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SUSTAINABLE IN DESIGN | FLEXI-HEX

Travelling with a surfboard can be a nightmare. Not only are we slapped with excess baggage fee's, but when we arrive at our destination we nervously open our bags to assess what potential damage has...

WHITE ROSES | CHRIS MCCLEAN

Anticipating the first swell of the season, much like waiting for the ground base of snow in the mountains, will long continue to spark excitement in the most seasoned of surfers.  As Photographer, Chris McClean prepares for...

THE FINISTERRE BROADCAST PRESENTS | COLIN MACLEOD

 Alex James of Blur farms goats for cheese. Chrisse Hynde of The Pretenders, Ahimsa milk from cows. If Bruce Springsteen was a sheep farmer, it'd look a whole lot similar to Colin Macleod's set-up. The Isle of...

An Email From The Farm

The Bowmont Merino sheep have been selectively bred for British conditions, generation after generation to provide us with a superfine UK fibre. Throw in a cold front from Siberia and one of the hottest summers...

SUMMIT TO SEA | COLIN MACLEOD

Born an islander at the wind-whipped edge of the Atlantic, Colin Macleod takes changing rhythms in his stride. Through peaks and troughs, rising swell and glassy calm; between the LA late shows and long haul...

SHELTER FROM THE STORM

Four walls and a roof for survival; hook for the hiker’s hat; meeting place for outdoor souls. Tucked in a valley or clinging to the slope, in an untouched corner between summit and sea, you’ll...

In Conversation: Tina Bingham and Amy Brock Morgan

Friendships forged in transit often become the strongest. Amy Brock Morgan; maker and adventurer, who also heads up Finisterre's repairs workshop, and surfer and model Tina Bingham, connected in Iceland. They missed flights, wrestled with...

TRUE NORTH PHOTOGRAPHER | LUCIA GRIGGI

Remote Russian islands, humpback whales and an Arctic fox falling asleep in her hand are all in a day’s work for Lucia Griggi. And while savouring the adventure, the National Geographic photographer has increasingly found...

TRUE NORTH PHOTOGRAPHER | JACK JOHNS

More at ease gazing into Aileen’s cavernous oblivion than directing a crowd of people, Jack Johns is never happier than floating alone in the wilderness –which makes his accomplishments on everything from music videos to...

TRUE NORTH PHOTOGRAPHER | BRYANNA BRADLEY

Former photojournalist Bryanna Bradley has helped put the female surf community in Tofino, British Columbia, firmly on the global map. She talks yellow feet, patience in chaos and her ongoing obsession with light. What drew...

TRUE NORTH PHOTOGRAPHER | JAMES BOWDEN

No mobile phones, no electricity, just a camera and some good waves… James Bowden likes nothing better than venturing out into the distant wilds. He talks the allure of photographing people, having Finisterre ambassador Noah...

BEYOND THE NOISE | ON THE ROAD

Claiming the award for Best Cinematography at this years London Surf Film Festival at its first outing and world premiere, it was apparent early on that Beyond the Noise was and is far more than a...

Stopping Time

A pilgrimage north has long been deemed a rite of passage for British surfers and those in search of cold uncrowded waves. No stranger to the lands and surrounding islands, Dan Crockett explores the bountiful coastline...

SHOWING THE UNSEEN | JUSTIN HOFMAN

Justin Hofman is an inveterate adventurer. Armed with a marine biology degree and a camera, he traverses the planet sharing his love of the natural world – from the serene beauty of the Great White...

IN CONVERSATION | CHRISTOPHER RAEBURN X TOM KAY

Grabbing a few precious minutes of Christopher Raeburn’s time before the onslaught of September’s London Fashion Week, we brought him and Finisterre founder Tom Kay together one more time to reflect on their unique collaboration....

CITIZEN SCIENCE AND THE SEA

Travel writer Conor Hubert, of Bean Abroad Travel Blog, joins a citizen science project investigating microplastic pollution in the Firth of Clyde. Pink! Nestled in amongst the greens of the seaweed, the silvers of the...

