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Lived And Loved: Meet The Finisterre Repairs Team

THE STITCH SISTERS Step into the Finisterre workshop and head up the stairs and you’ll hear the gentle hum of a sewing machine run by the deft hands of repairs whizz Annie. Now joined by...

Cycling To The Sahara

In September, Path Adventure founders Maddison and Kaasam embarked on a four month long trip, cycling from Falmouth to the Sahara. We kitted them out in Finisterre Merino base layers and recycled insulation jackets to...

Down By The River

To set the scene. On Monday, 14 November, the moon was the biggest and brightest it had been in more than 60 years. It’s what is commonly called a “supermoon”, or technically a “perigee full...

An Evening With Pete Goss, MBE

Last Thursday evening we were honoured and delighted to host British yachtsman Pete Goss, MBE, for the inaugural talk night at our Bristol store.Here at Finisterre, we have previously had the luxury of playing the captive...

Noah Lane and Sandy Kerr Go Off Grid

THE STRIKE Words by Noah Lane Some people hate travelling. Car, Bus, Plane, Train, Car. As easy and cheap as it is to jump on flight from one place to the next, there still involves...

Lofoten Life: On The Road In Norway

Lofoten; located at the 68th and 69th parallels north of the Arctic Circle in north Norway. Lofoten rises from the sea like Mother Nature’s cutlery as you approach from across the Vestfojorden. Quite possibly one...

In Conversation With Gulfstream's Shaper Jools Matthews

We've known Jools from Gulfstream Surfboards for a while now; you might have caught our range in their Braunton store, or seen the London quiver designed by Jose, Jools' right-hand woman. With our Bristol launch...

Guardians Of The Sea | Mike Long

"No one wakes up and says "I want to pollute the ocean today". People want to be aware and mindful. We as brands, innovators, designers must give them this opportunity by making products, materials that...

Finisterre's Commitment To Going Fluorocarbon Free

Looking at alternative solutions to environmental problems is something we are always trying to do. Over the past few years, we've been looking into alternative waterproof finishes for our outerwear, without the use of nasty...

Q&A With Product Director Debbie On Microplastics

We’re always keeping our ears to the ground when it comes to running our business in the most sustainable way possible, from the materials we use in our products to how we serve our coffee...

Made For Mornings Like These

White lines, headlights and road signs blur past when you’re powering down the motorway full pelt to reach the promised land; you’re imagining spectacular swell, perfect barrels and neat approaching lines in your head, everything...

Why Wool?

It’s no secret that we love wool. It’s one of the oldest fibres in the world, durable and functional, not to mention naturally occurring. You’ll find it in all corners of the Finisterre range, from...

Lesley Prior On Our Bowmont Merino Flock

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...

MAR | Featuring Noah Lane

  Daylight wanes as sky becomes heavy. Isobars compress and warp; cross-sectioned onions on the nightly news. The coast awakens, transformed from the doldrums of summer. Warmth; a flickering memory, like those drawn upon for...

The Lost Weekend | In Conversation With Chris McClean

Hailing from the colder Northern territories of the UK, chasing waves in those kinds of environments come as second nature to Chris. From shooting one of our first films in the Outer Hebrides through to...

Edges Of Sanity | A Finisterre Film

  It’s been saidOn far shores, weary mariners hear voicesSongs so beautiful they cast a spellThere is no choice but to hear. Director: Chris McCleanProducer: Ernest CapbertSurfers: Noah Lane + Matt SmithPoem: Dan CrockettNarration: Charles...

The Other Door | Featuring Matt Smith

As the winter door closes, we say goodbye to thick suits, heavy winter swells and cold days, and we open the door to thinner suits, summer waves and longer days. Featuring Matt Smith.Directed and produced...

Cold Water People | A Finisterre Film

The People Of Cold Water Surfing. Shot at the Greenaway Pro and narrated by Ernest Capbert. 

Fv25 | A Finisterre Film

Fv25 is our cold water surf film. It is cold water surfing as we see it, living and surfing within a cold water environment. Filmed over 8 months, Fv25 will take you to the Outer...

Guardians Of The Sea | Hugo Tagholm

HUGO TAGHOLM  CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF SURFERS AGAINST SEWAGE "The great thing here is that we all share the common deep blue thrill of the ocean; we’re surfers, we’re environmentalists, we’re marine fanatics, so everyone here...

Econyl | Net Gains

The oceans of the world are currently the unhappy home to around 640,000 tons of discarded nylon fishing nets. Not only is nylon non-biodegradable, so will end up snaring marine life for years to come, its manufacturing...

Bowmont | The Story So Far

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...

On The Road In The Outer Hebrides

Our girl Sophie's field notes from the Outer Hebrides, looking from the inside out.   A good friend once told me that when you fly somewhere it takes some time before your soul catches up with...

UK Denim | In Conversation With Patrick Grant

When we first ventured into denim, our thought process was simple: how could we innovate an everyday product, maintain aesthetic yet elevate function, all the while keeping it local by working with UK manufacturers?  Our first...

Photographer Portfolio | Ian Mitchinson

Ian Mitchinson was given a Minolta 35mm camera from his uncle when he was 12, and has been capturing images from Europe to India to South Africa ever since.  Currently based on the north west...

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 | Chris McClean

Hailing from the colder Northern territories of the UK, chasing waves in those kinds of environments come as second nature to Chris. From shooting one of our first films in the Outer Hebrides through to...

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...

HUMANS OF THE SEA: EASKEY BRITTON IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA

First touch of sea on bare skin last night as the moon came up and the sunlight bled into the water, sharing a few two-footers with a female dominated line-up; Ruthie aged 17, arguably Tupira...

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 90'S CLASSICS...

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...

FERGAL SMITH - THOUGHTS ON THE OUTCOME...

Fergal's recent contest in the General Election as a candidate for the Green Party caught the attention of the global surf media. We were proud to watch our ambassador and good friend take the things...

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...

Ocean Mic - Testing 1, 2, 3...

Dan Burgess is an activist, thinker and ocean educator who works with a variety of organisations to spread the gospel of ocean literacy, teaching people about our seas. He believes that once people know more and...

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...

SS SUEVIC

Shortly after 10.30pm during a vicious storm off the Cornish coast in March 1907, the thick fog covering the Lizard peninsula was briefly pierced by the red glow of a distress rocket. The flare, accompanied...