip to...

Our Ocean Connection | Easkey Britton

Dr. Easkey Britton is a surfer, Finisterre ambassador and marine social scientist at the National University of Ireland Galway. Her work explores the relationship between people and the sea, using her passion for the ocean...

The Art of Solitude | Ben Waters

There are few places in our modern world that truly represent the isolation that was once abundant on our planet. Living for two years on Australia's Lord Howe Island, artist Ben Waters and his family...

Reconnect to Wellness | In Conversation with Thera-Sea

As part of our season of reconnection we’ve reached out to our community to find the different ways that people reconnect with our oceans. One person who’s certainly qualified to give their input is Katy...

AN OCEAN RELATIONSHIP | DAN BURGESS

Dan Burgess is a strategist, co-designer, creative activist, podcaster and writer. He works as a consultant and practitioner with brands, NGO’s, communities, designers and activists via TheSpaceShip.earth and collaboration unit WildLabs.is.

Meet the Designers | Laura

As part of our season of reconnection we’re introducing you to the people who design our range. From settling into Cornwall to developing our vibrant Gorse print pattern, we sat down with our lead Womenswear...

Meet the designers | Todd

As part of our season of reconnection we’re introducing you to the people who design our range. We caught up with our lead Menswear designer Todd, to discuss what it was like making the move...

BACKDROP OF A BLACKTHORN IN BLOSSOM

Moy Hill Farm, a community garden and farming project in County Clare, Ireland set up by Finisterre Ambassadors, Fergal Smith and Matt Smith now finds itself in its fourth year of being. It's steadfast mission;...

Making it normal | The Outdoor Swimming Society

Adventure swimmers, wild swimmers, ice swimmers, social swimmers, skinny dippers… Outdoor swimming is enjoying a huge surge in popularity; with over 200 open water swimming events around the country, a similar number of open water...

THE AQUATIC SELF | HANLI PRINSLOO

Living a life aquatic engenders a deep respect of our oceans. By connecting with the water we gain a greater appreciation of its inhabitants, and our place in their world. When it comes to living...

OCEAN MINDFULNESS | SAM BLEAKLEY

Travelling to far flung shores and learning about local cultures, traditions and attitudes have made Sam Bleakley a worldly surfer. In these places it is important to be present and conscious of yourself, your state and...

A WORLD OF WONDER | OCEANOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE

"Sorry for the slow response." Some emails take longer to reply to than others. Workload, priorities or simply a task less favourable, we've all been guilty of sending the above. Our first email exchange with Will...

SOUNDS OF SENEGAL VOL. 1 BY SAM BLEAKLEY

 An Aficionado of world music and a man with an appreciation for dance and the movement it creates, we asked Ambassador, Sam Bleakley to collect some of the sounds that accompanied our recent trip to Senegal, West...

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...

IN CONVERSATION | THE RIGHT TO ROAM

After winning Best British Surf Film at London Surf Film Festival with their film Surf Girls Jamaica; we catch up with Joya and Lucy, the two unstoppable forces behind The Right To Roam, on how the project came...

IN CONVERSATION | CALUM MACLEAN

As part of our second collaboration with VivoBarefoot, we reached out to our community of water-goers. Calum Maclean is a Scottish film-maker and photographer with a passion for the outdoors and exploring remote locations for...

THE WISDOM OF NATURE | RUTH ALLEN

Healing through nature is about more than just stepping outside. It involves forging a deeper connection. A process, as Ruth Allen describes it, of re-wilding. Ruth is a qualified therapist, experienced health and wellbeing specialist...

THE NEED FOR TRANSPARENCY IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY

At the end of April every year is Fashion Revolution Week, timed to coincide with the anniversary of the Rana Plaza Factory Crash. Fashion Revolution is a campaign for reform in the clothing industry with a...

Innovation in BLOOM | Sustainable footwear solutions

Our collaboration with Vivobarefoot is based on an alignment of values, a commitment to reconnecting, whether to land or to the sea, and a drive to pioneer sustainable innovations and new technologies. The Vivo x...

OCEAN RECONNECTION

A partnership is a business or venture with multiple owners, each of whom has invested interest. In the case of Finisterre and Oceanographic Magazine, our invested interest is a shared one; the health and well being of...

OTTER WORKSHOP ON WHEELS 2019

Butcher, Baker, handplane maker.  Last week we wrapped up our annual Workshop on Wheels Tour with good friend James Otter and his wooden surfboard company. Taking their bespoke craft to our stores across the country,...

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...