WHAT ARE THE HIGH SEAS?

FROM MPAS TO UNCLOS, DAN CROCKETT OF BLUE MARINE FOUNDATION REPORTS FROM THE UN'S HIGH SEAS TREATY NEGOTIATIONS. When I tell people I was at the United Nations in New York last week to closely watch the...

FINISTERRE X ARKAIR

Coldwater surf culture and the military may not seem like natural brothers in arms. But look closely at Finisterre’s collaboration with ArkAir and you’ll see two very different outdoor brands cut from similar cloth… “A...

THE ALBATROSS

Landmass to landmass, wingtip to wingtip. The albatross sees and spans further than any other creature. Spectre and sentinel; it encircles the earth without touching the ground; swooping into the sea-faring imagination and emerging unruffle...

A LUNAR CYCLE | EASKEY BRITTON

"Our connection to the sea and natural cycles is at the heart of A Lunar Cycle" - Finisterre Ambassador, Easkey Britton. A short film directed by Andrew Kaineder fusing cold water surfing, dance & poetry, Easkey Britton...

FOOD FROM THE FIRE | FINN'S FORAGING AND WILD COOKING

Forage; (of a person or animal) search widely for food or provisions. In our experience, food is better shared. It is also better when served al fresco in way of post surf nourishment. Taking to the...

CHRISTOPHER RAEBURN X FINISTERRE | SUSTAINABLE COALESCENCE

Remade, reduced, recycled. Product, environment, people. Two philosophies, two companies, one shared vision. This Autumn/Winter, we’ve teamed up with award-winning designer Christopher Raeburn for the IMMERSE collection. Decommissioned para

IN CONVERSATION | BARRY BRITTON & NOAH LANE

It is hard to put into words just how influential the Britton family to Irish surfing history is. With surfing 'first ascents' to recognition across seas, Barry Britton, his parents and now his daughter, Easkey are...

After Shades of Green

 The 'Beautiful Melancholy' of the Emerald Isle. Pensive exploration for cold, uncrowded waves as told by surfer/writer, Dan Crockett. Some of the best journeys out there yielded little but midges and cowshit. Before google earth...

In Conversation | Apish Tshetsha and Noah Lane

Sharing waves with vulnerable kids from South African townships – not to mention the back seat and stories aplenty on a long drive through the night to J-Bay – Apish and Noah formed a strong...

BORDERLANDS | EASKEY BRITTON

Lefts and rights. North and South. Protestant and Catholic. Ambassador Easkey Britton considers the roots and values of her native home in Ireland. I live on the borderlands - the geographical and political borders of my...

FIFTEEN YEARS OF FINISTERRE | NIAMH O'LAOIGHRE

Product Development Manager Niamh O’Laoighre ditched the city and freezing northeast surf for Cornwall’s warmer waters six years ago. She talks perfectionism, proud moments and why nothing beats a blustery walk to the pub. “Before...

FIFTEEN YEARS OF FINISTERRE | TODD

There’s only one role that could’ve tempted Lead Menswear Designer Todd away from London. He takes us through his inspirations, from bike polo to travelling to marine hardware, sharing how Cornwall and Finisterre came to...

FIFTEEN YEARS OF FINISTERRE | REBECCA PEPPERELL

From mad 1980s crisp packets to shifting the perception of women in surfing, our E-Commerce Manager Rebecca Pepperell reflects on what her seven years at Finisterre have meant to her. “Almost all my childhood holidays...

FIFTEEN YEARS OF FINISTERRE | DEBBIE LUFFMAN

Product Director Deborah Luffman talks frankly about ditching the sequins, jumping off a cliff, babies sleeping under the desk and taking her passion for sustainable textile innovation to new heights. I started out working in...

FIFTEEN YEARS OF FINISTERRE | DAVID GRAY

A documentary photographer and graphic designer turned Head of Creative, David Gray swapped the Smoke for St Agnes in 2009 – and hasn’t looked back. He talks carving out a new category in surfing and...

