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Making it normal | The Outdoor Swimming Society

Adventure swimmers, wild swimmers, ice swimmers, social swimmers, skinny dippers… Outdoor swimming is enjoying a huge surge in popularity; with over 200 open water swimming events around the country, a similar number of open water...

THE AQUATIC SELF | HANLI PRINSLOO

Living a life aquatic engenders a deep respect of our oceans. By connecting with the water we gain a greater appreciation of its inhabitants, and our place in their world. When it comes to living...

OCEAN MINDFULNESS | SAM BLEAKLEY

Travelling to far flung shores and learning about local cultures, traditions and attitudes have made Sam Bleakley a worldly surfer. In these places it is important to be present and conscious of yourself, your state and...

A WORLD OF WONDER | OCEANOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE

"Sorry for the slow response." Some emails take longer to reply to than others. Workload, priorities or simply a task less favourable, we've all been guilty of sending the above. Our first email exchange with Will...

SOUNDS OF SENEGAL VOL. 1 BY SAM BLEAKLEY

 An Aficionado of world music and a man with an appreciation for dance and the movement it creates, we asked Ambassador, Sam Bleakley to collect some of the sounds that accompanied our recent trip to Senegal, West...

THE ZAWN | PETE GEALL

When the conditions align and the stars light up, do you head for the steadfast and familiar or risk it on the unknown in hope of uncrowded perfection? A predicament that anyone who pours over the weather...

IN CONVERSATION | THE RIGHT TO ROAM

After winning Best British Surf Film at London Surf Film Festival with their film Surf Girls Jamaica; we catch up with Joya and Lucy, the two unstoppable forces behind The Right To Roam, on how the project came...

IN CONVERSATION | CALUM MACLEAN

As part of our second collaboration with VivoBarefoot, we reached out to our community of water-goers. Calum Maclean is a Scottish film-maker and photographer with a passion for the outdoors and exploring remote locations for...

THE WISDOM OF NATURE | RUTH ALLEN

Healing through nature is about more than just stepping outside. It involves forging a deeper connection. A process, as Ruth Allen describes it, of re-wilding. Ruth is a qualified therapist, experienced health and wellbeing specialist...

THE NEED FOR TRANSPARENCY IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY

At the end of April every year is Fashion Revolution Week, timed to coincide with the anniversary of the Rana Plaza Factory Crash. Fashion Revolution is a campaign for reform in the clothing industry with a...

Innovation in BLOOM | Sustainable footwear solutions

Our collaboration with Vivobarefoot is based on an alignment of values, a commitment to reconnecting, whether to land or to the sea, and a drive to pioneer sustainable innovations and new technologies. The Vivo x...

OCEAN RECONNECTION

A partnership is a business or venture with multiple owners, each of whom has invested interest. In the case of Finisterre and Oceanographic Magazine, our invested interest is a shared one; the health and well being of...

OTTER WORKSHOP ON WHEELS 2019

Butcher, Baker, handplane maker.  Last week we wrapped up our annual Workshop on Wheels Tour with good friend James Otter and his wooden surfboard company. Taking their bespoke craft to our stores across the country,...

SALT WATER OF SENEGAL | SAM BLEAKLEY

Ambassador Sam Bleakley is a well-travelled surfer. As a former European Longboard champion, Sam's professional career has seen him compete around the globe as one of the most respected in his trade. In more recent...

Collective Mapping In Our Modern Surf Age | Pete Geall

Surfers are master map makers. We create, nurture and build narratives around our favourite spots. The fluid nature of our pursuit offers flux and change on a constant level. We understand this innately; no two...

SilverTech Fabric: Antibacterial Technology

We have worked on creating a fabric fit for summer base layers. The NEW Argentum tops blend SilverTech and organic cotton, making them ideal for everyday or active wear due to the moisture wicking and...

Bears and Big Waves

In January we invited Trevor Gordon, a Californian surfer, sailor and filmmaker to visit us at the Workshops. Along with Ambassador, Matt Smith they spent three days in Cornwall hosting one community night at Finisterre...

BIG SPRING BEACH CLEAN

Surfers against sewage calls for giant wave of volunteers to join its biggest ever uk spring clean, from summit to sea! THE CALL TO ARMS • Urgent call for volunteers to join more than 600...

BOWMONT UPDATE | SPRING 2019

 Our suppliers make for some of the most important relationships we have. These are paramount to ensuring we make the best product possible and continue to adhere to our three points of commitment; product, environment...

CLOSING THE LOOP ON DIRTY DENIM

Between the US and the UK alone, over 500 million pairs of jeans are purchased every year. The sad fact is that most of them will end up in landfill. Wasted. Forgotten. Useless. But there...

BEYOND THE NOISE | ONLINE RELEASE

'Distracted by realities of our own invention, the natural world becomes invisible, technology is our king. As the cracks in society spread, two surfers seek refuge in the vastness of the ocean, away from the...

