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Finisterre to Finisterre

On the West Coast of northern Spain, on a coastline buffeted by storms, lies Cape Finisterre. Once believed to be the edge of the world, the word Finisterre literally means ‘the end of the earth’....

Reconnect to Wellness | In Conversation with Thera-Sea

Last year, we reached out to our community to find the different ways that people reconnect with our oceans. One person who’s certainly qualified to give their input is Katy Griffin, a mental health clinician...

Moderate, Becoming Good Later.

The BBC shipping forecast has long been an inspiration and a guide for seafarers. From its poetic delivery to the unusual names of the different forecast areas, there is a certain romance contained within it. It...

Open water, Open arms.

Last month we were proud to welcome marathon swimmer Beth French and director Stefan Stuckert to our stores for an exclusive run of screenings of Against the Tides, an epic film that follows Beth as...

World's First Surf Therapy Symposium

"We launched 'ISTO' with the help of a grant from Laureus and Comic Relief in 2017/2018. This is the first year the conference has been self-funded, and it's amazing to see the growth. From 8...

United By Water

Beth French is a rather extraordinary human. A single mother, diagnosed with ME after a childhood of poor health, she is the only person to attempt the Oceans Seven challenge in a single year; swimming...

Our Friends in the North | Chris McClean

Visiting old friends is always a pleasure. Chris McClean is a photographer and film-maker of distinguished quality who has worked with the Finisterre crew for years, creating films like edges of sanity and north sea...

Trickle of the Stream | Jayce Robinson

"In between training for the Olympics and running his business we recently received this beautiful prose and some images from our friend, Jayce Robinson; his reflections on taking a few days retreat during the busiest...

The View From Below | 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 travelled extensively for his work; filming aquatic environments from...

Amy Stringfellow | The Place That Made Me

Amy Stringfellow is a rare breed. A female boatbuilder with a passion for old shipwrighting techniques, she keeps alive a tradition and trade that dates back centuries. But this talent might never have been uncovered...

Pete Geall | The Place That Made Me

Pete Geall is a surfer, lifeguard and writer. A traveller with a flair for the romantic, capturing in his writing the windswept thrill of adventure found in some of the most remote places that waves...

The Ocean's Brush | In Conversation with Peter Matthews

Peter Matthews’ work is all about the sea. He immerses himself and his artworks in the water, experiencing the haptic feedback of the ocean to create works that are from the sea, of the sea,...

People of the Water | The Outdoor Swimming Society

 What does it mean to be an outdoor swimmer? What is it about slipping into the freezing cold waters of our seas, lakes and rivers that is so exhilarating? What does it feel like to be...

Meet the Designers | Laura

As part of our season of reconnection we’re introducing you to the people who design our range. From settling into Cornwall to developing our vibrant Gorse print pattern, we sat down with our lead Womenswear...

Meet the designers | Todd

As part of our season of reconnection we’re introducing you to the people who design our range. We caught up with our lead Menswear designer Todd, to discuss what it was like making the move...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 | 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Broadcast Presents | Ben Player's Far North

Last week we launched Broadcast Presents across our UK stores. An ongoing series that shall see us bring film, visuals and other beautiful idiosyncrasies from our world and beyond to the big screen. We caught up with World...

Vestfirðir: An Icelandic Playlist | Chris McClean

A picture can paint a thousand words. A moving picture with a score to it can go further still. Working over the years with photographer / videographer, Chris McClean, it has become apparent that in...

Sailor, Skier, Carpenter, Guide | Vidar Kristinsson

It is all about the people you meet along the way; of stories told, food shared. We set sail in search of Icelandic peaks on board the Aurora, safe in the hands of captain Vidar...

Behind the Glass | Inside Walters

Community. If there's one word that fits, it's the one. It's the ethos which ties together the triptych strands of Finisterre; product, people, environment. It's the family that all surfers inhabit. It's the businesses at Wheal Kitty, huddl

When the boat comes in | Fishing women and herring girls

We recently journeyed to the Shetland Islands, discovering a rich heritage of maritime and crafting history. We were intrigued by stories of women of the herring boom of the late 19th century and their part...

Sea Road To Lyonesse | Part II

... 'that might just be his homeland, drowned and forgotten, sea roads snaking to the present.' Following on from part 1. Dan Crockett with Josh Vyvyan. Homescape ‘Throw them out. They are the wrong sort...

Sea Road to Lyonesse | Part I

Somewhere between Land’s End and the Isles of Scilly, around the Seven Stones reef, there was once a place called Lyonesse. On a clear day it could have been seen from the cliff above Sennen....

Sam Bleakley | India Multikulti

Back in January of this year, ambassador Sam Bleakley pilgrimaged to the now familiar cultural setting of Kerala, India as part of a month long surf residency at the surf and yoga retreat Soul &...

Time & Tide | Dale Adams

The final instalment of our Time & Tide series takes us to the shores of south Wales to meet a photographer working outside of the usual nine to five. With dusk delayed, there is no...