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IN CONVERSATION WITH | EMILY PENN

Fighting to protect the ocean is like beating into the wind. Calling on head and heart, a taste for the impossible, a grasp of the charts, knowing hands on the lines, eyes firmly set on...

KIND OF A NORTHERN THING

Last night Ambassador Sandy Kerr screened his latest film project to a local audience in his home town of Tynemouth, UK. Ahead of a wider release later this year, it was important to the east...

In Conversation With | Fanny Danckwardt

‘Alluring’ isn’t a word often associated with jagged rocks, raging currents and 9°c water. The intense training, critical teamwork and constant threat of jellyfish-to-the-face that make up the SwimRun way of life were once the...

In Conversation With Maja Tesch

The 200 residents of Karakul village live on the sandy shores of an azure-blue lake, 3,900m above sea level in Tajikistan’s Pamir Mountains. But they never go in the water. They’re kept dry by tales...

Travels to the Tideline | Ambassador AGM 2018

As the commitments of our Ambassadors spread far and wide, securing time in the diaries of any one requires some thoughtful planning. As a result, spending time in the company of our friends and athletes becomes more meaningful...

Women In Surfing Series | Jen Wood

Commitment and grit is a prerequisite to surfing in the far north of the British Isles. Having recently touched down in the heart of the Scottish capital we're joined in our Women In Surfing series...

THE NIEUWLAND 3e | YULEX PURE

‘It’s been three years in the making, but we’re really excited to be launching our first natural rubber wetsuit made from Yulex Pure ™,’ Finisterre founder Tom Kay. The Nieuwland 3e is made from Yulex Pure™ with recycled laminates,...

Women of the Sea | Women's Wetsuit Tester Camp

Over the 13th-15th April, we invited our Women of the Sea to join us for an industry first, Women’s Wetsuit Tester Camp. The weekend gave testers the opportunity to share waves and connect whilst also...

VIVO BAREFOOT X FINISTERRE | RECONNECTING WITH NATURE

Stripping back the superfluous, the feel of every subtle bump and groove in the ground, the natural world brought to life underfoot as you tread the fringe between land and sea. When it came to...

HANLI PRINSLOO | BENEATH THE SURFACE

Somewhere off the coast of Cape Town, between the kelp forest, the reefs and the open ocean; you’ll find Hanli Prinsloo. We may all be 60% water, but Hanli knows it better than most. Freediving...

THE RENEGADES OF HOPE


This story is about hope.

 A languid African wind is blowing and the sun is low on the horizon. Day collapses into the waiting arms of the night.

 The seed-planter, still salty from the ocean,...

IN CONVERSATION WITH DOUGAL PATERSON

Throughout our business and since day one, we work with people we trust in and who can help us achieve our best practice. Dougal Paterson is one of these people.  In light of our recent...

THE SALT SHEPHERD

 “The race isn’t always won by the swiftest and the battle isn't always won by the strongest. Food doesn’t always go to the wise, nor recognition to the skilled. Instead, timing and circumstances meet them...

Harry Fricker | The Road To Tofino Part 2

Picking up conversation with former Finisterre employee, Harry Fricker as he downs his tools in the city, trading computer for boards and the Spring swells of Vancouver Island, BC. How often do you make the pilgrimage...

SOUTHPAW ON THE SOUTH SHORE

In true British fashion, spring saw time-honoured weather variants in the form of the arctic outbreak, The Beast From The East.  No stranger to the cold conditions, Ambassador Sandy Kerr simply kept his hood, gloves and...

STATIC | Original Surf Soundtracks Vol.1

"When we were defining what CWS looked like for us - surfing and seeking out some of the coldest most uncompromising waves - we turned to CJ to portray what that sounded like. From the...

COPIED IN | BOWMONT UPDATE

Lambing starts very soon. We are in Uruguay at the 10th World Merino Conference from 5th to 16th April, and then we finish shearing on the 18th and lambing starts on the 21st so will...

HARRY FRICKER | THE ROAD TO TOFINO

Former Finisterre 'jack of all', Harry Fricker regardless of employment status remains firmly rooted in the family tree. The Designer come Creative Director now resides in the thriving outdoor hub of Vancouver, British Colombia, heading up...

Mercurial | Noah Lane

A few weeks back we gave the keys of the Finisterre Instagram to some of the boys as they set their sights North, barrels and battered mars bars ensued. Noah Lane reports back from his...

THE WORKSHOP COLLECTIVE | AMY ISLES FREEMAN

A RANGE BUILT FOR MAKERS, DOERS AND CRAFTERS. We have designed a collection which offers a modern interpretation of traditional purpose-led workwear. Based on the needs of those driven by innovation and creativity in or...

WETSUITS FROM WETSUITS | UPDATE

"Design innovation, science and engineering and commercial know-how."Committed to finding a solution to a huge global problem, we find ourselves deep in our Wetsuits From Wetsuits Recycling Programme. The mission: to find a way to...

WOMEN IN SURFING SERIES | KELLY MOANA MURPHY

Introduction from Ambassador Easkey Britton. Kelly and I first met as we were about to dive headlong into that turbulent impact zone of our early 20s. We were both on the contest circuit. In her I...

THE WORKSHOP COLLECTIVE | JAMES OTTER

A RANGE BUILT FOR MAKERS, DOERS AND CRAFTERS. We have designed a collection which offers a modern interpretation of traditional purpose-led workwear. Based on the needs of those driven by innovation and creativity in or...

Surfers and Shepherds

Our love of wool is no secret. Back in 2005 we made a unanimous decision to place wool at the centre of our fabric development and haven't looked back.  Tune in and listen to our Product...

