Posts Tagged ‘peter taras’

March 8th, 2016

Peter Taras No Longer Photo Editor At Surfing Magazine

We just got off the phone with our good buddy Peter Taras and he has confirmed he is no longer the photo editor at Surfing Magazine, but Jimmy Wilson (former assistant photo editor) is taking over. Peter will now oversea all website and social media aspects for their website.

Jimmy gave Peter a nice farewell package – Peter landing this months cover shot of Kolohe Andino surfing on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. The 50ft American flag provided by the Ten group.

Hey wait a minute Mr. Taras – did you get the whole “flag” idea from our shoot with Scotty Stopnik?


Resource: The American Life

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.


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…


June 13th, 2014

From Peter Taras – Photo Editor Of Surfing Magazine

Voicemail: June 13, 2014 5:05PM

Hey whats going on Jack it’s Pete Taras how you doing… give me a call when you get this… just calling you back. I went through your website and I really can’t believe how much stuff you have archived and how good your website was built man – whoever did that did an insane job like that thing is like a top notch site – I was pretty blown away by it. I never really checked it out in detail like how it is – it’s pretty rad. – Peter Taras

Peter Taras currently holds the photo editor position of the following magazines and website

Surfing Magazine (print)

Surfing Magazine Flip Book (digital magazine of all WCT contest)

Swimsuit Issue (print)

NSSA Program (print)

Surfing Magazine (website)

March 1st, 2013

Secret Sound Underground Movie Premiere

Last night was the movie premiere of Secret Sound Underground by filmer Jack Coleman which was presented by RAEN optics at the La Paloma Theatre in Encinitas.

Jack Colemans first theatre premiere

A proud and happy Jack at the 7pm showing

Jack letting his hair down and ready to rock with his side kick at the 9pm showing

The wall decor setting the ambiance

For Mob Rachado (but he didn’t show)

You can buy Jesus

Pick up the phone and dial the party line, it’s great

Jeremy Heit and his brother Justin (owners of RAEN) with Jack


One girl

Two girls

Three girls


With less people buying surf movies these days you have to make your money back somewhere (stickers were free)

$20 dollar make you holler

Peter Taras the photo editor at Surfing Magazine

Hagen Kelley playing bouncer

Chris Cote editor in chief of Transworld Surf Magazine (does this guy ever sleep?)


Andrew Doheny and Ford Archbold, Jack’s stars

BFF’s (we wonder if Ford will ever get a Built for Speed tattoo)

Hi I’m Alex Knost the trend setter for all you kids out there

Jack oh so excited, eat your heart out Taylor Steele I got Alex

November 14th, 2012

Today’s Photo Upload

Photos that we have uploaded today

Omar Etcheverry – Hossegor, France

Mundaka, Spain

Ozzie Wright/Goons of Doom – Hillcrest, San Diego (ended up doing a last minute gig, but unfortunately nobody showed up to this show)

Pancho Sullivan – Lower Trestles, San Diego

Pat Gudauskas – Killers, Todos Santos

Pat with water photographer Peter Taras – T-Street, San Clemente

Pat O’Connell with Mike Parsons- ISA Games, Huntington Beach

Peter King – Scripps, La Jolla Shores

Phil Macdonald – Hossegor, France

Roy Powers – US Open, Huntington Beach

Hossegor, France

Rusty Long, Patrick Trefz (photographer), and Greg Long – Sipping Jetstreams Movie Premiere, San Digeo

Scotty Hammonds – La Graviere, France

Oceanside Pier

Shane Beschen – US Open Expression Session, Huntington Beach

Shea Lopez – Huntington Beach

Tanner Gudauskas – Rockpile, Laguna Beach

Yadin Nicol and Taylor Steele – Shipping Jetstreams Movie Premiere, San Diego

Teddy Navarro – Lowers, San Diego

Tom Whitaker – San Onofre, San Diego

Tyler Newton – Lower Trestles, San Diego

June 6th, 2012

Swell 2012 Summer Catalog

Front cover of Swell’s new catalog

Photos by Peter Taras

October 20th, 2011

Surfing Magazine Makes The Cut

A Photo Editor (APE) is a blog owned and ran by Rob Haggart, who is the former Director of Photography for Men’s Journal and Outside Magazine. Yes, this is one and usually the only blog we visit and today we noticed a posting on there site under “The Daily Edit” for Surfing Magazine. Such love on the art direction, but yet so much hate (from the locals) of the story.

ps-Rob can we get some love here at Surf Images as we already bribed you once?

Jimmi Cane on another trip

Readers comments

October 5th, 2011

Surfing Media No Longer Allowed In Salina Cruz, Mexico

You would expect something of this from Stab Magazine, but yet this has come from Surfing Magazine who have for many years had there staff photographers shooting photos at Salina Cruz, Mexico. Local Salina Cruz surfer and surf camp owner Cesar Ramirez writes, “I hearby advise everyone that there has been a meeting between the local surfers in Salina Cruz including all the surf camps and as a result to this disgusting article … as of now, for 2 years foreign photographers and videographers are not welcome in Salina Cruz, doesn’t matter what surf team or what magazine they work for.” Full story here

July 15th, 2011

Surfers Break The Law To Go Surf

“Danger High Surf – Jetty Closed No Trespassing Violators Will Be Prosecuted”. This sign reminds us a lot of those no skateboarding signs you see in most every public area. Yesterday San Clemente surfers Tanner Rozunko, Ian Crane, Taylor Clark and Surfing magazine photo editor Peter Taras chose to break the law up in LA county just to go surf. Then after a two hour session low and behold who do we see on the beach scantily dressed as she is giving the boys quiet a show from the land. We can’t tell you who this “A” list celebrity is just yet, but you will sure find out sooner then later (eat your heart out Doomas Rumors). In the mean time enjoy some of the shots below we got of the crew.

Tanner Rozunko

Ian Crane

Taylor Clark

Peter Taras

Ms. “A” List Celebrity