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10 YEARS OF THE 10K

"Eventually all things merge into one, and a river runs through it." Norman Maclean. The dart 10k is many things to many different people; and many people does it attract. With nearly 1500 swimmers meandering...

Our Community | Exeter

The solstice has passed us by and it feels as though the sunshine of summer has already faded to a distant memory. But far from being the time to bundle up indoors, autumn is one...

Ocean Mic - Testing 1, 2, 3...

Dan Burgess is an activist, strategist and ocean educator who works with a variety of organisations to spread the gospel of ocean literacy, teaching people about our seas. He believes that once people know more and feel more...

Our Community | Falmouth

The solstice has passed us by and the sunshine of summer has already faded to a distant memory. But far from being the time to bundle up indoors, autumn is one of the best times...

Our Community | Hawksfield

The solstice has passed us by and the sunshine of summer has already faded to a distant memory. But far from being the time to bundle up indoors, autumn is one of the best times...

WHAT WENT DOWN

It's not often we board the hype train. Certainly not the fast paced locomotive of sneakers and kicks! Our second collaboration with Vans however called for a change in scenery. Working with the globally admired powerhouse that is Vans...

Our Community | Edinburgh

The solstice has passed us by and it feels as though the sunshine of summer is already fading to a distant memory. But far from being the time to bundle up indoors, autumn is one...

New Moon, Not Visible.

Rises in the morning. Sets in the evening.   The New Moon marks the beginning of a tidal month, and it’s an unassuming start at that – because the moon is directly between the sun...

In the Pursuit of the Surfing Dream

(Long Read. +15 mins.) In anticipation of the launch of our latest collaboration with Vans, we sat down with Vans team rider Seb Smart, shaper and Vans rider James Parry, and surf nomad Paige Maddison. As...

Our Friends in the North | Sally McGee

Sally McGee is a surf instructor with a bit of a difference. A tirelessly active member in the North East coastal community, Sally started all-female surf school Yonder, to help women and girls get over...

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...

Our Friends in the North | Sandy Kerr

We couldn’t take a trip to the north east and not pay a visit to Finisterre Ambassador Sandy Kerr. Sandy is our constant link to this community of north sea surfers, and working for the...

Seabirds and Seals of the Farne Islands

Just off the coast of Northumberland, hunkered down in the waters of the North Sea, lie the Farne Islands. A cluster of rocky crags scattered between one and five miles from shore, the islands are...

Grace Darling | Inspiring Women of the Sea

The seas around the British Isles are famed for producing some of the most treacherous and unpredictable conditions in the world. Finisterre has always supported the RNLI and the brave Lifeboat crews who watch over...

Stitched Together | Sam Gleeson & His Coat

Sam Gleeson is a tinkerer, crafter and maker of fine things. Living out in the west of Ireland, we’ve known Sam for a while, having repaired his coat on several occasions, so we asked our...

Every Stitch Tells a Story

We’ve been repairing Sam Gleeson’s 2008 Sastruga jacket since 2015. It’s been back to the workshop so many times now, we consider it an old friend. We offered Sam a new jacket so we could...

Big Fish, Little Knowledge.

It’s a common dream held by many. Quit your day-job, move to sun drenched shores and spend your life making a difference, saving the world. A dream that is often dismissed by those same many,...

The Language of Nautical Flags

The seas have always been the highways by which humans have travelled; used by our species to spread, trade, conquer and explore. With so many cultures using these watery thoroughfares, one might think it inevitable...

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...

City Kids Surfing | Class of 2019

We believe everyone should get the chance to experience the sea. A few years ago we teamed up with grassroots organisation Get City Kids Surfing, who aim to give disadvantaged inner city kids the chance...

SAS Autumn Beach Cleans

Save a date to save our seas. Surfers Against Sewage have launched their campaign for this year’s autumn beach cleans. You can sign up to join in a local clean and take this chance to...

Patagonia, I dreamed of abundance | Dan Crockett

Regular visitors to our Broadcast won't be strangers to the words of Dan Crockett. For the uninitiated, Dan is a writer who has been a part of the Finisterre family for many years; joining us...

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...

THE SHROUD | DOUGAL PATERSON

"Some shots from yesterday. You want some words and higher res?" To the less informed, this would seem like a somewhat nonchalant and extremely humble statement when referring to the severity of waves pictured in the article...

FEASTS FROM THE FARM: Summer’s bounty

Summer is the season of fruitfulness; the earth offering up its bounty to sustain our families and fill our stomachs. The journey from seed to veg to plate is one that Fergal and Matt Smith...

In Conversation | Bare Foot Skip

Skip Graham is halfway through an epic 1,000km prone paddle following the coastline from Minehead to Poole to raise money for #2minutebeachclean, and doing a few beach cleans along the way. Finisterre E-Commerce Manager Bex joined...

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,...

MOY HILL FARM | GROWING 2.1

In 2014, Fergal Smith embarked on a dream. A professional surfer who'd become all too aware of the footprint his lifestyle was creating, Fergal stopped back from the competitive circuit. Together with friend Matt Smith,...

SOLSTICE 58.58° | A FILM BY LEWIS ARNOLD

The summer solstice occurs when one of the earth's poles has its maximum tilt towards the sun. It happens twice a year, once in each hemisphere. Depending on the shift of the calendar, the summer...

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...

Trust | Surfability UK & Sam Bleakley

Surfability UK is a Community Interest Company providing young people with disabilities or learning difficulties the opportunity to feel the same thrill of exhilaration that other surfers experience on our watery magic carpet rides.With a b

EVERY SECOND BREATH

Every Second Breath takes its audience on a visual and sonic exploration of the seas around Falmouth. Through its stripped-back, natural soundscape and stunning cinematography, the film directed by Isobel Cunningham and shot by Arnie Montei

SOUNDS OF SENEGAL VOL. 2 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...

Our Ocean Connection | Easkey Britton

Dr. Easkey Britton is a surfer, Finisterre ambassador and marine social scientist at the National University of Ireland Galway. Her work explores the relationship between people and the sea, using her passion for the ocean...

The Art of Solitude | Ben Waters

There are few places in our modern world that truly represent the isolation that was once abundant on our planet. Living for two years on Australia's Lord Howe Island, artist Ben Waters and his family...

AN OCEAN RELATIONSHIP | DAN BURGESS

Dan Burgess is a strategist, co-designer, creative activist, podcaster and writer. He works as a consultant and practitioner with brands, NGO’s, communities, designers and activists via TheSpaceShip.earth and collaboration unit WildLabs.is.

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...

BACKDROP OF A BLACKTHORN IN BLOSSOM

Moy Hill Farm, a community garden and farming project in County Clare, Ireland set up by Finisterre Ambassadors, Fergal Smith and Matt Smith now finds itself in its fourth year of being. It's steadfast mission;...

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...

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