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Read Sample some of Easkey’s writing for online publications on the topics of ocean and human health, nature connection, mental health and wellbeing, gender and identities. Easkey is also a staff columnist for Oceanographic magazine.

Place of Encounter

Easkey Britton at the Cliffs of Moher

In Issue 17 of Oceanographic, Finisterre Ambassador and social ecologist Easkey Britton discusses the liberation that comes of immersion in the ocean; how it can help us work through emotions, fears and free both our minds and bodies to heal themselves.

Living by the Tide

In Issue 16 of Oceanographic, Finisterre Ambassador and recent podcast guest Easkey Britton discusses the boom in people heading to the ocean for reconnection and the therapeutic powers it offers, and a particular surge in people achieving this through wild swimming.

Being Well in the Swell

Fresh from Issue 14 of Oceangraphic, Finisterre Ambassador Easkey Britton looks at the tangible health benefits and growing body of evidence to support surf therapy as an effective means of treatment for a range of conditions.

Ocean & Human Health in the age of Covid 19

Fresh from Issue 13 of Oceangraphic, Finisterre Ambassador Easkey Britton looks at the health of people and our oceans in the age of Covid-19.


Barry and Easkey Britton

Lefts and rights. North and South. Protestant and Catholic. Ambassador Easkey Britton considers the roots and values of her native home in Ireland.

Tracing invisible lines

Easkey Britton Cliffs of Moher

As we embark on our Women’s Wetsuit Tester Programme, we welcome ambassador Dr Easkey Britton to discuss women in surfing.

Shaped by the Unseen

Easkey in Iran

This International Women’s Day, we’re proud to be screening the award-winning documentary Into The Sea, presented and co-produced by Finisterre ambassador Easkey Britton, in both our Bristol and London stores tonight. To coincide with this International Women’s Day, Easkey announces the relaunch of her social enterprise Waves Of Freedom, and gives us a run-down on a new photo series in celebration of the newly re-branded Like Water.

World Oceans Day: Reflections

Easkey Britton duck diving under wave

As a marine social scientist, my work is about better understanding our relationship with the sea, and how we might heal and restore it.

In Deep Water

Storm over island

We live on a planet in the midst of an ecological crisis of our own making, a reality that 2019 brought into sharp focus. We know what must be done. The question is, will we do it?

Our Ocean Connection

Easkey Britton Sea Swimming

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 to create social change and connection across cultures.

Blue Care: The healing power and potential of the deep blue sea

As a life-long surfer and researcher in Ocean and Human Health, I’m interested in how direct experiences with water, especially the sea, might facilitate a greater sense of connection and wellbeing.

Blue Mindfulness: How big-wave surfing has taught me to live in the moment

Easkey Britton duck diving under wave

I can see a wave coming, building momentum and I move to position myself to match its speed so I can meet it at just the right instant. Then it comes to life, towering over me. At its apex, at the height of its speed, I catch it and ride it. It is a moment of total commitment when all that build-up and mental and physical noise and buzz stop.