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Photographer Portfolio | Jack Johns

In 2004 Jack was one of the first people to ride a wave at the Cliffs, Ireland, paddling round from a nearby harbour, not knowing what he’d find when he got there. The spot is...

Photographer Portfolio | James Bowden

A traveller and storyteller as much as he is a photographer, James has been with us for some years, helping us to catch milestone moments both home and away. From tales in Tasmania to journeying...

Photographer Portfolio | David Gray

It has been said that some of the smartest people make their careers rather than look for them. With an uncanny ability to become part of a story as it unfolds, our Head of Creative...

Photographer Portfolio | Lewis Arnold

Lewis caught our eye when we saw the impressive images he was taking of our most recent ambassador and fellow Tynemouth local Sandy Kerr. He’s our man in the water when it comes to North...

Photographer Portfolio | Mickey Smith

We first met Mickey boarding a fishing boat on our way out to a big day at Gurlan in Donegal, Ireland. It was late October and one of our first trips as a brand. Just...

Photographer Portfolio | Al Mackinnon

We’ve gone from our first meeting on a train platform in 2006 with one of the world’s top big wave riders waiting in the truck, to living in canvas tents in some of the most...

‘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...

THE SHEPHERD, THE PIRATE & THE TIME TRAVELERS.

A short movie by Dougal Paterson.

TWO MILLION PEOPLE IN THE SKY - BY CHRIS RANFORD

We've known Ranny for a while, he's a kindred spirit and we've shared many a surf session laughing and sharing tales between sets. When he told us he was cycling from Cornwall, down to the...

A KID CALLED SANDY...

Sandy Kerr grew up in the industrial region of the North East, he still calls the brown barrels up there his home. When you watch him surf you realise he's spent a long time studying...

EASKEY BRITTON TALKS COLD WATER SURFING

What does it mean to be a cold water surfer?What attracts us to those hard edges and wild elements? 'The ideal should not be the calm, which can turn the very ocean to a stagnant...

SAM TALKS APOCALYPSE NOW

Apocalypse Now (1979) Francis Ford CoppolaMilius’s Hollywood recognition came in the script for Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now (1979). It was based on Joseph Conrad’s novella Heart of Darkness (1902), that tells the story of...

SAM BLEAKLEY TALKS BIG WEDNESDAY

With a few more dark nights ahead we reached out to our ambassador Sam Bleakley for some film and book recommendations to take us through to spring. For the next few weeks Sam will be...

HENRY BLOGG - THE RNLI'S MOST DECORATED LIFEBOATMAN.

The Gold Medal is the RNLI's highest award for bravery. Generally considered to be the equivalent of the Victoria Cross, it's presented to only the most courageous and selfless individuals. Like the VC, the people...

LOOKING BACK

It's important we innovate, it's important we look forward and take risks. But it's also important to look back and savour the magic. 2014 was a hell of a year, many moments we are proud of...

How To Survive Winter | Noah Lane

Cold climates are tough. Way tougher than their warmer brothers. And winter in a cold climate is the pinnacle of difficulty if you happen to call yourself a surfer. I came to the North Atlantic...

MADE IN LONDON

Our shirts have been designed with fit, durability and quality in mind, using the best performing textiles, and our newest shirt duo have been made by skilled craftsmen in London and we are proud to...

WELCOME TO THE FAMILY FERGAL SMITH

We are very proud and excited to welcome Fergal Smith to the Finisterre family.We’ve been big fans for some time. His commitment to chasing waves of consequence has been a huge inspiration to us all...

INTRODUCING EASKEY

As the legendary story goes, in the 1960’s Easkey’s grandmother, Mary Britton, a hotel owner, returned to Ireland from a trip to California with two classic Malibu surfboards. Her intention was offer them to hotel...

ART OF GATHERING AND THE POWER OF PROCESS

Finisterre ambassador Easkey Britton walks us through the Surf & Social Good Summit. A gathering of fascinating folk, all passionate about the positive role surfing can play in social change, where sand between toes was...

