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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...

Shoulder to Shoulder | Environmental Leadership at the Global Wave Conference

For those that missed it, the 5th Global Wave Conference was held in Santa Cruz in early March 2018. It brought together 250 international delegates to hear over 60 speakers, the leadership of the environmental...

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...

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