May 22nd, 2015

Surf Photography (Land) Just Got That Much Easier

We have found out that more and more surf photographers are getting rid of their 600mm lenses and in doing so purchasing the new Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 USM lens.

Canon 600mm. With a price tag close to $12,000 this is why you don’t see many photographers (hobbyist and professional) shooting with one of these.


Canon 100-400mm. For $2,200 this will enable that many more photographers to be able to shoot from the land and yet get full frame tight photos.


What Canon has to say:
Telephoto zoom 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens is compatible with full-frame EOS DSLRs, as well as APS-C sized sensors where it will provide a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 160-640mm.

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May 22nd, 2015

Alex Knost and Jack English Hit Up Malibu

Alex Knost – Malibu

Emails back n forth from Jack English (photographer) and Peter Taras (photo editor of Surfing Magazine)

to peter from jack
last swell a few weeks

you should do a art show when u get enough stuff.

not my style.. I’m not into tooting my own horn like other photogs who love talking about themselves (chang, bielmann, etc..)

Let people talk for you. you’re too talented to not be showing this shit.


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May 21st, 2015

Jason Lee – Professional Skater, Actor and Photographer

“Good simple photos – stay the f_ck out of the way.” – Jason Lee


May 20th, 2015

Quincy Symonds Surfing For Herself Or Funding Her Parents

It’s pretty sad seeing Quincy Symonds (6 years old) and her sponsored happy parents plastering her surfboard with stickers (sponsors) – really? She’s six and your already having your child put stickers on her board as if she has really achieved anything. So tell us this – by putting on these stickers is your daughter truly being paid by all seven brands (of course not).

It’s parents like you that make us puke! Seeing kids at such a young age thinking they are truly “sponsored” and then growing up thinking they need to make their sponsors happy first instead of just enjoying surfing. Let your kid be a kid – if they rip sponsors will come with time (in their teens).

Quincy being overshadowed by her mom and dad to make sure her sticker placement is right


Go make mommy and daddy proud – don’t surf for yourself Quincy, remember those logos can come off just as quick as they appeared


QUINCY from Sean Slobodan on Vimeo.

May 20th, 2015

The Adventures Of Jared Mell By Desillusion

The Adventures of Jared Mell by Desillusion Magazine

“When I’m surfing I’m not thinking about it I’m just doing it.” – Jared Mell


Directed by Josh Penn Soskin – supported by VANS

Music by Dan Croll – From Nowhere
Nick Mulvey – Fever To The Form

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May 19th, 2015

Tour Notes – Rio Pro Brazil

John John Florence
Carissa Moore – “Can I get a picture with you John, I brought my selfie stick.”
World Sleep League
Kolohe Andino
Kelly Slater – “He does a lot of mouth claims.”
Filepo Toledo

Are you my daddy?


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May 18th, 2015

THE FACTORY By Surfing Magazine

Is she looking for drugs – nope to dope she’s counting how many boards Eric Geiselman has.


$900.00 worth of surfboard fees later


We made it to 1:45 and already had enough watching these guys – Eric and Evan Geiselman with Yadin Nicol (boring)

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May 17th, 2015

Beachgrit Receives It’s First Advertiser (non-paid) – T-Sherms

T-SHERMS by Steve Sherman – ART DRIVEN TEE’s (non paying advertiser / trading for photos)


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May 17th, 2015

Filipe Toledo Wins 2015 Oi Rio Pro In Brazil (2nd place Bede Durbidge)

Filipe Toledo has beat out Bede Durbidge in the 2015 Oi Rio Pro from Brazil.

Bede (wearing his hat with a Fox logo) makes his way onto the stage


Now on stage where Bede is greeted by Kieren Perrow (World Surf League Commissioner) – “mate you need to take your hat off.”


Filipe Toledo takes the win and is allowed to keep his hat on (why? because he is wearing a Hurley hat who sponsors an event)


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May 16th, 2015

Peter Taras (Photo Editor of Surfing Magazine) Selling All His Camera Gear

“Hello Facebook World! I’m selling a bunch of my photo gear. Pass this onto to anyone you may know who’s interested in sports photography or surf photography. I priced most of all this equipment at the very lower level of the used pricing chart even though a lot of my equipment is in better condition than the price dictates. If you’re interested place private message me. Prices are firm. Gunna wait it out for a year and see what happens with cinema cameras. . I got some loner program stuff I can use until then.” – Peter Taras

“This photo editor sold his camera kit, you’ll never believe what he did next!” – Morgan Massen

We’re not sure if this is the beginning of the end for Peter at Surfing Magazine or if he is truly is waiting for cinema cameras. We call BS on Pete! If your waiting for cinema cameras which is fine, but why then would you be selling your lenses that would go on these cameras? (keeping your trusty 50mm?)

Petes’ Camera Gear for Sale:

…and in other “The Enthusiast Network” news (owners of Surfer and Surfing magazine) editor-in-chief Brendon Thomas of Surfer Magazine for the past 5 years has now left to join forces with The Surfers Journal.

So there you have it, a photo editor selling his gear and a editor that has left his position for a magazine that’s not going anywhere…


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