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The Expedition Log | An Arctic Voyage

The Expedition Log is a new series, brought to you by those who venture to the most extreme places on our planet. Lucia Griggi is one of those people; an acclaimed photographer travelling from pole...

The Mother of Metamorphosis

‘Maria Sibylla Merian’ is not a household name, but we think it should be. Despite having no formal training, she revolutionised the scientific community’s understanding of the life-cycle of insects and, in 1699 at the...

Notes From The Archive: NHM + Finisterre

Over the last few weeks we've been delving into the Finisterre archives, looking at key moments from our history. Moments that have shaped us, defined us, and left an enduring mark in the memories of our team and community....

Surfers Against Sewage: #ReturnToOffender

To mark the 50th Earth Day last week, Wheal Kitty neighbours Surfers Against Sewage went digital with their #ReturnToOffender campaign - the UK's first 'digital beach clean'. Taking the place of the charity's Big Spring Beach Cleans across...

Diving a Bleached Reef | 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 filmed in aquatic environments from the bountiful tropics to...

Swallows & Rainbows #FinisterreForNHS

At the beginning of lockdown, what started out as a simple idea to do our bit for NHS staff working tirelessly to keep us safe, snowballed into a display of astounding creativity from our community. We...

A bird, a bee and a blue whale.

An invitation to explore the archive of rare books preserved in the Natural History Museum does not come about every day. It’s a rare privilege, afforded only to a select few. As part of our...

Notes That Changed The World

'Charles Darwin' is possibly one of the most famous scientific names in the world. As a young man he embarked upon a gruelling five-year long sea voyage that would completely transform the way we view...

A Night at the Museum

It's not every day that you get to fulfil your childhood dream with a night spent locked in the Natural History Museum. Well, back in February, that's exactly what we did. For the launch of our...

Staying Active with Charlotte Holmes

At times like these we know how important it is to keep active, though with limited access to the great outdoors it certainly is a little more challenging. To keep the energy flowing, we’re all...

Notes from the Archive: RNLI + Finisterre

To keep you inspired and entertained, we've decided to delve into the Finisterre archives, and over the coming weeks we will be looking at key moments from our history. Moments that have shaped us, defined us, and...

Supermoon

Avid readers of the Broadcast will have followed our series with Will Thomson, exploring the effects the different phases of the moon on our seas. If not, you can catch up on the first two...

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...

Notes from the Archive: The Bowmont Project

To keep you inspired and entertained, we've decided to delve into the Finisterre archives, and over the coming weeks we will be looking at key moments from our history. Moments that have shaped us, defined us, and...

The Cornwall Scrubs Project

On 1 April the Cornwall Scrubs group was created by former Finisterre team member Annie Lucas, to help support the national campaign #ForTheLoveOfScrubs – producing scrubs, surgical caps and other PPE for frontline NHS staff....

Navigating Uncharted Waters

A message from founder Tom Kay...   Update - Tuesday 7th April    Update - Friday 27th March    Update - Tuesday 24th March We know these are difficult times for everyone, and we have been so grateful...

Notes from the Archive: Edges of Sanity

To keep you inspired and entertained, we've decided to delve into the Finisterre archives, and over the coming weeks we will be looking at key moments from our history. Moments that have shaped us, defined us, and...

When we stop, the planet heals.

Unprecedented times. Uncharted waters. Unknown territory. We’ve all heard these phrases a lot over the last couple of weeks, and life doesn’t look like going back to normal just yet. However, in amongst the daily...

A Journey in Surf Therapy

We first met Jamie Marshall (Stoked Research) when we opened the doors to our Edinburgh store in Scotland. A local surfer who headed up the most northerly chapter of the UK's surf therapy charity, The...

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...

Spaces In Between

From winter to spring. From darkness to light. From storm to calm. Over the last few months those transitions have been felt keenly by many. As we finally start to feel the warmth of spring, Ambassador...

Un-tide

Max Campbell, Harry Scott, Chloë Peglau and Lily Journeaux are all in their mid-20’s. Collectively, they’ve decided to leave their families, jobs, homes and friends – dropping everything in pursuit of perfect waves and authentic,...