SARDINIA - BEHIND THE SCENES

With the recent launch of our summer range in Sardinia we asked Finisterre's graphic designer and photographer David Gray to give us some insight as to what goes on behind the scenes. Take it away...

NOAH'S ROAD TRIP ESSENTIALS.

Ambassador Noah Lane is in Australia getting some much needed warm sun after a winter chasing waves in the Northern Hemisphere, he has clocked up nearly 4000kms exploring the East Coast of Australia with his...

HAPPY 25TH SAS

We feel really lucky to have these guys doing their thing across the workshop from us. The 10th May officially marked Surfers Against Sewage’s 25thanniversary, providing them with a great opportunity to reflect on past achievements,...

Inside The Workshop

It's a little rough around the edges here in the workshop. There's always a wettie hanging to dry, dogs kicking back on sofas and always coffee in the pot. We tried to capture what makes...

LONDON

A milestone moment. We'll be stocking the full Finisterre clothing range, surfboards and other hard goods, as well as prototypes of our new wetsuit, which we encourage you to take for a test-drive if you're heading for...

ARTIST SERIES - FERGADELIC

Several months ago our product designer questioned Tom Kay about his Stussy x Fergadelic t-shirt. As it happened, the artist responsible for Toms favourite t-shirt was also a good friend of Todd's, and was at...

SHEFFIELD

Ernest Wright & Sons of Sheffield, is one of the last remaining hand manufacturer of scissors . The film documents ' Putter ' Cliff Denton literally a putter togetherer of scissors . We were honoured...

AN INTERVIEW WITH BEACHBEAT'S MARKIE LASCELLES

Beach Beat Surfboards is a stone’s throw from the Finisterre Workshop, just the other side of the Wheal Kitty courtyard. It’s been here for over 30 years and is a leading light on the national...

MATT SMITH - SUMMER QUIVER

What you ride during the summer months can be essential... Here is Matt Smiths summer quiver and a little description for each ride he has chosen. From left to right... 6’7 Tracker from John Eldridge...

NOAH LANE - FINISTERRE - COLD WATER SURFER

Noah Lane - Finisterre - Cold Water Surfer  The energy you get from Noah simmers just below the surface. He's always aware of those around him and let his actions speak louder than words. Originating...

Committed to Product, And The People Wearing It

Cold water surfing had always been Tom Kay’s passion, but after university he found himself spending too much time near a photocopier in an anonymous London office. One day he decided that his life had...

BOWMONT - SPRING UPDATE

Lambing Season: Photo update A trip up to Devon to visit the newly born Bowmont lambs. Finisterre at Westcott Farm You would look pretty tired after triplets too... The farm doesn't just hold sheep... 5...

Coming Up For Air | A Finisterre Film

  “Just like winter ice, we all change with a little heat.It keeps us getting up each morning, keeps us awake at night, keeps us stealing precious scraps of time out on nature’s highways, hunting that...

THE STORY BEHIND THE HARD GOODS...

Designing and creating products for Finisterre is a new area for the brand. Whilst there will always be a need for hard goods, I firmly believe (most) things should be left to the experts. This...

Raeburn x Finisterre

In a meeting of minds and a sharing of principles, we are proud to announce our new and very special collaboration with the innovative and design conscious Christopher Raeburn. Unveiled at London Fashion Week Men's, the collection draws...

Resurrecting A British Sheep Breed

Here be sheep From time-to-time, I give talks about Finisterre; the beginnings in my bedroom 10 years ago, how it began, why it started what we believe in as a cold-water surf brand. Some of...

Halzephron: Under Canvas

The 8-man Swedish tent is our shelter; our home in Norway, our base in Lewis, and our place of warmth in Ireland. The exploration of surf spots within the low temperate latitudes is growing, boundaries...

SECOND GLANCE

If you were rushing by to make a boarding call, you wouldn't give them a second glance... ... but if you looked twice, you might notice the old canvas rucksacks, the battered rigger boots and...