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Sea Swimming Adventures | Kate Rew

From exploring the land by sea, to the calm of cold water immersion and intimate proximity to nature; swimming in the sea offers up as many rewards as it does challenges. As founder of The...

Cross Country Swimming | Above Below

At the heart of adventure swimming brand, Above Below, are two brothers - Will and Tom. Both keen swimmers with a passion for the outdoors, they joined us on our recent Sea Swim Microadventure, bringing...

Outdoor Swimming Etiquette

As a brand, our purpose is to connect people to the sea. Part of this means encouraging our community to get out there and explore our coastal playgrounds, and wild swimming is an amazing way...

Honest Captain

For the uninitiated, Matt Smith manages our team of Ambassadors. A key part of the crew for many years, Matt is a big-wave surfer, landscape regenerator and nature conservationist living in County Clare, Ireland. And now, he...

The Way | Pete Geall

As we take those initial tentative steps out of lockdown and towards freedom, we are once again afforded the possibility to cast our attentions a little farther from home.  To conclude their lockdown series, exploring their local...

Dancing in Dakar | Luke Pilbeam

This time last year, we'd just returned from our trip to West Africa, exploring the saltwaters of Senegal...  During the trip there was a special moment of magic no one expected, captured in this newly...

Jockey & Thoroughbred | Noah Lane

Mullaghmore is a beast of a wave. Just look at the pictures below. The ledging left hand slab on Ireland's west coast is not one to be wrangled by the faint of heart, bringing a visceral...

Her First Name | Oceanographic 13

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. Fresh from Issue 13, Finisterre Ambassador Hanli Prins

Ocean & Human Health in the age of Covid 19

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. Fresh from Issue 13, Finisterre Ambassador Easkey Brit...

Welcome to the Team | Emily Penn

An explorer, researcher and experienced sailor, Emily Penn lives her life between land and sea. As a speaker and activist her passion to protect the seas led her to form the all female eXXpedition crew, a project...

This Is Hvaldimir | Oceanographic 13

 In partnership with Oceanographic Magazine, we're bringing you some of the best stories from the magazine. Below is the story of Hvaldimir, a mysteriously tame beluga whale. * On a day like any other, a tame beluga whale...

The Sea To Me | Sam Bleakley

Sam Bleakley has led a life blessed by the sea. From competing around the world, to commentating for the WSL and exploring emerging surf cultures, he has built a career and life which is intrinsically...

A Frog's Eye View

When we enter the water, our perspective shifts. Looking back at the land from this changed viewpoint can offer clarity, peace and a view of the world often unseen by human eyes.  When the writing...

Rewilding the Sea: Part Two

We're continuing our series looking at the health of our oceans with the second instalment from conservationist and ocean advocate, Dan Crockett - looking at the ways in which humans can support the recovery of the marine...

The Expedition Log: Abundance in the Desert

The Expedition Log is brought to you by those who venture to the most extreme places on our planet; exploring and capturing imagery of some of the last wild frontiers left to us. In our...

Project Seagrass: Seeds of Hope

We first met Richard ‘RJ’ Lilley of Project Seagrass when he spoke at our inaugural 'Ocean Mic Night' tour last year, at our Edinburgh event. A marine biologist who heads up the charity's Scottish operations, RJ has...

Reopening Our Stores: Navigating The New Normal

This week, after months of slightly eerie silence on the high-street, retailers were given the go-ahead to re-open shops across the country. Whilst we’re eager to welcome back our community, we have taken the decision...

Summer Solstice | Pete Geall

The longest day of the year marks a fixed point in time, signifying the change of seasons and embodying the ebb and flow of nature. As we celebrate the longest day, so we recognise that the...

Adventure Begins...

Adventure begins with butterflies. Adventure begins with familiar faces reunited. Adventure begins with the smell of salt spray in the air...  Adventure begins with intelligent planning and design.  Adventure begins with sustainable product

World Oceans Day Film Special

As part of our celebration of World Oceans Day, we joined up with the guys over at Ocean Film Festival to bring you a curation of inspirational films, showcasing beautiful stories of lives that revolve...

Family Life in our City Base Camp

Base Camp. Usually, a home away from home. At the moment though, base camp is the kitchen table, the living room, the garden. Your new base of operations. As we slowly edge towards a possible easing...

Rewilding the Sea: Part One

The oceans' future is our future. They are the life support system of our planet, and it is fast becoming apparent that we must do more to protect them - because we are running out of...

World Oceans Day 2020

Today (June 8) we celebrate World Oceans Day. It's a day to recognise the massive impact the world's oceans have on our everyday lives - from supplying the air we breathe, to supporting livelihoods and...

Life in Base Camp with Sally McGee

Base Camp. Usually, a home away from home. At the moment though, base camp is the kitchen table, the living room, the garden. Your new base of operations. While eagerly awaiting the all-clear to emerge, we've...

Notes From The Archive: Econyl®

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....

The Expedition Log: A Melting World

The Expedition Log is a new series, brought to you by those who venture to the most extreme places on our planet; exploring and capturing imagery of some of the last wild frontiers left to...

Life In Base Camp: North East Edition

Base Camp. Usually, a home away from home. At the moment though, base camp is the kitchen table, the living room, the garden. Your new base of operations. While eagerly awaiting the all-clear to emerge, we've...

Six Lessons, 30 Minutes From My Home.

A writer, surfer and lifeguard at Sennen in West Cornwall, frequent visitors to the Broadcast will be familiar with the writing of Pete Geall.  Since lockdown restrictions have been imposed on our daily lives, many have...

Life in our Backyard Basecamp

Base Camp. Usually, a home away from home. At the moment though, base camp is the kitchen table, the living room, the garden. Your new base of operations. While we hunker down to wait out the...

The Expedition Log | Meeting the Locals

The Expedition Log is a new series, brought to you by those who venture to the most extreme places on our planet; exploring and capturing imagery of some of the last wild frontiers left to...

Lockdown Listening with Noah Lane

“Music is powerful. As people listen to it, they can be affected. They respond.”- Ray Charles With live music on hold and the Spotify playlists doing the rounds, we put it to some of our closest...

Lambing in Lockdown

We may all be on lockdown but if you look out of your window, it’s hard to ignore the fact that spring has truly sprung. For us here at Finisterre, one of the biggest markers...

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

Well, what an incredible couple of weeks it has been. 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...

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...

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