Strength in Water | Oceanographic 11

In partnership with Oceanographic Magazine, we're bringing you some of the best stories from the magazine - to show different perspectives to our community of sea lovers. A longstanding friend of Finisterre, Hanli Prinsloo is a South Africa

Into the Sea | The Finisterre Seasuit Project

Surfers in the UK and Ireland are fairly used to being fully clad in neoprene, especially when surfing through the winter. But back in 2010, on a trip to southern Iran, Finisterre Ambassador Easkey Britton...

Ocean Education | Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop

Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop is an explorer, ocean advocate and educator, who has the enviable job of making remote and important marine science accessible to classes around the world. He has worked with numerous expeditions from coral...

City to Surf with Portia Ferrari

Portia Ferrari: A City Girl Who Surfs The sea means many things to many people. Living in the heart of a city, it's often easy to forget about the natural world, but it's always closer...

Designer Notes | The Finisterre Tee Range

With their super soft fabric and bespoke fits, we've considered all the details on our range of tops & tees - ready to take you through to summer. In the video below our lead menswear...

Finisterre to Finisterre

On the West Coast of northern Spain, on a coastline buffeted by storms, lies Cape Finisterre. Once believed to be the edge of the world, the word Finisterre literally means ‘the end of the earth’....

The Sea To Me | Mike Lay

Mike Lay, Writer, Lifeguard & Free surfer From growing up in the deepest depths of West Cornwall, to travelling the globe to hunt for surf; Mike Lay has carved out a life that is intrinsically...

The Sea To Me | Ria Mondo

Ria Mondo, Free surfer Hailing from the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, the sea has always had a role in Ria’s life. Fuelled by her constant curiosity she travels extensively to surf, learn and gain new...

Changing lives, one wave at a time.

In February, Finisterre stores across the country will be proud to play host to Waves for Change; an innovative ocean therapy charity from South Africa who are using surfing to help at-risk youths from deprived coastal...

The Long Game | Oceanographic 10

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. A longstanding friend of Finisterre, Hanli Prinsloo is...

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...

SHIFT sessions: Microfibres from sea to source

We've always had a conscious eye on the impact our products have on the planet. The increasing problems caused by microfibres in the ocean is no different, and is an issue we've been heavily involved in...

#TheSeaToMe is Meditation

The knowledge that spending time in on or around the sea helps with our mental health is nothing new. It is a tonic, allowing us to gain moments of calm and often giving us a fresh...

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...

Reconnect to Wellness | In Conversation with Thera-Sea

Last year, we 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 Griffin, a mental health clinician...

Building a Surfing Sisterhood

We met Sally McGee on our trip to Northumberland, back in the Autumn of 2019. A prominent member of the East Coast surfing scene, she has forged her own path with her all female surf-school Yonder,...

Moderate, Becoming Good Later.

The BBC shipping forecast has long been an inspiration and a guide for seafarers. From its poetic delivery to the unusual names of the different forecast areas, there is a certain romance contained within it. It...

In Deep Water

We live on a planet in the midst of an ecological crisis of our own making, a reality that 2019 brought into sharp focus. We know what must be done. The question is, will we...

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...

Giving Back

One of Finisterre’s founding commitments is ‘People’. This runs right through our business; from telling the stories of the people using our products, to the like-minded charities we’ve supported. We’ve been involved with organisations both...

Open water, Open arms.

Last month we were proud to welcome marathon swimmer Beth French and director Stefan Stuckert to our stores for an exclusive run of screenings of Against the Tides, an epic film that follows Beth as...

World's First Surf Therapy Symposium

"We launched 'ISTO' with the help of a grant from Laureus and Comic Relief in 2017/2018. This is the first year the conference has been self-funded, and it's amazing to see the growth. From 8...

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...

SAS Autumn Beach Clean: Summit to Sea 2019 Report

This year has seen SAS launch their Summit to Sea beach clean initiative, encouraging volunteers across the whole of the UK to get involved with removing plastic pollution from their local areas, no matter where...

A business with purpose, since 2003

“At the heart of what we do is a purpose. A deep belief. That we can make truly exceptional products in a more responsible and sustainable way.” - Tom Kay, Finisterre Founder As human beings,...

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...

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