Spanish Gold

Fortunate enough to journey and meet like minds in the pursuit of surf, we last ventured to an often-overlooked corner of Spain, where we reunited with shapers Juan and Mario of Gold Dust Surfboards. Learning...

Learning to breathe well | Hanli Prinsloo

We all have to breathe well to perform well but it is a skill that has to be learnt. Whether you want more from your everyday or are seeking to increase performance on the water...

In Conversation With | Mikey DeTemple

From pro surfer to film director, from Maine to New York. We caught up with The Ocean Doesn't Care director Mikey DeTemple to talk about changing perspectives, overcoming adversity and the cold water surf scene in New York. How...

Broadcast Presents | Ben Player's Far North

Last week we launched Broadcast Presents across our UK stores. An ongoing series that shall see us bring film, visuals and other beautiful idiosyncrasies from our world and beyond to the big screen. We caught up with World...

Finding Aoibhneas

Finisterre friends Sophie Bradford, Hannah Stocks and Ashley Beer headed to Donegal to test our new women’s tester suits. Along the way they found fun, contentment and even a few waves; this is their creative result....

Behind The Lens in the Himalayas

When Photographer Ben Turner and Reporter Laura Makin-Isherwood set about planning a photo documentary in one of the harshest environments on earth, where they needed to be prepared, we kitted them out to help them...

Nieuwland Works AW17/18

"Noah's commitment to riding heavy waves with flow and beauty is (again) seen in this short film by Chris Case. We support our ambassadors because we trust, care and are inspired by them. When we...

Female Cornish Surfers | Perranporth’s ‘Ladies Who Surf.’

Unknown Female Surfers, Told By A Group Of Artists In Cornwall: Local poet Anna Maria Murphy walked around Cornwall, collecting and re-interpreting stories and memories from the people she met along the way. The stories were then...

Ambassadors: 2018 Commitments

We asked our Ambassadors to share their thoughts and commitments for 2018, both personal and in relation to the water. Here's what they had to say. Matt Smith My journey in 2018 is to stay...

In conversation with Finisterre’s full time wetsuit recycler

Creating the first recyclable wetsuit: #wetsuitsfromwetsuits. Last summer, we made a position available at Finisterre for a full time wetsuit recycler. Our ambition is simple; we are committed to finding a way to make wetsuits...

Tracing invisible lines

As we embark on our Women's Wetsuit Tester Programme, we welcome ambassador Dr Easkey Britton to discuss women in surfing. A pioneering figure in the surfing world, waterwoman Easkey Britton is an internationally recognized scientist,...

Looking back on 2017

As 2017 comes to an end, we pause to reflect. Like the god of new beginnings, Janus, who was often depicted with two faces, the end of the year is a time to look back as well as to...

Poetry and landscape | Icelandic Sagas

An extraordinary coming together of words and place, Icelandic Sagas enthral and intrigue today as much as when they were first told. Our recent adventure to Iceland revealed the depths of relationship between people, their landscapes...

Backwash | Freedom to tell our stories

Recently watching Ben Stiller's, 'Secret Life Of Walter Mitty', the subject (Walter) embarks on a journey to secure slide #25 from an elusive and revered photographer for the cover image of the last ever print...

Finisterre + Bute | A Shared Love of Wool

Sharing a vision for innovative design and a love of natural fibres. We've been exploring the Scottish highlands and islands this past year, seeking out the remote surf spots; traversing these remote Northern Isles to...

An Icelandic Christmas | Welcome the Yule Lads

Inspired by our adventures in Iceland, we discovered some mischievous, gruesome and charming Icelandic Christmas / Yule traditions, and picked out some of our favourites pieces to help you to celebrate them yourself, should you wish. 12...

Vestfirðir: An Icelandic Playlist | Chris McClean

A picture can paint a thousand words. A moving picture with a score to it can go further still. Working over the years with photographer / videographer, Chris McClean, it has become apparent that in...

The Last Farmer

In the Autumn of 2013 writer Dan Crockett and photographer James Bowden went to Iceland in search of waves. Guided into a remote valley in the far north west of Iceland, something about the valley...

About the volunteers, for the volunteers | The Lifeboat Station Project

Jack Lowe's ambitious photography project celebrates the volunteers who have saved 142,200 lives since the RNLI was founded, such as Finisterre founder and St Agnes helm Tom Kay. We caught up with Jack to hear more about his project...

Arctic Surf | Tina Bingham

Surf adventurer Tina travelled to Iceland as part of the Finisterre team testing the new winter collection. We caught up with Tina to hear about her first Arctic surf and how the experience has profoundly...

An update from the farm | Bowmont

Back in 2005, we made a unanimous decision to place wool at the centre of our fabric development. One of the oldest natural fibres known to man, its functional properties are well known and it’s...

Sailor, Skier, Carpenter, Guide | Vidar Kristinsson

It is all about the people you meet along the way; of stories told, food shared. We set sail in search of Icelandic peaks on board the Aurora, safe in the hands of captain Vidar...

Icelandic Hot Springs | Harnessing geothermal energy

Harnessing geothermal resources allows Iceland to provide 87% of its demand for hot water and heating by geothermal energy. Bathing in the natural thermal pools in Iceland led us to look further into Iceland’s renewable...

Icelandic Visions: Photographer Portfolio | Elli Thor Magnusson

In the words of fellow accomplished photographer/videographer Chris McClean, Elli Thor Magnusson is "the cat making the scene over there tick". Known for flying under the radar, we recently spoke with Iceland's leading surf photographer...

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