“Immersion in nature and building an intimate relationship with a place. I strive to know my local beach as well as I can: the movement of the sand, the tide, its ever-shifting, breathing geography.”

Raised in Sennen in the most south-westerly part of Cornwall, Mike has carved out a life intrinsically linked with the rhythms of sea, leading him to travel the globe extensively on the hunt for surf. His native coastline, however, remains one of his favourite destinations. A writer, lifeguard, and free-surfer, Mike Lay recently joined the Finisterre team as an official brand ambassador (