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The 2016 Finisterre Wetsuits

  • - Updated entry – easier to take on and off, with improved chest and shoulder fit
  • - Internal lumber patch – extra 3mm providing warmth
  • - Elongated back panel to improve heat retention
  • - Double needle blind stitched throughout - no need for seam sealant that often ends up cracking

We have been working with Mat D'Ascoli, a true master in his field to build, develop and refine the current suit for over 10 months. Features we have focused on include double needle blind stitching throughout (warmth and durability), higher internal loft throughout suit (warmth), 15mm seam tape (warmth and durability), higher-grade neoprene through upper body (flexibility), as well as a custom neck entry system (reduced flushing).

"We've developed a suit that will perform in the true cold water environments that we experience on these shores. It is a milestone moment for us. It's been over 10 years since I started Finisterre here in St Agnes and it's the one product we’ve been biding our time to make."
Tom Kay - Founder

After three years of research and development, last winter we launched our unique wetsuit tester programme - ‘Nieuwland Works’. As well as looking at the design criteria for a wetsuit built by a British brand that understands the needs of surfers on these shores, the aim was also to build on the brand’s heritage of innovation and quality.

300 wetsuit testers around the UK from our athletes to guys on the ground, have helped us refine our wetsuits and we are excited and proud of what we’ve created.