TRUSTING THE PROCESS | EASKEY BRITTON

Inspiration can come in many shapes and forms. We find it in its droves in the  ocean environment and in those who spend their time immersed in it. This International Women's Day, we celebrate all the women...

A RENEWED FOCUS | PHOTOGRAPHER JACK ABBOTT

We've known Jack for a little while now, once resident photographer at our Bristol store. An avid surfer himself and splitting time between city and surf, it made perfect sense in having Jack lend his lens to...

HANDS FIRST | RECONNECTION THROUGH BODYSURFING AND MAKING

For many of us, surfing is simply a means to spending moments in the ocean; in nature. Like any relationship though, our connection with the natural environment can be easily stretched and worn thin -...

SEVEN STONES LIGHTSHIP | PETE GEALL

As our very namesake would suggest, much of our inspiration is born of the sea and maritime tradition. As surfers and regular users of the ocean, we rely on accurate weather and wave forecasting (as...

NORTH SEA HOLES

  It's been a year since we finished filming north sea holes so I contacted the gang; Chris McClean (Director and Editor), Lewis Arnold (Filmer and DOP) and Sandy for some words to accompany the...

THE WAREHOUSE CREW

If there is anything indicative of our business growth over the last 15 years, it’s the warehouse. As Finisterre have grown, the warehouse crew have played a vital part in getting product logged, shipped out...

RECONNECT | LEWIS ARNOLD & SANDY KERR

For photographer Lewis Arnold and Finisterre Ambassador Sandy Kerr, the early dialogue of spring could seem a long way off in the beginnings of February. With anomalous 'huge period swells' and less than friendly morning temperatures...

MORNING RITUALS | EMMA FRASER-BELL

As we slowly reach the depths of winter, frigid temperatures and dark mornings ensure that only the committed get into the water. We turn to woman of the sea, Emma Fraser-Bell to tell us about the...

ALL AT SEA | ED MARTIN

Sailing and kayaking on a three-month solo voyage around Iceland, the Faroes, Shetland and Scotland, Ed Martin knows the ruthless whims and flippant betrayal the weather can unleash all too well. From electrical storms to...

WHEAL KITTY COMMUNITY | OPEN

Arriving at Wheal Kitty as creative production company Sideways, Mark and Em Anderson weren’t the obvious contenders to take on the old board factory. But, by drawing on their flair for a story and intuition...

WHEAL KITTY COMMUNITY | CANTEEN

When it comes to post-surf breakfasts, coffee catch-ups and lunchtime dining, there’s only one place in Wheal Kitty we want to be. We caught up with Canteen’s Ben Quinn, Sophie Cartmail and Trav Bulbeck to...

WHEAL KITTY COMMUNITY | SURFERS AGAINST SEWAGE

From courting the royals to heading up a global movement, as one of Wheal Kitty’s founding fathers, Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) hasn’t let up since day one. We caught Hugo Tagholm and Jess North in...

WHEAL KITTY COMMUNITY | FINISTERRE

Delving into our clifftop community and taking stock of relationships forged, we turn to Steph Rogers and Ade Flowers, Finisterre’s newest team members, for a fresh take on Wheal Kitty’s unique atmosphere and what’s on...

HARRY BROCKWAY | HEADLAND ARTIST SERIES

All hail the humble Fulmar.   To the untrained eye they are lost amidst reeling gulls out at sea.Look more closely and you’ll see a true master of the air and one of our most...

THE SEA AND THE LAND

 "Consider them both, the sea and the land; and do you not find a strange analogy to something in yourself?" - Herman Melville, Moby Dick. After another year of tending to the arable corner of Lahinch in...

TREVOR GORDON | IN CONVERSATION WITH MATT SMITH

Sailing, surfing and storytelling.  A glimpse at what's to come during next weeks store talknights with surfer, Trevor Gordon and Finisterre Ambassador, Matt Smith. Focussing on the present, past and future and the lessons learnt through...

2018: LOOKING BACK BY FINISTERRE FOUNDER TOM KAY

"Using business as a force for good." Welcoming in the new year and reflecting on the year past with a few words from Finisterre Founder, Tom Kay. Supported by our customers and community, there were...

WETSUITS FROM WETSUITS UPDATE

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 introduce closed loop manufacturing to the industry....

Cold Hands, Warm Heart | Pete Geall

The words 'epic' and 'perfect' although often the most fitting diction to describe the surf conditions, can often get cast around with loose referene. In the wake of recent swells (and accompanying wind) there would...

FOUR WALLS SURROUNDED BY WILD | PETE GEALL

For Pete Geall, a man who is quite comfortable with a sensibly priced Bivvy bag, the prospect of staying somewhere with basic brick and mortar was that of Airbnb luxury.  In search of the cold...

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...