FIFTEEN YEARS OF FINISTERRE | TOM KAY

Tom Kay founded Finisterre from a shared flat, on a dial-up modem. He’s been on a genuine adventure since. He talks shipping forecasts, shared visions and sticking to your true north – even when the...

END OF SUMMER | LEWIS ARNOLD & SANDY KERR

When is Autumn? When is the official end of Summer? Everyone has has a different idea on the exact date, be it meteorological or otherwise. Surfers will have a different read on things all together,...

THE FINISTERRE BROADCAST PRESENTS: NICK RADFORD

Conjuring up sounds of early 60's rhythm n' blues, soul and funk, The Mighty Sceptres will be taking to the stage across our UK stores as we bid a fond farewell to the summer. In...

Summer Skin

I know exactly when it happened, do you? The zenith of the summer is a moment. A unit of nostalgia that you will hold until your last. For me it was that warm beer we...

Better, Cold

Thump, thump, thump; your heart pummels your chest; icy water stabs your bare skin; adrenalin surges through your body; short, sharp gasps before you steady your breathing. Inhale, exhale, look ahead: endless blue. Endlessly alive....

More Life, Less Rubbish

Marine debris is a plague that has spread all over the world. And while the Galapagos Islands are a World Heritage Site, the archipelago is just as susceptible to the tide of ocean plastics as...

GRATITUDE

Gratitude. / gratitju:d / noun. The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Be it family, art form or the sometimes elusive pursuit of waves, Nick Radford recognises all...

PRODUCT, ENVIRONMENT, PRINCE

Back in 2003, Finisterre was founded with the help of a Prince’s Trust loan. Fifteen years on, The Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall, and The Duchess of Cornwall, joined us in commemorating the milestone...

The Lightness of Being

Momentarily suspended between water and air, time and face, there’s nothing quite like stripping away the clutter and indulging in the timeless pleasures of bodysurfing. London Surf / Film Festival director and passionate ‘womper’ Demi...

THE FINISTERRE BROADCAST PRESENTS: FRANKIE DAVIES

Hailing from Jersey in the Channel Islands, Frankie first joined us to sing out the Women's Wetsuit Tester Camp earlier this Spring. Her Country and Americana influence along with her humble and fun-loving stage presence...

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE | NOAH LANE WITH ANDREW KAINEDER

Andrew Kaineder. An Australian native and creator of arresting and engaging film pieces. We’ve spent hours stuffed shoulder to shoulder in the front of a smelly van. He’s one of the deeper thinking people I've...

Summer Solstice | Slowing Down Time

“Being so far North really makes you feel that you’re on the edge, the sunset goes on forever and the moon rises at the same time, its like there’s this slowing down of time” LA....

Hugo Tagholm on Microplastics

There’s a rising tide choking our oceans, and Surfers Against Sewage CEO Hugo Tagholm is committed to stopping it. The fight has wrenched him from his beloved breaks and dumped him on red-eye trains, taking...

THE PLASTIC PROBLEM | BIRTHPLACE BY NOVO AMOR

 It has long been said that music can be a tool to inspire and empower social change. From the likes of Bob Dylan to Rage Against The Machine, we've seen music play an interesting and...

In Conversation With | Kate Rew

An ice mile. A cake dip. A burning rush of cold. There was a time when swimming just meant swimming. But with the Outdoor Swimming Society’s 23,000 members discovering and sharing the joys of plunging...

Surfers Against Sewage | Microplastics: The Facts

It's no secret that microplastics are having a devastating impact on our environment. Surfers Against Sewage have been leading the charge to protect our oceans for almost three decades now, so we hand over to them to give...

Hanli Prinsloo On Microplastics

At home in the deepest, bluest and most remote corners of earth, freediver and conservationist Hanli Prinsloo is a witness for the wild. She’s also a friend of Finisterre and a key player in our microplastics...

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